Pages-and-items is a site manager which works so much faster then normal Joomla. It has a menu-tree (like Wordpress) from where you can manage the Joomla menu's as well as the Joomla content.
The optional CCK is included and fieldtype plugins can be added.
Fully compatible with everything good Joomla and all its extensions have to offer.
Now with Joomla-style article manager with CCK.
53 languages included.
Pages and Items is a component that should be installed even if you run a fairly static website... just occasional use will make it worthwhile. On the otherhand, if you are doing an upgrade of Joomla, importing content, a major reorganization/reclassification of content, checking for broken/changed internal or external links, this component should be of great help.
I tried Pages-and-Items CCK. It is really amazing, easy to use; better than jSeblod for non-advanced users. Pages-and-Items’ templates config option for custom Item types as flexible as ModX CMS Template configuration and add–to-menu option are really unparallel. Along with Admin-User-Access plug-in, this CCK has capability to rule the Joomla CCK. Only one problem I faced: Some content related modules are not working. I tried latest news-display module and content slider module (AiDaNews, and Article slider) both did not work with custom content Item Type. Is there any list available for Content/Item modules, which are working with Pages and Items? Good if developers of this CCK special modules compatible with Pages-and-Item on reasonable rate.
Regardless of such, it does have a bit of a learning curve and you DO have to go in to edit certain aspects (items show up as a category > blog listing).
I do still use it since it does provide me with what I need and makes it much easier to find and write articles and FAQs.
I can do all with it i want.
The coding with the framework for custom item types and the framework for different itemtypes is very simple and there are enought samples to understand the frameworks.
The author sounds itself the desires of the users and also converts these to possibility.
This is an amazing extension - not marketed well, nor is the user interface *very* pretty, but it does the job.
I looked for something to do this for a long time. Allows you to set a custom layout for items, I'm even able to write my own itemtypes!
This should *definitely* be an Editor's Pick, and integrated into the core joomla ASAP. Suggestion for the developer though: could do with a little prettifying!
Last but not least also a great support!!! Hope that some features will built in Joomla 1.6...
Keep on doing like this!
Carsten is great in responding to my questions.
This extension gives you the possibility to create any pre-formatted item types with its own template. This in my must-have-list of joomla extensions for any website. You can create any catalog - cars,hotels,companies you name it. Not even that but as the items are a "normal" Joomla articles all of the content is search-able by the native Joomla search engine and you include any other Joomla extension into these items.
And the support - I never actually expected such a good forum and responsiveness from the author.
Thank you for this great extension.
I have created a company profile item type that includes custom fields related to the company (company name, company contact, phone etc) which cannot be done via the normal article manager.
All custom fields are integrated into the article content body and are also available via the database table.
Would be even better if this was incorporated into the native joomla admin interface but hopefully this kind of functionality will be included with Joomla core soon.
Well done and thanks for a great extension!!
This pages and items completely takes that mind bending out of the Joomla experience, and it is a real relief. Not that I could not reach the same results before, but the steps are only 10% and you see all the elements that create a page together, so it is just quick and easy to get the page you want.
thanks for this great extension!
Maybe the description doesn't remark clearly enough the most important features for me:
- You can add custom fields in different formats to content.
- You can use it as a template manager for content creation.