Module: Alchemy::ElementsHelper

Includes:
ElementsBlockHelper, UrlHelper
Included in:
PagesHelper
Defined in:
app/helpers/alchemy/elements_helper.rb

Overview

This helpers are useful to render elements from pages.

The most important helper for frontend developers is the #render_elements helper.

Instance Method Summary collapse

Methods included from ElementsBlockHelper

#element_view_for

Methods included from UrlHelper

#download_alchemy_attachment_path, #download_alchemy_attachment_url, #full_url_for_element, #show_alchemy_page_path, #show_alchemy_page_url, #show_page_path_params

Instance Method Details

#element_dom_id(element) ⇒ Object

Returns a string for the id attribute of a html element for the given element


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# File 'app/helpers/alchemy/elements_helper.rb', line 163

def element_dom_id(element)
  return "" if element.nil?

  "#{element.name}_#{element.id}".html_safe
end

#element_preview_code(element) ⇒ Object

Renders the HTML tag attributes required for preview mode.


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# File 'app/helpers/alchemy/elements_helper.rb', line 170

def element_preview_code(element)
  tag_builder.tag_options(element_preview_code_attributes(element))
end

#element_preview_code_attributes(element) ⇒ Object

Returns a hash containing the HTML tag attributes required for preview mode.


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# File 'app/helpers/alchemy/elements_helper.rb', line 175

def element_preview_code_attributes(element)
  return {} unless element.present? && @preview_mode && element.page == @page

  { "data-alchemy-element" => element.id }
end

#element_tags(element, options = {}) ⇒ String

Returns the element's tags information as a string. Parameters and options are equivalent to #element_tags_attributes.

Returns:

  • (String)

    HTML tag attributes containing the element's tag information.

See Also:


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# File 'app/helpers/alchemy/elements_helper.rb', line 189

def element_tags(element, options = {})
  tag_builder.tag_options(element_tags_attributes(element, options))
end

#element_tags_attributes(element, options = {}) ⇒ Hash

Returns the element's tags information as an attribute hash.

Parameters:

Options Hash (options):

  • :formatter (Proc) — default: 'lambda { |tags| tags.join(' ') }'

    Lambda converting array of tags to a string.

Returns:

  • (Hash)

    HTML tag attributes containing the element's tag information.


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# File 'app/helpers/alchemy/elements_helper.rb', line 204

def element_tags_attributes(element, options = {})
  options = {
    formatter: lambda { |tags| tags.join(" ") },
  }.merge(options)

  return {} if !element.taggable? || element.tag_list.blank?

  { "data-element-tags" => options[:formatter].call(element.tag_list) }
end

#render_element(element, options = {}, counter = 1) ⇒ Object

Note:

If the view partial is not found alchemy/elements/_view_not_found.html.erb gets rendered.

This helper renders a Alchemy::Element view partial.

A element view partial is the html snippet presented to the website visitor.

The partial is located in app/views/alchemy/elements.

View partial naming

The partial has to be named after the name of the element as defined in the elements.yml file.

Example

Given a headline element

# elements.yml
- name: headline
  contents:
  - name: text
    type: EssenceText

Then your element view partial has to be named like:

app/views/alchemy/elements/_headline.html.{erb|haml|slim}

Element partials generator

You can use this handy generator to let Alchemy generate the partials for you:

$ rails generate alchemy:elements --skip

Usage

<%= render_element(Alchemy::Element.available.named(:headline).first) %>

Parameters:

  • element (Alchemy::Element)

    The element you want to render the view for

  • options (Hash) (defaults to: {})

    Additional options

  • counter (Number) (defaults to: 1)

    a counter


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# File 'app/helpers/alchemy/elements_helper.rb', line 140

def render_element(element, options = {}, counter = 1)
  if element.nil?
    warning("Element is nil")
    render "alchemy/elements/view_not_found", { name: "nil" }
    return
  end

  element.store_page(@page)

  render element, {
    element: element,
    counter: counter,
    options: options,
  }.merge(options.delete(:locals) || {})
rescue ActionView::MissingTemplate => e
  warning(%(
    Element view partial not found for #{element.name}.\n
    #{e}
  ))
  render "alchemy/elements/view_not_found", name: element.name
end

#render_elements(options = {}) ⇒ Object

Renders elements from given page

Examples:

Render only certain elements:

<header>
  <%= render_elements only: ['header', 'claim'] %>
</header>
<section id="content">
  <%= render_elements except: ['header', 'claim'] %>
</section>

Render elements from global page:

<footer>
  <%= render_elements from_page: Alchemy::Page.find_by(page_layout: 'footer') %>
</footer>

Custom elements finder:

Having a custom element finder class:

class MyCustomNewsArchive
  def elements(page:)
    news_page.elements.named('news').order(created_at: :desc)
  end

  private

  def news_page
    Alchemy::Page.where(page_layout: 'news-archive')
  end
end

In your view:

<div class="news-archive">
  <%= render_elements finder: MyCustomNewsArchive.new %>
</div>

Parameters:

  • options (Hash) (defaults to: {})

    a customizable set of options

Options Hash (options):

  • :from_page (Alchemy::Page) — default: @page

    The page the elements are rendered from.

  • :only (Array<String>|String)

    A list of element names only to be rendered.

  • :except (Array<String>|String)

    A list of element names not to be rendered.

  • :count (Number)

    The amount of elements to be rendered (begins with first element found)

  • :offset (Number)

    The offset to begin loading elements from

  • :random (Boolean) — default: false

    Randomize the output of elements

  • :reverse (Boolean) — default: false

    Reverse the rendering order

  • :separator (String)

    A string that will be used to join the element partials.

  • :finder (Class) — default: Alchemy::ElementsFinder

    A class instance that will return elements that get rendered. Use this for your custom element loading logic in views.


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# File 'app/helpers/alchemy/elements_helper.rb', line 73

def render_elements(options = {})
  options = {
    from_page: @page,
    render_format: "html",
  }.update(options)

  finder = options[:finder] || Alchemy::ElementsFinder.new(options)

  page_version = if @preview_mode
      options[:from_page]&.draft_version
    else
      options[:from_page]&.public_version
    end

  elements = finder.elements(page_version: page_version)

  buff = []
  elements.each_with_index do |element, i|
    buff << render_element(element, options, i + 1)
  end
  buff.join(options[:separator]).html_safe
end