Easy, simple and powerfull.
Component for attach all kind of objects to a ARTICLE or CATEGORY: input text, select, image , image gallery, youtube,...
You can may edit the new fields in the content edit default page, as usual.
Very intergrated in the normal editing articles.
- 100% Native Articles- No Joomla! core replacements
- Front-end article manager
- Default article templates
- Advanced Search
- Required fields
- Auto re-size image
- Automatic show, after or before article
- Search view, with extra fields filtering and ordering
It works pretty good as well, and I am very happy with it. For the inexperienced user, some aspects could be smoothened a bit more. Also I found a little bug when using it for categories rather than articles. The bug was solved quickly by the developer.
Which brings me to the point of support, and my experiences with that are excellent.
My overall rating of this extension is "good", not "excellent" because I think there are still a few rough edges. Yet I do hope that Cristian will continue developing and refining Fieldsattach and keeping up his high standards of support. If he does, I suppose that I will have to update my review.
Hi, I'm so sorry for you first impression.
Fieldsattach is a extension for help you make a administrator easy and fast.
The problem with the front end is than joomla not give a type plugin for render it. Only for a com_content -> article. for others places we need other ways for render the extrafields. BUT, this ways are more powerful than automatic form.
The overwrite template and fieldsattach API is easy and it's useful not only for fieldsattach, for every component in joomla. It's a general technique, for this with fieldsattach you learn a lot of things for use in others components.
I had an issue with the newest version on Joomla 3 but that was promptly resolved by Cristian.
The updates have come out and kept it up to date. Its just nice to be able to add extra fields to the article and then put one line of php in the content article template for each field to bring it through. No need to restructure content and I can add it to old articles too.
I wish this feature was built in to joomla but thank the developer they built it.
It is very easy to install and use. I would say that it's pure logic.
In case any problems occur. Don't worry. The support is fast and really great!
I used most of the CCK's and I can say that Fieldsattach is in my top 3.
Just instal it and use it! You won't regret it.
I think the biggest difference to me beetween other CCK is that Fieldsattach makes use of what is already there, THE COM_CONTENT/ARTILES and CATEGORIES. Iy is perfect, in reality most users want something simple and straight forward. So rather than saying, got to articles to edit the text, go to component/gallery to edit the gallery, etc. Now it is all in one place. PERFECT! 10starts for just following the logic.
works perfectly well in Joomla 3.2!
Thanks to Cristian, its developer, who kindly invests his time to write and improve this extension, the Joomla now has a simple and powerful CCK
It is really a great component!, Simple to use and integrates with joomla articles or category
If you need a simple CCK and especially working with com_content (default joomla items) .. . FIELDSATACH is your extension!
thanks a lot for making something like this. however their seems to be few things missing like if you can add the option to put title or alt text for images that would be great. this one is not working in particular. the plugin seems to be taking article title as the title and alt for every image but its not picking up or showing on the front.
First of all it's free. Second the developer is passionate with it and provide fast responses in support requests. He gave me the feeling that he wants to see this extension growing.
And I strongly believe that this extension has plenty of room and chances to grow, as it opens a whole new world of possibilities for our beloved Joomla and the native article management.
Now in the usage, at first, it is not the easiest and most straight forward extension for beginners, but at the other hand with some efforts and research everyone can make use of it, even if he has to ask for help from the support.
There are several improvements or enhancements that can be implemented to this extension and all depends on the direction the developer will take for it.
Focus on making it a system for developers to deliver a custom ready to use CCK solution for their customers ?
Put more efforts to make it even easier with back-end creation of html templates output for the end-users?
Create patterns for integration of the custom fields, like the drop-down list, to get data from other extensions ?
In any case the possibilities are endless here...
Even it is still under development, I believe it needs the support and the attention by the community. Its functionality can be considered a must have or even be included in the core as it shows the potential to drive joomla to even higher flights.
Can't wait for the future...!
Code of this extension might be more clear but it is quite good.
Compared to other CCKs, it’s more intuitive, runs off standard articles / DB and .. and well.. it just works!
I am still using K2 for certain things as I know it well, I like it, and for certain jobs it is very hard to beat, but Fields attach (along with learning how to do article and category output overrides through the menu item selection) means it is just as / if not more powerful than others, opens up huge possibilities and frankly it is actually easier to achieve more complex results - plus I believe more extendable in the long run.
I will say you may need some PHP knowledge to get the most out of the product but if you REALLY use other CCKs, you need it anyway.
Fields Attach deserves a lot more attention. Great work, and I look forward to the future of this tool.
The world of CCKs is exciting. There are different types and each one has pros and cons. Choosing one is a hard work because you have to test them thoroughly to know them well and because most of them are very good.
In recent years I have tried almost everyone (K2, Zoo, Seblod, Pages-and-Items, FLEXIcontent and ContentBuilder). For large projects I choose Seblod because it is extremely powerful and although gain control over it is an arduous task, it allows to do anything imaginable. But for most of sites is overkill.
Then I decided to try FieldsAttach and I fell for him. Easy, stable, free and works with com_content.
If what you need is to add some data quickly or completely control the look and feel of the Joomla articles (through Joomla and FieldsAttach overrides) to create all kinds of content (Catalogs, Downloads, Blogs, News, etc.) there is no doubt, FieldsAttach is the king.
My customers are happy because they add content articles from the standard manager (FieldsAttach adds form fields to default Joomla article manager) and I'm happy because I can do it easily and effectively.
And better, the development is fully alive.
And much better, the developer answers your questions or solves your problems with an astonishing speed and friendliness.
The extension is in constant development, so the author add often new functionality but it's already fully working and stable…
Plus the developer is easy to reach via its plugin forum and always ready to help !!! great !
And for those who like me do not know how to put subtitles to your articles, you FieldAttach provides that and more.
Thank you and continue to help the developers of this great extension for this to be one of the best.