GSPageData is a plugin that provides some template tags (functions) to display (or return) other GetSimple pages' data (title, content, etc.)

Download GSPageData version 0.2 (beta)


Installation:

Unzip file and upload contents (gspagedata.php) to your GetSimple site's plugins folder.

Usage:

You can use tags in your template.php file, GetSimple components, your theme's functions.php file...

First select a page by its slug (identifier):

<?php set_gspage('slug'); ?>

Display that page data by using these functions (or template tags):

<?php gspage_title(); ?>
<?php gspage_url(); ?>
<?php gspage_content(); ?>
<?php gspage_excerpt(); ?>
<?php gspage_field('fieldname'); ?>

Notes:

gspage_excerpt() echoes a maximum of 200 characters, unless a different number given as a parameter, e.g. <?php gspage_excerpt(120); ?>

gspage_field() displays the content of a field (built-in or custom) by giving the field's name as a parameter. It is echoed without filtering (no stripping html code, etc.). Example: <?php gspage_field('parent') ?>

Examples:

- For one page:

<?php set_gspage('pageslug'); ?>
<b><a href="<?php gspage_url(); ?>"><?php gspage_title(); ?></a></b><br />
<?php gspage_excerpt(256); ?>

- For several pages (using an array of slugs):

<?php foreach(array('slug1','slug2','slug3') as $gspage): ?>
<?php set_gspage($gspage); ?>
<b><a href="<?php gspage_url(); ?>"><?php gspage_title(); ?></a></b>
<p>
<?php gspage_excerpt(150); ?>
</p>
<?php endforeach; ?>

Advanced usage (parameters and returning values):

- You can get a field's value without displaying it by passing a FALSE (or 0) parameter to a tag. Examples:

$myTitle = gspage_title(0);
$myTitle = gspage_title(false); // same as previous one
$WebPage = gspage_url(false);
$myExcerpt = gspage_excerpt(200,false);
$myCustomField = gspage_field('customfield',0);
 

- function set_gspage('slug') returns FALSE if the page with id 'slug' does not exist, so you can use that to check it before displaying:

<?php if (set_gspage('slug')):?>
...
<?php endif; ?>

 

Notes:

- I will probably rename this plugin to "GSpages"
- New functions will be added, and some of the current may change (name, parameters...)
- Here's a draft TO-DO list