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Content Parts or Fields split to different Zones?

Topics: Writing modules, Writing themes
Jun 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Can I put a separate part or field of a Content say Page in a Zone other than "Content".

For example any page has a featured banner which is logically should be put in the Featured Zone not in the Content.

Or some specific data strongly related  to a specific page (that is part of a page) should appear on some Side Zone

looks like a widget but the data is fully related to a specific page and present on every page.

 Appreciate any hint or cue

Jun 22, 2011 at 7:24 PM

This is the kind of situation I built the Mechanics module to accommodate.

It allows you to define different types of connectors (which themselves are content types) that link content together in whatever kind of n-n relationships you need.

It then has a feature called Paperclips which you can apply to a connector, so those connections will be displayed in a different zone.

The examples I use are things like "Related Products". But a featured banner would also be easy if you had Banner as a separate content type.

Jul 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM

Yep, tried Mechanics too but this one is much closer to what I need

Thank you!