Locomotive allows you to create content types without imposing a specific pre-built structure. No SQL knowledge is required here.
Your content types can then be used directly in your Liquid templates.
Before further reading, make sure you created a site with Wagon.
Wagon provides you the generate command to help you to create the YAML file describing your content type.
cd ~/workspace/my_first_site wagon generate content_type events title:string description:text event_date:date
It will generate 2 files:
The first one contains the content_type declaration, the second contains sample data so that you can test your site with fake data. Some random data have been added.
Use plural for your content type names.
Examples: posts, articles, photos, success_stories, ...etc.
The available field types are
string, text, file, select, boolean, date, date_time, tags, integer, float, belongs_to, has_many, many_to_many.
It is strongly advised to declare a string field type as the first entry even if it's not used.
Here are the properties you can use on app/content_types/*.yml files. All the content types should be plural filenames.
Example of an Article content type:
name: Articles description: Just a simple blog module order_by: posted_at order_direction: desc slug: articles label_field_name: title fields: - title: label: Title type: string hint: The title of the article - posted_at: label: Posted at type: date hint: The date when the article has been or will be posted. - body: label: Body type: text text_formatting: html hint: The body of the article
|name||String||Public name of the content type. Use plural.|
|slug||String||Slug of the content type. Must be plural, lowercase and snake_case (any spaces replaced with underscores).|
|description||String||Explanation displayed in the backoffice.|
|label_field_name||String||Field slug. Default field slug (generally title), it must be a string field. It is advised to not use relationship fields as it might cause issues with public entry submissions.|
|order_by||String||Changes the order of content entries in Back Office.|
- the slug of any field
|order_direction||String||Changes the order direction.|
|group_by||String||Groups entries in tabs in the Back Office.|
- slug of any select field
|tree_parent_field_name||String||Slug of the field used as to organize content entries as a tree (WIP)|
|public_submission_enabled||Boolean||Activates public 'create' API (e.g for a contact form)|
|public_submission_accounts||Array||Array of email addresses to be notified of new entries made with the public API.|
Note: Works only in the Engine, not with Wagon.
|public_submission_title_template||String||Subject of the notification email sent when a new content entry has been created.|
|display_settings||Hash||Controls the display of the following content type tabs in the Back Office.|
- seo: [Boolean]
- advanced: [Boolean]
- position: [Integer]
- hidden: [Boolean]
|entry_template||String||By default, the Back Office lists content entries using the _label property (see label_field_name) of the content entry. This can be modified by writing your own Liquid template.|
|filter_fields||Array of slugs||Enables a content entry search field in the Back Office.|
This property accepts an array of field slugs that will be checked for matching with user inputs.
|fields||Hash||List of fields whose structure is described below|
The minimal structure:
field_slug: type: <type> option: value
|label||String||Required. Label for the backoffice|
|hint||String||Displays a hint in the backoffice.|
|localized||Boolean||Default false. Makes this field localized: each language will have a different value.|
|group||String||Rearrange your model fields in groups/tabs in the back-office. Do not use spaces in the string. (Underscores will be rendered as spaces in the Back Office, e.g. my_group will be displayed as MY GROUP).|
|string||Standard string field|
Use with the text_formatting option:
- html: option to display a wysiwyg editor in the backoffice
|select||Add select_options: |
|file||No option, get the url with |
|integer||Integer field. No option.|
|float||Float field. No option.|
|date||Date field. No option.|
|date_time||DateTime field. No option.|
|boolean||true or false field. No option.|
|tags||Tags field. No option.|
|belongs_to||Declare a one-way relationship between two content types.|
Example: product belongs to a category, field 'category' in products.yml:
|has_many||Declare a recursive relationship between two content types.|
Example: category has many products (field 'products' in categories.yml):
Notice the plurals and singulars.
|many_to_many||Declare a many-to-many relationship between two content types.|
Example: products has and belongs to many categories. In products.yml:
There are a number of protected words that cannot be used in content_type slugs or fields. They are:
Updated 5 months ago