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Creating my first addon

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by gldtn, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. gldtn

    gldtn Well-Known Member

    Hello, I'm trying to learn my way around xenforo and create my first add-on. So I choose to create a simple photo contest. Probably not a good idea for a first add-on, but hey, must as well give it a try!

    So I started to take the page call back function approach(http://xenforo.com/community/threads/editing-templates-and-defining-a-callback-for-pages.7226/):

    I created some folders inside the xenforo library: GLPC/PageCallback with an index.php file containing the following code:
    class GLPC_PageCallback_index
        public static function respond(XenForo_ControllerPublic_Abstract $controller, XenForo_ControllerResponse_Abstract $response)
            $response->templateName = 'GLPhotoContest';
    I then created the page with and call back to GLPC_PageCallback_index and method of respond.

    After I created the template GLPhotoContest:
        <xen:breadcrumb source="$nodeBreadCrumbs" />
    <link rel="xenforo_stylesheet" type="text/css" href="glpc.css" />
    <div class="sectionMain">
        <h2 class="subHeading">Welcome to our photo contest page.</h2>
        <p>This is where the photo contest entries will appear/my data base entries pull page</p>
        <p>Ideas: Use the like system for voting/allow only one like per entry</p>
        <div class="sectionFooter"># of Entries</div>
    But now, I want to know how to create the entry page, where user will submit the entries! Basically the page is going to call for a template where a form will pop-up for the user to enter the title, description, and be able to upload.

    Can someone steer me to the right direction. I remember seeing a post that kier put up on how to pull up and pop-up overlay with custom template, but can't find it.

    You help is appreciated!
  2. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    Just give the link a class of OverlayTrigger.
    gldtn likes this.
  3. Nasr

    Nasr Well-Known Member

  4. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    Have you had any progress with your photo contest add-on ?

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