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Offline shoulders

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features area in a download item
« on: 18.01.2018 14:15:06 »
I would like a features WYSIWYG in a download item, above the change log.

This is useful feature because most software has an extended feature list and these areas would nicely go into a tabbed view along with the changelog and description.

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Re: features area in a download item
« Reply #1 on: 19.01.2018 19:57:20 »
Hi
I do not properly understand this suggestion.  Could you perhaps amplify with example.  jD uses the default editor which for me is JCE
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Re: features area in a download item
« Reply #2 on: 19.01.2018 20:06:21 »
Hi Collin

 in a download item admin page you have short description, long description, changelog I would like a features entry (WYSIWYG) along with a tab entry so i can use it with tabs in an items download details.


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Re: features area in a download item
« Reply #3 on: 20.01.2018 18:23:52 »
Hi,
I am slightly confused here.
In the jD Config BackEnd tab there are several fields entitled 'Use WYSIWYG-editor for....'  so set those to Yes. It will then use whatever is the default editor for your site.

The Short Description field is effectively a features description The Short Descripion is shown with the Files layout by using {description}, the long description is shown in the Details layouts using {description_long}. If the long description is empty it will show the short description.

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Re: features area in a download item
« Reply #4 on: 20.01.2018 18:48:01 »
Feature needs to have its own input so I can have the following tabs

Description (Long description)
Features
Changelog

I have included an example from another download system that might help.

Also this site has a similiar layout but the sya 'Technical' instead of 'Features'
https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

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Re: features area in a download item
« Reply #5 on: 22.01.2018 11:50:18 »
Hi
The Short Description is not actually short!
As a demo I have modified the code that produces the Download Details view to include the dscription as well as the long description and the change log,  Also a new tabbed Layout that will show these.  Please see attached pic.

Please comment and I will then discuss with Arno about adding the modified code.  In the first instance however I can send the modified code and the layout for you to test if you think this is what you are seeking.

In the corse of doing this I have noted that the Long Description and the Changelog cannot be modified in the front end.  That is a bit more 'interesting' to alter as it involves the database and other 'challenges'!!
Colin

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Re: features area in a download item
« Reply #6 on: 25.01.2018 11:24:42 »
Hi Colin,

I am on about adding a 'Features' tab and section in addition to what is there now.

This section would have a textarea/wysiwyg get on the download item.

I will try and do a demo item on my site and then post a link here.



I am sure being able to add the short description as a tab or being able to put th content anywhere with the {tag} could be useful.

sorry for the delay.

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Re: features area in a download item
« Reply #7 on: 29.01.2018 11:27:27 »
Hi Colin.

I have done a mock up of the download tabs that I mentioned in the thread. The content is not in a standard html list because jDownloads is stripping html in the large text custom fields (bug reported) but they should give you an idea.

Demo Link
https://quantumwarp.com/downloads/download/20-qwcrm/10-test-download

I have also attached the picture of the admin section configured how I have been trying to explain to match with the layout I have linked to and also attached the download details layout as an image.

Hope this helps.

Thanks
« Last Edit: 29.01.2018 11:29:01 by shoulders »

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Re: features area in a download item
« Reply #8 on: 29.01.2018 18:40:51 »
Hi
Yes your layout suggestion is a good idea and the files layout could support tabs (presently only supported in the Details Layout).
But I think having three fields for text input is sufficient: Description, Long Description and  Log.
It maybe that in a future version that by using tabs in the Files layouts then the Download Details Layouts are unecessary.  The Summary layout are essential however for the password and so on.

Colin

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Re: features area in a download item
« Reply #9 on: 29.01.2018 18:46:24 »
the layout above is the details layout. I did a mockup to show you what it should look like with the tabs i wanted (would like :) ).

Most download sites that use tabs generally have Description, Features, Changelog. I can give many examples of this.

Hope this clears up my idea.