Flex formatters

Flex formatters can be used to create output that requires special formatting which is not available from a default formatter. Flex formatters use the powerful StingTemplate engine and allow to create custom HTML with access to the content element values and support for if...else...endif conditionals. With a little exra effort, even direct edit in the page is supported in flex formatters.

This page shows examples of flex formatters. On the left a sample output is shown, while on the right details about the same content element is displayed. Check out the source code of the flex formatters used on this page in order to see how these can be extended. 

Flex content section background image formatter

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Flex content section formatter with ADE support

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Flex element info formatter

Design

Information about the element
/mercury-demo/.content/section-m/cs_00114.xml
Type: m-section

Content structure

  • Image[1]
  • Image[1]/Image[1]
  • Link[1]
  • Link[1]/Text[1]
  • Link[1]/URI[1]
  • Text[1]
  • Title[1]
Flex demo formatter

m-section

/mercury-demo/.content/section-m/cs_00114.xml

This content has no Headline

Title: Design

Setting selected: Option one

Information from the context:
Current user: Guest
Request time: Tuesday, 19.11.2019 06:07 PM
Flex event teaser formatter

Mindful Members Mingling

Thursday, 01.01.1970 03:00 AM
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Flex element info formatter

Mindful Members Mingling

Information about the element
/mercury-demo/.content/event-m/ev_00007.xml
Type: m-event

Content structure

  • AddressChoice[1]
  • AddressChoice[1]/Address[1]
  • AddressChoice[1]/Address[1]/Country[1]
  • AddressChoice[1]/Address[1]/Locality[1]
  • AddressChoice[1]/Address[1]/Name[1]
  • AddressChoice[1]/Address[1]/PostalCode[1]
  • AddressChoice[1]/Address[1]/StreetAddress[1]
  • Category[1]
  • Dates[1]
  • Intro[1]
  • Paragraph[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Caption[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Image[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Image[1]/Image[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Image[1]/Title[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Link[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Link[1]/Text[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Link[1]/URI[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Text[1]
  • Paragraph[2]
  • Paragraph[2]/Caption[1]
  • Paragraph[2]/Image[1]
  • Paragraph[2]/Image[1]/Copyright[1]
  • Paragraph[2]/Image[1]/Image[1]
  • Paragraph[2]/Link[1]
  • Paragraph[2]/Link[1]/Text[1]
  • Paragraph[2]/Link[1]/URI[1]
  • Paragraph[2]/Text[1]
  • Title[1]
  • Type[1]
Flex blog teaser formatter

OpenCms is just fun

Sun 15.12.2019
Claire Dunphy
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Flex element info formatter

OpenCms is just fun

Information about the element
/mercury-demo/.content/article-m/a_00002.xml
Type: m-article

Content structure

  • Author[1]
  • Category[1]
  • Date[1]
  • Image[1]
  • Image[1]/Image[1]
  • Image[1]/Title[1]
  • Intro[1]
  • Order[1]
  • Paragraph[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Image[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Image[1]/Image[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Image[1]/Title[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Link[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Link[1]/Text[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Link[1]/URI[1]
  • Paragraph[1]/Text[1]
  • Paragraph[2]
  • Paragraph[2]/Text[1]
  • Paragraph[3]
  • Paragraph[3]/Caption[1]
  • Paragraph[3]/Image[1]
  • Paragraph[3]/Image[1]/Copyright[1]
  • Paragraph[3]/Image[1]/Image[1]
  • Paragraph[3]/Image[1]/Title[1]
  • Paragraph[3]/Text[1]
  • Paragraph[4]
  • Paragraph[4]/Caption[1]
  • Paragraph[4]/Text[1]
  • Paragraph[5]
  • Paragraph[5]/Caption[1]
  • Paragraph[5]/Image[1]
  • Paragraph[5]/Image[1]/Copyright[1]
  • Paragraph[5]/Image[1]/Image[1]
  • Paragraph[5]/Image[1]/Title[1]
  • Paragraph[5]/Text[1]
  • Preface[1]
  • TeaserData[1]
  • TeaserData[1]/TeaserPreface[1]
  • Title[1]
Flex link sequence formatter

Standard link sequence

There are 3 links in this sequence.
Flex element info formatter

Standard link sequence

Information about the element
/mercury-demo/.content/linksequence-m/ls_00001.xml
Type: m-linksequence

Content structure

  • LinkEntry[1]
  • LinkEntry[1]/NewWindow[1]
  • LinkEntry[1]/Text[1]
  • LinkEntry[1]/URI[1]
  • LinkEntry[2]
  • LinkEntry[2]/NewWindow[1]
  • LinkEntry[2]/Text[1]
  • LinkEntry[2]/URI[1]
  • LinkEntry[3]
  • LinkEntry[3]/NewWindow[1]
  • LinkEntry[3]/Text[1]
  • LinkEntry[3]/URI[1]
  • Title[1]