What I would like to do is add two buttons from my Assets into an Item that shows in a Browse Preview block, one linking to the item’s /item/# page, and the other linking to a different /page/page-name-here page using either href or url addresses.
I have figured out how to add to either my Item’s Title or Description a shortcode to call the Asset as an image only: [asset 104 image], but can’t figure out how to tell it where to go when clicked**. I am also having trouble telling CSS how to line them up the way I want when there is more than 1.
One huge request:
Can someone make a module for (or add to “Easy Admin”) adding custom [shortcodes]?
I was super excited to find out about shortcodes in Omeka S–especially when I learned that it could pull an asset from the Assets panel. But then I have come up with a million questions and not many or confusing answers. Is there a way to make a more user-friendly guide to [shortcodes], what they do, their syntax, and what is “built-in” vs what comes with or needs certain modules? More explanation of things such as how to “wrap the output with a and optionally a class” and how to do these things with more than just the item used in the manual and Github tables.
To clarify: I know that it is possible to create new shortcodes or improve existing ones in the code, but there isn’t a lot on how. Not to mention that I don’t have easy access to the backend of the site that I am using it most on. That’s why the suggestion/request was for a module that brings it to the frontend, similar to how “Easy Admin” brings installing modules and themes to the frontend. And yes, there is a little bit on how, but it assumes the person wanting to do it already knows what to do and where to put it.
The options table that is broken on omeka.org and also on gitlab isn’t the exact same as the one you copied in your reply. Your copied table actually shows something about using the “span” option whereas the others do not (and I haven’t compared the rest to see any other differences). I wish it could also show how to do a link or url with an actual example. Using the syntax from the paragraphs before the table didn’t work for adding a url to an asset to make a button; either that or what works for an item doesn’t work for an asset.
Aside from my requests for pretty much a “Omeka S Shortcodes For Dummies”, I have another “edit” to my question:
In a plain HTML block,
This works: [items class_label=Interview]
This doesn’t work: [items class_label=Interview sort=foaf:lastName]
Nor this: [items class_label=Interview span='item'+''+'[meta=fabio:hasSequenceIdentifier]']
What I am wanting to do now is get a list of items made using the class of “Interview”. That works. But it doesn’t do anything with sorting or adding a around the list items. In the Item metadata, I have included a place for first and last name (foaf:firstName, foaf:lastName) and ID# (fabio:hasSequenceIdentifier) specifically for purposes of sorting. Since they are only used for sorting, I have them hidden so they don’t show on the regular item page. I tried “un-hiding” them to test if that is why it doesn’t work, with no success. What am I doing wrong?
Within each item page, I have figured out how to pull an asset and have it line up nicely (CSS is needed to hide the title and description and change the display, but it works). But if I try adding a link or url to it, it doesn’t work. This puts the images where I need them, but how do I make them work as a button?
What works: [asset 106]
What doesn’t work: [asset 106 url="https://blmohp.sewanee.edu/item/25"]or[link 106 href="/item/25"]