Sf websites

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The sf_websites is for generating a list of one or more web URLs, where query string parameters can be filled by values from a administrator-specified field. The field will need to be properly setup in field_settings.php. It is better to use an attribute field, or something without verbose text as the whole string will be sent as the search term.

Additional Fields

sf_websites takes the following extra fields:

  • 'websites' - REQUIRED - this is an array containing the following values:
    • 'title' - REQUIRED - the title to be displayed as the link text
    • 'url' - REQUIRED - the base url (with other non-dynamic parameters if required, but with the dynamic parameters REMOVED)
    • 'params' - REQUIRED - an array containing:
      • 'variable' - REQUIRED - the variable name (i.e. '&search_term=')
      • 'fields' - REQUIRED - the field whose value will be used as the value of the parameter

Example Configuration

An example of sf_websites displaying a link to youTube where the search term is filled from $conf_field_common_name

$conf_mcd_website =
        'view_state' => 'max',
        'edit_state' => 'view',
        'sf_title' => 'brd_websites', 
        'sf_html_id' => 'brd_websites', // Must be unique
        'script' => 'php/subforms/sf_websites.php',
        'sf_nav_type' => 'full',
        'op_label' => 'space',
        'op_input' => 'edit',
        'websites' => array(
                'title' => 'youTube Videos',
                'url' => 'http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&aq=f',
                'params' => array(
                        'variable' => '&search_query=',
                        'fields' => $conf_field_common_name
        'fields' => array(