Lost my last post so have to settle for a hurried one. Nice work on Grav - have looked at a LOT of these in the last while and coming from Kirby, I like what I see so far (esp the docs). I’m building a site to showcase my students (3rd level) projects across three streams (soft/games/web).
My initial plan is to have a folder structure like 2014/soft, 2014/games, 2013/soft etc. so that the user is forced to choose a year first and then further specify the stream thereby inherently limiting the number of returned projects (no more than 60 in total in a year) - perhaps then filtered by Masonry or similar.
Is this a plan? I’m then thinking of using Taxonomy to handle tagging and searching thereof?
Lastly, is Ajax an option so I could inject the returned results between header/footer?
Sorry for brevity,
Yah sorry about the lost post. It’s beyond frustrating. I have told the Muut guys about it, but they have yet to do anything. My common practice now is to copy my post to clipboard before submitting, just in case!
Anyway, to your post. Your plan seems quite viable, breaking up into sub folders is smart and will be the optimal way of organizing and managing. As well as help performance. Taxonomy will allow you to filter like your thinking and we had our downloads working in a similar manner before we rewrote it and moved away from pages to a 100% pure github/json solution powered by a custom plugin.
Ajax is totally an option, it’s natively supported and we use it extensively. There is obviously two parts when it comes to ajax: 1) the server side for processing/sending data, and 2) the client side to initiate/process that data.
On the server side, you can either write that logic via pages and twig templates, just outputting in json format by using the Twig
json_encode filter. Or you can write a custom plugin that does the processing and then just set the finalized json encoded data as a Twig variable, then just simply output it with Twig. You would create a twig template called "results.json.twig
or something. Then when you make the request:/mypage.json
This is all very doable
thanks Andy, good to know I’m on the right track. Have just visited Themeforest so can start plugging in some Twig and see what breaks