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Template PageCallback and Wordpress

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by TerminalAddict, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. TerminalAddict

    TerminalAddict Active Member

    I'm attempting to create a single page application that gets some stuff from wordpress, and displays it in the page.
    Reasons I'm using wordpress:
    I need to keep a history of posts (basically that's the only reason)
    While I'm typing this, I'm thinking of a more integrated way of doingthis :)

    what I want is:
    • Some static content.
    • Followed by some content that changes every month
    • Followed by a list of previous things
    Example http://www.fps.net.nz
    • Intro bit
    • this month's give away
    • Previous give aways
    Right now I do this with manual php (in header.php and footer.php) plus some calls to word press
    define('WP_USE_THEMES', false);

    // let's start by showing the "about" page

       'post__in' => array(27)
    $my_query = new WP_Query($args);
    while ($my_query->have_posts()): $my_query->the_post();
    <div class="sectionMain">
            <div class="titleBar">
                    <h1><?php the_title(); ?></h1>
                    <p id="pageDescription-<?php echo $post->ID?>"> &middot; What's all this FPS about then?</p>
            <div class="pageNavLinkGroup"></div>
            <div class="blog-entry" id="blog-<?php echo $post->ID?>">
                    <?php the_content(); ?>
    etc ...

    can I replicate this using a phpCallback on a page?
    perhaps some thing like
    class FPS_HomePage_PageCallback_HomePage
            public static function 
    response(XenForo_ControllerPublic_Abstract $controllerXenForo_ControllerResponse_Abstract $response)
    $fps_intro getSinglePost('My intro post');
    $fps_current_giveaway getSinglePost('This Months Giveaway Post');
    $fps_previous_giveaway getListOfThreadFromCategory(CategoryNumber);
    $response->params += array(
    'FPS_intro' => $fps_intro,
    'FPS_current_giveaway' => $fps_current_giveaway,
    'FPS_previous_giveaway' => $fps_previous_giveaway

    I'm about to give up on the wp integration as global constants, variables, and all sorts, start tripping over each other, this possible solution would give me a good result however.

    presuamble once I've done this I could create a template, with a callback and use either xen:foreach (in the case of a list) or even xen:raw

    any help very much appreciated.
  2. TerminalAddict

    TerminalAddict Active Member


    I've watched the vids by Kier a couple of times, but I'm kinda stuck .. I need to know how I can extract a single post, or list from category before I can proceed
  3. TerminalAddict

    TerminalAddict Active Member

  4. Arik

    Arik Well-Known Member

    Haven't tested this...should work, or at least get you on the right path. The long and short of it is that you have to instantiate the model, and use that to get what you're looking for.

    Within your callback method:

    //get our models
    $postModel $controller->getModelFromCache('XenForo_Model_Post');
    $threadModel $controller->getModelFromCache('XenForo_Model_Thread');

    //grab the model
    //each variable here is going to hold an array of information that can be passed to the template
    $fps_intro $postModel->getPostById(17); //post id for the post you want to use here...
    $fps_current_giveaway $postModel->getPostById(37); //ditto
    $fps_previous_giveaway $threadModel->getThreadsInForum(1); //forum id that holds the threads. There's also XenForo_Model_Thread::getThreadsByIds if that's what you're looking for
    There are some additional fetch options you can add into the calls if you're looking for more information than what's within the basic query. You can check out XenForo_Model_Post and XenForo_Model_Thread for more.
  5. TerminalAddict

    TerminalAddict Active Member

    awesome .. this should get my on the right track ... thanks!
  6. TerminalAddict

    TerminalAddict Active Member

    old (hand coded bollocks, which is a nightmare after an upgrade) http://www.fps.net.nz/old.index.php

    new home page with PHP callback and a single template: http://www.fps.net.nz/
    data is retrieved from a single post, and a single forum.
    The single post is in an "admins only forum" so can be tampered with, and the giveaways forum has "user can't create new threads" permissions.

    I'm happy with it :) and should ber VERY happy with it come upgrade time

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