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#1 2008-07-06 02:49:30

gomedia
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Registered: 2008-06-01
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adi_title - Abbreviated titles

Summary

adi_title will output an abbreviated version of an article’s title.

Usage

You can use <txp:adi_title /> in place of the standard <txp:title />.

See the help supplied with the plugin, or have a look online.

The idea behind adi_title is to provide some flexibility with article titles, by enabling different versions of the same title to be used. Some specific instances where I’ve used it are:

  • with a series of titles “First one”, “Second one”, “Third one” etc, where I wanted an individual article title (e.g. “First one”) displayed in full but with a list of links using abbreviated titles (e.g. “First”, “Second” …) to the others
  • with more meaningful titles visible in the Admin Article View (e.g. “Some topic – Some aspect”) but abbreviated on the webpage (e.g. “Some aspect”)

Examples

To give you an idea of what it does, here are some examples:

<txp:adi_title length="2" />
- output the first 2 words, e.g. “This title is a bit too long” becomes “This title …”

<txp:adi_title offset="-2" />
- output the last 2 words, e.g. “Not The End” becomes “The End …”

<txp:adi_title length="5" append="!" />
- output the first 5 words & append exclamation mark, e.g. “I bet you can’t guess what this says” becomes “I bet you can’t guess!”

<txp:adi_title offset="1" append="" separator="-" />
- use a hyphen as the separator & skip the first slice, e.g. “Good morning Smithers-Jones” becomes “Jones”

Version History

  • 0.2
    • TXP 4.6 tag registration
    • new attributes: wraptag, class & html_id
    • fix to ignore appended string if title not changed
  • 0.1
    • initial release

Requirements

Tested in Textpattern 4.0.6, but it’s so simple that it should work in other versions as well.

Download

Download adi_title and install the plugin in the normal way.

Credits

Thanks to ruud, fpradignac & Dragondz who replied to my initial query in this thread

If all you want to do is output the first few words of a title then you can use rss_auto_excerpt as suggested by Dragondz. The following provide the same functionality:

<txp:adi_title length="1" append="" />

<txp:rss_auto_excerpt words="1" body="title" ending="" linktext="" />

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Last edited by gomedia (2015-08-05 02:05:07)

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#2 2008-07-06 08:21:07

jakob
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Re: adi_title - Abbreviated titles

Thanks, that looks like it could be useful for some situations and is a useful addition. Your second example highlights its dangers quite well…


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#3 2009-01-04 23:21:34

lous
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Registered: 2009-01-04
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Re: adi_title - Abbreviated titles

Hey,
at first, its a really nice plugin!

I have changed a bit this plugin, now i am able to give out just for example 5 letters instead of 5 words :)

My Question is now, if i can change also the “recent_articles” title. Cause currently its using the normal title but i want, that “recent articles” should use the adi_title.

And 2nd Question is. When i got a length of for example 56 LETTERS then i get 56 letters. BUT When the word got less than 56 letters, then i got everytime at the end of the word “…”.

How could i make it, that if the word got less than 56 letters, that i get no “…”???

Thank you soo much in advance and again, very nice plugin!

P.S.: Thats the new code

http://nevaforget.de/nopaste/index.php?id=956b98874d&view=nl

Last edited by lous (2009-01-04 23:37:59)

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#4 2009-01-05 15:10:10

gomedia
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Re: adi_title - Abbreviated titles

lous wrote:

at first, its a really nice plugin!

Thanks.

My Question is now, if i can change also the “recent_articles” title. Cause currently its using the normal title but i want, that “recent articles” should use the adi_title.

adi_title was designed to be used instead of the <txp:title /> – i.e. in article forms – so it won’t be of any assistance in conjunction with <txp:recent_articles />@. Sorry.

And 2nd Question is. When i got a length of for example 56 LETTERS then i get 56 letters. BUT When the word got less than 56 letters, then i got everytime at the end of the word “…”.
How could i make it, that if the word got less than 56 letters, that i get no “…”???

I’m not sure what’s significant about the number 56 but in the original adi_title plugin the attribute append="" stops the “…” being output.

P.S.: Thats the new code

Thanks, I’m not really in the position to have a look at the moment but when I’m back in circulation later this month I will.

All the best.

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#5 2015-08-05 02:06:16

gomedia
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Re: adi_title - Abbreviated titles

Version 0.2 available for download:

  • TXP 4.6 tag registration
  • new attributes: wraptag, class & html_id
  • fix to ignore appended string if title not changed

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