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adi_matrix – Multi-article update tabs

This plugin provides a way of viewing and updating multiple articles from a single TXP admin tab.

Matrixes give you a summary view of multiple articles, where you can make changes to selected data & update them all in one go.

Two new tabs do the work:

The admin tab defines the matrixes and the article matrix tabs display the required articles with their data.

Installation

Installation of adi_matrix adds a new table to your Textpattern database which should not interfere with anything else.

adi_matrix is designed to make changes to groups of article. I suggest that you make backups before installation of this plugin and during initial testing on your site. I can thoroughly recommend rss_admin_db_manager to do database backups before installation.

adi_matrix admin tab

This is where you set up the article matrixes. There are three aspects to this:

Matrix appearance

Here you can:

Article selection criteria

By default all articles will be listed in the matrix, but you can narrow it down according to:

Article data display

This is where you define what data the user can see and change. Article that can be viewed & updated in matrixes:

Preferences

Getting started

A new matrix can be added in adi_matrix admin tab simply by entering its details into the blank spaces. As a minimum, a matrix name needs to be provided.

Once a matrix has been defined, it’s settings can be changed at any time. The new matrix will seen under the Contents or Home tabs after you have visited at least one other TXP tab (a hop is required so that the the tab contents are refreshed).

Article matrixes

The matrix tabs show a number of articles, with their associated “data”. If you are the article author or have sufficient overriding privileges then you can make changes to the data & update all articles with a single click.

Note that only articles where you have actually changed anything will be updated – together with their Last Modified Date and Author.

adi_matrix respects all the standard restrictions on who can make changes to articles – based on authorship & privilege level.

Textpack

To install the Textpack, go to the plugin’s options page and click on “Install textpack”. This will copy & install it from a remote server. The number of language strings installed for your language will be displayed.

If the Textpack installation fails (possibly due to an error accessing the remote site), the alternative is to click the Textpack also available online link. This will take you to a website where the Textpack can be manually copied & pasted into the TXP Admin – Language tab.

Updates and corrections to the Textpack are welcome – please use the Textpack feedback form.

glz_custom_fields

adi_matrix will automatically detect if glz_custom_fields is installed and should play nicely.

TinyMCE

If glz_custom_fields is installed you have the opportunity to use TinyMCE to edit textarea custom fields. Note that TinyMCE must be installed seperately. To use it with adi_matrix, switch it on in the admin tab and fill in the configuration details.

Uninstalling adi_matrix

To uninstall adi_matrix, simply go to the Plugins tab and delete it. No articles will be harmed in the process.

Additional information

Support and further information can be obtained from the Textpattern support forum. A copy of this help is also available online. More adi_plugins can be found here.

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