JEvents 1.5 (No longer actively supported)

Making Featured Events

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Postby abbymorgan » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:30 pm

Hello,

I hope I'm posting to the correct area, if not please let me know where to post or maybe an Admin can move this post to the correct spot.

I've never edited a component before, but I'm trying now and I'd like some advice and help.

I'm attempting to add a check box to the Admin area of JEvents to mark events as "Featured". Then use a module to load the Featured events rather than the Recent Events.

I added the checkbox by copying the ALLDAY Event code and renaming the references in the code to say FEATURED instead. I also added a field to the com_events database table by copying the alldayevent field and naming it the featuredevent field.

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<td>
  <span style="font-weight:bold"><?php echo JText::_('JEV_EVENT_ALLDAY');?></span>
  <span><input type="checkbox" id='allDayEvent' name='allDayEvent' value='0'
            <?php
                  if (($cfg->get('com_calUseStdTime') == 1 && $start_time==$end_time && $start_pm==$end_pm) ||
                  ($cfg->get('com_calUseStdTime') != 1 && $start_time==$end_time) )
                  echo "checked";
            ?>
      onclick="toggleAllDayEvent();" />
  </span>
</td>
<td>
  <span style="font-weight:bold"><?php echo JText::_('JEV_EVENT_FEATURED');?></span>
  <span><input type="checkbox" id='featuredEvent' name='featuredEvent' value='0' onclick="togglefeaturedEvent();" />
  </span>
</td>



But now I'm at a complete loss as to what to do to get it to work. I did find the reference in the language file admin_english.php and added
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define("_CAL_LANG_EVENT_FEATURED","Featured Event");


Can anyone tell me what to do next? Or perhaps this can just be added as an update? I have a client who is really wanting this feature quickly and I'm just at a loss as to how to give it to them.

Thank you so much,
Abby Morgan
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Postby Geraint » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:29 pm

There is already a field that can be used for 'featured' events - its the "priority" field. So there's no need to modify the core files at all.

If you then create am "onListICalEvents" query you can modify the query used to find events and restrict them to those with a suitable priority.

Also the method listIcalEvents in dbmodel.php takes $filters as an argument so you can write your own module and use this method to get the events you want. You can model the filter code on the "published", "justmine" or "category" filters built into the codebase.

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