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Sidebar on all tabs

Discussion in 'Showcase Support' started by Eric, May 28, 2020.

  1. Eric

    Eric New Member AMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    Is it possible to display the sidebar (and maybe the share links) on all the tabs of an item in Showcase? I am probably just not seeing the option in the settings somewhere.

    Sidebar on Overview Tab

    On another tab we don't have the Sidebar so everything moves over some:

    For the share links, or just spacing in general at the bottom
    Overview Tab, you can see some space between the breadcrumb & bottom of the item page:

    Other tabs, no space so the fields overlap a bit:

    This is probably just a tweak needed to the templates, not sure if the templates for my style, or for SC though
    Last edited: May 28, 2020
  2. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    You can edit any xenforo template and add a xf sidebar via using the xf:sidebar template syntax. That isn't the issue tho.

    The issue you'd face is that most of the sidebar blocks on the overview page depend on data being fetched by the actionView in the Showcase Item Controller (which is only for the overview page). Other pages (Custom Field tabs, Reviews, Gallery, Map etc) each have their own action in the controller (actionField, actionMap, actionGallery, actionReviews etc) that only fetch data pertaining to that specific page. You'd have to heavily modify several actions in the Showcase Item controller (adding all of the fetching from the actionView method) so that the data required by most of those sidebar blocks is sent to the template. Its a fairly significant customization.

    With that said, if you only need the SHARE BLOCK, that is a Core XF Macro that you can add to any page (doesn't have to be in the sidebar, it can be displayed pretty much anywhere).

    What blocks are you mainly concerned with? I can let you know if its possible to include them without programming.
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  3. Eric

    Eric New Member AMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    For the Sidebar I'm looking for the Item specific blocks, but if that requires rather heavy modification, then I can live without it. This was something which was nice to have in SC 2

    The main thing I need is the spacing at the bottom of the item page. I'm sure i could add it to my base templates, but I'm not sure if it would throw off the rest of the site.
  4. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    The Item Information block SHOULD work. The "More in and More from" will NOT work without programming (as the action does not fetch that data). The 'Join discussion" MIGHT work (might add an additional query). The Share block should work, except its going to share the PAGE taht its on, not the link to the Showcase Item (so if you are viewing a custom field tab, the share would link to that page, not to the Overview). That would greatly effect the ability to share on sites like Facebook and Twitter, because there is no ld-json being provided for sub pages.

    Use an inspect tool to see what elements are available in the location that you are needing some additional spacing, then use one of those classes in Extra.css to add some padding (top or bottom).
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  5. Eric

    Eric New Member AMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    This is all I'm looking for, the join discussion & More... I don't need.

    I starting looking more and it is my style for sure, as I am now seeing it on all the pages.
    EDIT: Ok fixed this spacing :) Now to check on adding the sidebar.
    Last edited: May 28, 2020
  6. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    I put some examples together for you tomorrow.
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  7. Eric

    Eric New Member AMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    I look forward to it.
  8. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    You'll need to bump this again late Fri/early Sat to remind me or I will forget (maybe even start a conversation about it).
  9. Eric

    Eric New Member AMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    I will start a conversation about it. We can post what we come up with back here afterwards.
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