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Latest links on home page
Hi there,

I am setting up a global to display links on the home page. I found this in the forum which works great EXCEPT I am using detailed pages for some of my links and this global does not recognise this tag (Unknown Tag: 'detailed_url')

what do I need to add/change to do this? FYI... I am fairly new to this so I do not fully understand whats going on in the sub...

Sub: latest_links

sub {
my ($cat_id,$all_ids,@list,$output,$link_db,$condition);
$cat_id = shift;
$all_ids = $DB->table('Category')->children($cat_id);
push @$all_ids, $cat_id;
$link_db = $DB->table('Links','CatLinks','Category');
$link_db->select_options ("ORDER BY Add_Date DESC LIMIT 5");
$condition = GT::SQL::Condition->new( 'isValidated','=','Yes','isNew','=','Yes','CategoryID', 'IN', \@$all_ids);
my $sth = $link_db->select($condition);
while (my $link = $sth->fetchrow_hashref) {
$output .= Links::SiteHTML::display ('link_homenew', $link);
}
return $output;
}

Called on page using: <%latest_links('76')%>

76 - is the category to show new links from

Many thanks
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Re: [aquaman] Latest links on home page In reply to
Here is the code I am using in the template:

<li><%if detailed_url and isValidated eq 'Yes'%><a href="<%detailed_url%>"><%elsif URL ne 'http://' and isValidated eq 'Yes'%><a href="<%escape_html URL%>"><%Title%></a><%endif%></li>

doesnt pickup the detailed url. Is this something that needs to be setup as a global and then dropped into the above code?

Thanks
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Re: [aquaman] Latest links on home page In reply to
You need to add the detailed_url into the global. Here's an example:
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/...i?post=273665#273665
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Re: [aquaman] Latest links on home page In reply to
Try this code:
Code:
sub {
my $cat_id = shift;
my $all_ids = $DB->table('Category')->children($cat_id);
push @$all_ids, $cat_id;
my $link_db = $DB->table('Links','CatLinks','Category');
$link_db->select_options ("ORDER BY Add_Date DESC LIMIT 5");
my $condition = GT::SQL::Condition->new(
'isValidated','=','Yes',
'isNew','=','Yes',
'CategoryID', 'IN', \@$all_ids
);
my $sth = $link_db->select($condition);
my $output;
while (my $link = $sth->fetchrow_hashref) {
$link->{detailed_url} = "$CFG->{build_detail_url}/$link->{'ID'}$CFG->{build_extension}";
$output .= Links::SiteHTML::display ('link_homenew', $link);
}
return $output;
}

Just added the detailed_url tag, and did some code style changes.

Best regards,
Webmaster33


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Re: [aquaman] Latest links on home page In reply to
Global task: Display the Last X new links.
Global code:
Code:
sub {
# Displays the Last X new links.
my $new_nr = shift;
my $search_db = $DB->table('Links');
$search_db->select_options ("ORDER BY Add_Date DESC Limit $new_nr");
my $sth = $search_db->select ( { isNew => 'Yes', isValidated => 'Yes' });
my $output;
while (my $link = $sth->fetchrow_hashref) {
$link->{'category_url'} = $CFG->{build_root_url}."/".$link->{'Full_Name'}."/";
$link->{'detailed_url'} = "$CFG->{build_detail_url}/$link->{'ID'}$CFG->{build_extension}";
$output .= Links::SiteHTML::display ('link', $link);
}
return $output;
}


Global Usage:
<%new_links('10')%>

10 = number of new links to be displayed


I also posted the code to Links SQL/Globals resources page.

It would be good idea to have more & more globals posted into the resource page above.
If you see any useful globals on the forum, please post them to the resource page listed above.

Best regards,
Webmaster33


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Re: [webmaster33] Latest links on home page In reply to
This is such a good global by webmaster33 , itís the only one I have found that returns the correct url's when using the StaticURLtr plugin!

The only change I think would be even better is to covert this into a loop global - thus allowing more flexibility.

Can be done with only a few changes?

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BLOOD: Jan 10, 2006, 2:46 AM
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Re: [webmaster33] Latest links on home page In reply to
We should use 'VIEWABLE' instead of isValidated => 'Yes'

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/...ing=VIEWABLE;#266223
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Thanks for the info!

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Re: [BLOOD] Latest links on home page In reply to
I don't really understand how would you want to make it a "loop global".
This global simply takes the last X of the database query.

How would you want to use in a loop?

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Its ok, not needed now - thanks.

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