New users of the Dynamic display block module have mainly problems to get the Advanced options of the module working because of the amount of steps they have to do to get the module working. A lot of steps means also a lot can go wrong and not all users are programmers using php code daily to make e.g. changes in preprocess functions.
In a future version of the Dynamic display block module we want to create a ready made slideshow when the dynamic display block module is installed to make it easier for new users to use the module.
The flexibility of the module using your own content types and views would stay.
Creating a ready to use slideshow when the module is installed means:
- Creating a content type programatically
- Creating a view programmatically
- Move the necessary preprocess functions for the content type and view to the module preprocess functions
For creating the content type, e.g. choices have to be made: use imagefield module or Image module or IMCE for the image. Or maybe make a content type for each option. Only create the content type if the required modules are installed, etc.
Who wants to help making this possible in a future release of the dynamic display block module or has any suggestions how to realize this.
Philip Blaauw and Iren Biasong