PROGRESS REPORT I (29 June 2021)
This is the first report of the GSoC project Frontend inline editing. The goal of this project is to make the frontend text of a Joomla website inline editable.
GSoC's official coding period started on 7th June.
The first phase(7-15 June)
I was busy with college exams. So this was an extended community bonding period for me. Ideally, GSoC students are expected to spend around 18 hours a week on their project, but I will spend more to make up for my first week in the upcoming weeks.
The second phase(16-20 June)
The main goal of this phase was to get familiar with the Joomla codebase and test the approach which I had in mind. I explored the Joomla codebase(specifically com_content, com_modules, and com_config) and implemented Article title inline editing. I was also thinking about an approach to make Article content and Module headings inline editable using the code already being written for the Article title.
- A controller to handle Ajax request
- A model to save data
The third phase(21-28 June)
After completing the Article title, I got confident/experienced enough to think about the end goals of this project. Then, with the help of Aníbal Sánchez and Roland Dalmulder, the following objectives were finalized.
- Article Title
- Article Body
- Module Title
- Module Body if it contains only text
- Custom fields
- Support for editor wherever it suits
- Option to disable and enable inline editing
This week I explored how plugins work in Joomla. This was required to add the inline editing support for Custom fields. Now custom text fields are inline editable.