[drupal-devel] [feature] Add configuration option to show blocks only on pages of certain node type

FactoryJoe drupal-devel at drupal.org
Mon Jan 24 08:17:32 UTC 2005

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    block.module
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  andremolnar
 Reported by:  andremolnar
 Updated by:   FactoryJoe at civicspacelabs.org
 Status:       patch

I hope at some point we can go beyond just "showing blocks on certain
node types" to actually determine what blocks to show at the "per page"
level (although a page in and of itself is somewhat nebulous).

Essentially, if I have '/home/about/' I would like to be able to target
that one page a "add blocks" to it in various regions. Of course, doing
this in a cascading way would also be great: if I have '/home/about/'
to which I add Blocks X, Y and Z and then I have '/home/about/bios/', I
could disable X and Y but leave Z alone and it would be "inherited".

I realize that there was a huge discussion about this topic that I
didn't completely follow, so hopefully my comments aren't too far off

FactoryJoe at civicspacelabs.org

Previous comments:

January 23, 2005 - 17:47 : andremolnar

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/block_module_1.patch (8.14 KB)

This patch would allow adminstrators to configure blocks to show up only
pages of a specified node type.

This patch is being submitted in response to feedback on the proposed
changes to the book module http://drupal.org/node/14120.  Feedback
indicated that if the block generation associated with books is
changed, administrators will still require the ability to specify that
newly created book blocks behave as the existing book blocks do (i.e.
only show up on book pages).

This patch goes one step further and would allow an admin to show a
book block (or any block) on any type of page.

While independent of 14120 - this patch in conjuntion with 14120 would
allow the removal of a large piece of block generation code from the
book module.

Comments and feedback, as always, are welcome.



January 23, 2005 - 17:48 : andremolnar

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/blocks_db_change.patch (1.98 KB)

Associated db changes required for this patch.


View: http://drupal.org/node/16074
Edit: http://drupal.org/project/comments/add/16074

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