Rename my new Item Template Tab Labels

4 years 6 days ago #46566 by chasc
I've read through the threads about renaming the template tab labels and have not found a solution. I'm running FLEXIcontent version 2.1.3 r1857 - I create a new item template and need to change the names of the tabs, i.e., TAB01, TAB02, etc.
I went into the en-GB.ini file and add:

TAB01="Primary Impact Area"
TAB02="Inerge Ratings"
TAB03="Key Benefit Areas"
TAB04="Knowledge Worker Focus"
TAB05="Industry Focus"
TAB06="Market Presence"
TAB07="Activity Tabs"
TAB08="Comments"
TAB09="Websites"
TAB10="Social Media"
TAB11="Analytics"
TAB12="Visits"

I was hoping I could change the TAB01, TAB02, etc. in the the new item.xml file for my "app" item template. The new labels work for the "subtitle_tab1_label" labels, but are also repeated in the "bottom_tab1_label" labels. Would please let me know how I can fix this. I want to rename all of the 12 tabs.

I'm based in New Hampshire, USA
Thank you for your help!! :)

Charlie
chas@glbvst.com

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4 years 6 days ago #46568 by ggppdk
Hello

you go to each content type (edit form) or category and you can see in template parameters (bottom right) that these default TAB names are used:
TAB01
TAB02
TAB03
etc


both the top tabset and bottom tabset use the above


BUT you can change them !
you edit your content type or category and set custom ones for the top tabset:
e.g.
MY_TAB_INDUSTRY
MY_TAB_TURISM
MY_TAB_TRANSPORT

then in joomla language manager in overrides TAB you add the above language strings, or better you can edit the language file directly:

FRONTEND: language\overrides\en-GB.override.ini
BACKEND: administrator\language\overrides\en-GB.override.ini


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4 years 5 days ago #46573 by chasc
Thank you very much! Very good improvement.

Charlie

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4 years 5 days ago #46585 by chasc
Evidently I did something wrong, before I got your response above, I had already modified my new templates item.xml and en-GB.ini files. I added to my en-GB.ini file for my "apps" items template (created based on the default template):

TAB01="Primary Impact Area"
TAB02="Inerge Ratings"
TAB03="Benefit Areas & Platforms"
TAB04="Knowledge Worker Focus"
TAB05="Industry Focus"
TAB06="Market Presence"
TAB07="Activity Tags"
TAB08="Comments"
TAB09="Websites"
TAB10="Social Media"
TAB11="Analytics"
TAB12="Interests"

In the item.xml file, I changed: label="Label for Tab 1" code to label="Primary Impact Area"
for each of the field name="subtitle_tab1_label" in the top section of code.
In the bottom section (under each field name="bottom_tab1_label") I changed the default="TAB01" to default="TAB07" and the label="Label for Tab 1" to label="Activity Tags"

The changed worked, but I have the problem I initially raised. Now, I understand how to change the TAB01, etc. in my "type" called "application". However, the top TAB01 - TAB06 repeat in the bottom section. and the gray labels on the left "Layout Configuration for : apps" reflect the change to the item.xml and en-GB.ini files. Now I need to find the best way to fix the problem.

My current "apps" en-GB.ini file is:

; template language file to override or add new language strings

FLEXI_TPL_NO_COLUMNS_SELECT_FORCING_DISPLAY_ITEM_TITLE="No columns selected forcing the display of item title. Please:<br />1. enable display of item title in category parameters<br />2. OR add fields to the category Layout of the template assigned to this category<br />3. OR set category parameters to display 0 items per page"
FLEXI_TEMPLATE_HTML_MODE="HTML Version"
FLEXI_HTML_MODE="Choose HTML version"
FLEXI_HTML_MODE_DESC="Choose between xhtml or html5."
FLEXI_XHTML="xhtml"
FLEXI_HTML5="html5"
TAB01="Primary Impact Area"
TAB02="Inerge Ratings"
TAB03="Benefit Areas & Platforms"
TAB04="Knowledge Worker Focus"
TAB05="Industry Focus"
TAB06="Market Presence"
TAB07="Activity Tags"
TAB08="Comments"
TAB09="Websites"
TAB10="Social Media"
TAB11="Analytics"
TAB12="Interests"

I changed my item.xls for "apps" back to:


<field name="subtitle_tabs_grp" type="separator" default="SubTitle Tabs" description="" level="level2" hr="false" />
<field name="subtitle_tab1_label" type="text" default="TAB01" label="Label for Tab 1" description="The text for this label is filter via JText (you can add to your ini language files)" />
<field name="subtitle_tab2_label" type="text" default="TAB02" label="Label for Tab 2" description="The text for this label is filter via JText (you can add to your ini language files)" />
<field name="subtitle_tab3_label" type="text" default="TAB03" label="Label for Tab 3" description="The text for this label is filter via JText (you can add to your ini language files)" />
<field name="subtitle_tab4_label" type="text" default="TAB04" label="Label for Tab 4" description="The text for this label is filter via JText (you can add to your ini language files)" />
<field name="subtitle_tab5_label" type="text" default="TAB05" label="Label for Tab 5" description="The text for this label is filter via JText (you can add to your ini language files)" />
<field name="subtitle_tab6_label" type="text" default="TAB06" label="Label for Tab 6" description="The text for this label is filter via JText (you can add to your ini language files)" />

<field name="bottom_tabs_grp" type="separator" default="Bottom Tabs" description="" level="level2" hr="false" />
<field name="bottom_tab1_label" type="text" default="TAB07" label="Label for Tab 1" description="The text for this label is filter via JText (you can add to your ini language files)" />
<field name="bottom_tab2_label" type="text" default="TAB08" label="Label for Tab 2" description="The text for this label is filter via JText (you can add to your ini language files)" />
<field name="bottom_tab3_label" type="text" default="TAB09" label="Label for Tab 3" description="The text for this label is filter via JText (you can add to your ini language files)" />
<field name="bottom_tab4_label" type="text" default="TAB10" label="Label for Tab 4" description="The text for this label is filter via JText (you can add to your ini language files)" />
<field name="bottom_tab5_label" type="text" default="TAB11" label="Label for Tab 5" description="The text for this label is filter via JText (you can add to your ini language files)" />
<field name="bottom_tab6_label" type="text" default="TAB12" label="Label for Tab 6" description="The text for this label is filter via JText (you can add to your ini language files)" />

And modified the "Layout Configuration for : apps" to:

TAB01
TAB02
TAB03
TAB04
TAB05
TAB06
TAB07
TAB08
TAB09
TAB10
TAB11
TAB12

But the gray labels on the left are still:

Primary Impact Area
Inerge Ratings
Key Benefit Areas
Knowledge Worker Focus
Industry Focus
Market Presence
Activity Tags
Comments
Websites
Social Media
Analytics
Interests

This is fine, but on the frontend, the bottom TAB01-TAB06 repeat (are not TAB07-TAB12).

Do you know how to fix?

Charlie

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4 years 5 days ago #46591 by ggppdk
Hello

after changing XML files PLEASE REMEMBER to clear joomla cache

-- parsing XML files is expensive and is bad to do repeatedly, so we cache it !


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4 years 5 days ago #46592 by chasc
I don't have a cache problem, but I'm wondering if the strings I placed in my apps item template en-GB.ini file are correct (see below). Is there a way to create a string for each TAB01, etc. to distinguish between to top and the bottom? I've tried every configuration and keep getting the same results - the Bottom Tabs get the same labels as the Subtitle Tabs.

Originally, I created a new items template from the item default template called "apps". I've generated about 24 fields that are organized in the apps item template. Everything works great, but I can't change the names of TAB01-TAB06 in the Bottom Tabs in the "frontend" (what people see). I searched the forum and have seen other people with the same problem. One issue is why the Subtitle Tabs and the Bottom Tabs have the same default names (and not TAB07-TAB12). This way the tabs are distinctly different and should be much easier to change.

As suggested, I changed the Layout Configuration for" apps in "type" called "applications" I left the Subtitle Tabs as TAB01-TAB06 and renamed the Bottom Tabs to TAB07, TAB08, etc. Then in the apps item template en-GB.ini file I entered:

TAB01="Primary Impact Area"
TAB02="Inerge Ratings"
TAB03="Benefit Areas + Platforms"
TAB04="Knowledge Worker Focus"
TAB05="Industry Focus"
TAB06="Market Presence"
TAB07="Activity Tabs"
TAB08="Comments"
TAB09="Websites"
TAB10="Social Media"
TAB11="Analytics"
TAB12="Interests"

The Subtitle Tabs were renamed, but the problem with TAB07-TAB12 persists. I'm using the original item.xml file from the default items template and I have clear the cache. There has to be a fix for this. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Charlie

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4 years 5 days ago #46593 by ggppdk

I don't have a cache problem, but I'm wondering if the strings I placed in my apps item template en-GB.ini file are correct (see below). Is there a way to create a string for each TAB01, etc. to distinguish between to top and the bottom? I've tried every configuration and keep getting the same results - the Bottom Tabs get the same labels as the Subtitle Tabs.



yes, yes, :) ;) it would be meanigless for us to have added TABs and not provide way to have custom label
please read my original answer,

but i repeat my answer in a little more detail:

you can have custom labels PER:
- category
- content type
- item (yes that will override content type labels)

edit the LABELs in the above FORMs at bottom right and for item it is inside the "template TAB" , they are called template parameter, and appear below the selected template click to open the slider

and set something different than "TAB01" set any language string that you want

Regards


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4 years 4 days ago #46597 by chasc
Got it! That was simple - forgot the item template tabs. Thanks for being patient with me. I really like your product. Once I get the site built out, I'll show you what I'm doing. I know enough about code to make me dangerous, but lack training on PHP. I have been working with Joomla off and on for about 8 years (since Mambo). Thanks again for you help and please do keep up the great work!

Charlie

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4 years 4 days ago #46600 by ggppdk
Hello

also in v2.2.1 the sliders of Categories and Content Type edit FORMs will be made into TABs to make easier to locate the template parameters

Regards


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