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Hello ,

I will explain what I am trying with my poor english ability.(sorry for this)

Main concept:
To make a solution like Concrete5, Gutenberg in Wordpress with CouchCMS with "reuse-able section blocks" using snippets by easy operation for users and developers.

Benefit:
* once you made "reuse-able section blocks" snippets,
you can use any time.

* you don't need define fields in your template, it is done by dynamic.

* you can easily change "reuse-able section blocks" without loosing your input by using global fields definition for "reuse-able section blocks".

* you can easily move "reuse-able section blocks" in page with mosaic function.


"Way to approach"

Elements:

a. MainTemplate
(ex. top-page.php)
b. global fields definition for "reuse-able section blocks"
c. "reuse-able section blocks"
(ex. calltoaction_a.html,calltoaction_b.html,etc)

(b,c are in snippets folder)

note : normal couch way is Template-oriented but this is "reuse-able section blocks" oriented.

a. MainTemplate

This contains
1. dummy field for conditional fields.
mosaic definitions and display this mosaic and also dummy field for conditional fields.(ex. dummy_type)

Definitions need at least two fields.
1. Section name : Unique name of this section in this page.(ex. section_id)
2. Block name : Name of "reuse-able section blocks"

To display mosaic
just embedding "reuse-able section blocks" in snippets using "block name".


b. global fields definition for "reuse-able section blocks"
To difine global basic common fields for all "reuse-able section blocks".

ex. title, sub_title , description, button_text , link, image, background_image

Put editable-tag with type='group' first.

Then put field definitions inside just like normal couch-way.

But there are a few different points.

ex. Definition of a "title" fields

(Point A) How to define "name"
name="<cms:concat section_id '_title' />"

"section_id" comes from "Section name" of "MainTemplate".
so you can have a unique field name.


(Point B) How to control show/hide of unuse field
not_active = onoff_title

Use "not_active". I will explain how to use later.


c. "reuse-able section blocks"

Example using bootstarp jumbotron
elements.html(global fields definition)

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<div class="jumbotron">
  <h1 class="display-4">Hello, world!</h1>
  <p class="lead">This is a simple hero unit, a simple jumbotron-style component for calling extra attention to featured content or information.</p>
  <hr class="my-4">
  <p>It uses utility classes for typography and spacing to space content out within the larger container.</p>
  <a class="btn btn-primary btn-lg" href="#" role="button">Learn more</a>
</div>



Like this
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<cms:func _into='onoff_title'            dummy_type=''>show</cms:func>
<cms:func _into='onoff_sub_title'        dummy_type=''>hide</cms:func>
<cms:func _into='onoff_description'      dummy_type=''>show</cms:func>
<cms:func _into='onoff_button_text'      dummy_type=''>show</cms:func>
<cms:func _into='onoff_link'             dummy_type=''>show</cms:func>
<cms:func _into='onoff_image'            dummy_type=''>hide</cms:func>
<cms:func _into='onoff_background_image' dummy_type=''>hide</cms:func>

<cms:embed "elements.html" />

<div class="jumbotron">
  <h1 class="display-4"><cms:get "<cms:show section_id />_title" /></h1>
  <p class="lead"><cms:get "<cms:show section_id />_lead" /></p>
  <hr class="my-4">
  <p><cms:get "<cms:show section_id />_description" /></p>
  <a class="btn btn-primary btn-lg" href="<cms:get "<cms:show section_id />_link" />" role="button">
    <cms:get "<cms:show section_id />_button_text" />
  </a>

  <cms:pages masterpage="<cms:show k_template__parent_tpl />" >
    <cms:popup_edit "<cms:concat section_id '_title' />|<cms:concat section_id '_lead' />|<cms:concat section_id '_description' />|<cms:concat section_id '_button_text' />|<cms:concat section_id '_link' />" link_text="Edit" />
  </cms:pages>

</div>



(note) I use "inline-edit", so you need prepare for "MainTemplate" to use this.


This is main idea for my "reuse-able section blocks" solution.
Hi,

I have a little request -
instead of laying out the solution, could you please explain to us only the *problem*?
I mean, please post some screenshots/wireframes of what you'd ideally like to do.

I think that would allow us to brainstorm further over how best we could (if it is indeed possible) implement it in Couch using the features at our disposal.
Hello, @KK

This topic relates to
https://www.couchcms.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12232

This solution is working. But there are some problems.
one of problems is when I put "popup_edit" in repeatable section (please see link above) in snippet using within mosaic, all field show in popup_edit. (I can control show/hide in control panel)

So question is "Can I control show/hide in popup_edit in this case?"

I'm sorry for make you confused, I just want to explain steps how to reproduce it and description of what did I try.
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