Introducing the Content Builder
The content builder is used to create types containing a set of elements. Any combination of elements is possible to build the type you need.
This is how the attributes of the movie type will translate into elements.
What Elements are there?
Build any type you want using a rich set of elements
All elements are grouped into five categories. Each element defines its own functionality. You can combine them to build a new type or extend existing ones. Some elements can be repeated in items like when entering multiple email addresses. Submittable elements can be used by the form builder to create your frontend submissions.
Form elements are the essential part of the type construction. They save all text information to be displayed in the frontend of your website.
|Text||Single line input field||View|
|Textarea||Multi-column text field||View|
|Radio||Group of radio buttons||-||View|
|Select||Drop down select box with optional multiple selections||-||View|
|Checkbox||Group of checkboxes||-||View|
|Link||Link with options for the title, target and rel attribute||View|
|Email with optional subject or body. Supports Email cloaking.||View|
|Date||Display dates and select them easily using a date picker.||View|
ZOO offers various elements to display all kinds of media. You can e.g. display single images or galleries with lightboxes, slideshows and integrated thumbnail creation.
|Image||Displays an image which can be resized. Supports custom links and titles.||View|
|Media||Displays HTML5 video and audio formats and videos from Youtube and Vimeo||View|
|Download||Provides a downloadable file which can be protected from direct linking.||View|
|Gallery||Image gallery based on the Widgetkit Gallery with Slideshow, Spotlight and Lightbox.||-||View|
The social elements allow your users to communicate and interact with you and each other through your website. These elements are typically used for blogs but can also add a social feel to any type of catalog.
|Rating||Provides an ajaxed based rating system between 3 and 10 stars.||-||View|
|Social Buttons||Displays Google +1, Facebook Like and Tweet buttons.||-||View|
|Social Bookmarks||Displays icons of Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc. to share items||-||View|
Web Service Elements
These elements implement 3rd party web applications for various purposes - most of them are social web services. Usually you must have an account at the respective third-party website to use their service.
|Google Maps||Displays any item on Google Maps||View|
|AddThis||Integrates AddThis bookmark and sharing service||-||View|
|IntenseDebate||Integrates IntenseDebate comment service||-||View|
|Disqus||Integrates Disqus comment service||-||View|
|Flickr||Integrates Flickr photo sharing service||-||View|
This set of elements extend your items functionality and how your content relates.
|Related Items||Displays related items with any of their elements - Very powerful!||View|
|Related Categories||Displays any related categories||View|
|Joomla Module||Displays any Joomla module in the item||-||View|
|Country||Provides a drop down select box of all countries with optional multiple selections||View|
|Widgetkit||Display Widgetkit widgets anywhere in ZOO||-||View|