Date Dropdown

Introduction

The Date Dropdown fieldtype is a simple fieldtype. It adds 3 dropdown menu`s with the day, month and year to select a value from. It also add some basic template tags for selecting and search entries based on their date.

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Installation

Prerequisites

Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements:

Installation Instructions

Update instructions

Template Tags

As for the template tag inside a {exp:channel:entries} loop it is not very advanced. There is only one param and thats the default format="" param.

Tag Parameters

Below are the Tag Parameters. Those parameters can be used in the tag described above

format

Just the default formatting. http://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/templates/date_variable_formatting.html

{date_dropdown_field format="%F %d %Y"}

Search method

With the search method you can search entries based on their value.

The tag

{exp:date_dropdown:search}

Tag Parameters

Below are the Tag Parameters. Those parameters can be used in the tag described above

year

The year to search for

year="1977"

month

The month to search for

month="1977"

day

The day to search for

day="1977"

orderby

Set the order based on the following values: day month year time

orderby="year"

sort

Set the sort in asc or desc order

sort="desc"

start_on

This is the same as the start_on param in the {exp:channel:entries} tag. http://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/add-ons/channel/channel_entries.html#start-on

start_on="{current_time format='%d'}"

limit

Set the limit of returning entries.

limit="9999"

check_next_month

if the result is lower then the limit it is also do a check on the next month to get the total limit you set with the limit="" param

check_next_month="yes"

status

Filter entries only on the given status.

status="Open"
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Tag Variable

Below are the Tag Variables. Those Variables can be used in the tag described above

entry_ids

As result the search method will give all entry ids back.

{entry_ids}

Changelog

1.4.2

1.4.1

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