Adding custom view types to blocks¶
Just as you can specify that your own custom blocks have certain view types, you can extend existing blocks to add your own view types to them. Configuration to do so is completely the same as with adding a custom block.
When adding a block view type, you need to specify them in block definition settings, as well as configure the template used for them (both for frontend and backend).
The following configuration shows an example how to add a custom view type to
list block definition called
list_numbered and how to specify
the templates that will be used:
netgen_block_manager: block_definitions: list: view_types: list_numbered: name: 'List (numbered)' view: block_view: default: list\numbered: template: "@App/block/list/list_numbered.html.twig" match: block\definition: list block\view_type: list_numbered api: list\numbered: template: "@NetgenBlockManager/api/block/list/list.html.twig" match: block\definition: list block\view_type: list_numbered
Note that template rule for backend (
api context) reuses the template for
list view type already available in the
list block. This is to make sure
list_numbered view types are displayed in the same
way in the backend. This is of course optional as you can specify your own
template for the backend.
Adding a custom item view type¶
You can also add custom item view types to every existing block and its view types.
The following configuration shows an example how to add a custom item view type
standard_with_intro to already existing block view type in
netgen_block_manager: block_definitions: list: view_types: list: item_view_types: standard_with_intro: name: 'Standard (with intro)'
You can specified the template to be used like this:
netgen_block_manager: view: item_view: default: my_item\standard_with_intro: template: "@App/items/my_item/standard_with_intro.html.twig" match: item\value_type: my_item item\view_type: standard_with_intro api: my_item\standard_with_intro: template: "@App/items/api/my_item/standard_with_intro.html.twig" match: item\value_type: my_item item\view_type: standard_with_intro
If using Netgen Layouts in eZ Platform, every content view type is also a
valid item view type. Because of that, you don’t need to duplicate templates
from eZ Platform in Netgen Layouts to display eZ locations. For example, if
you have a
listitem content view type for your content, you can use it
just by specifying that some of your block view types have a
item view type and selecting in the block configuration in the right sidebar.
In case of eZ Platform, it is always a good idea to specify a fallback content view template that will be applied to all content types, since Netgen Layouts does not limit which eZ content types can be added to blocks.
Disabling existing view types in blocks¶
You can disable any existing block view types or item view types to stop them from showing up in Block Manager app.
The following configuration shows an example how to disable a block view type:
netgen_block_manager: block_definitions: list: view_types: some_view_type: enabled: false
The following configuration shows an example how to disable an item view type:
netgen_block_manager: block_definitions: list: view_types: list: item_view_types: some_item_view_type: enabled: false
Note that when you disable a block view type or an item view type, they will still be used by the rendering engine. However, you will not be able to save the block configuration any more in Block Manager app until you change the (item) view type to some other enabled one.