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    Is there a recommended way to create dynamic footer links that will change depending on the user role?

    I was hoping to use a DDR Menu menu instead but I don't know how to make a second footer menu work with DNNs page management system so I can just check the "show in menu" for these role based pages.  (I don't want to make the links manually with html because it causes a lot of problems with clients tryng to edit links links themselves and breaking the html code.)






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      There are serveral way to do this, but I mostly do it like this:

      I would create a page "footerlinks" and make sure it's  excluded in the main DDR menu.
      Example: https://demo.40fingers.ne...n-ddr-...xcludeNodes

      Now use this example in the footer:
      https://demo.40fingers.ne...DR-Menu-NodeSelector > "Direct Children of Page B-A"

      From the DDR example skin (for the footer):

      <dnn:menu menustyle="Menus/02.01-DDR-XSLT-UL-Classes" nodeselector="footerlinks,0,0" runat="server">

      Now you can set the rights per "link" through the DNN page settings.

      Another option (but more hardcoded)

       






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        I was on the right track then. Thanks that worked well! 






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          Posted By Timo Breumelhof on 17 Jul 2019 04:55 PM

          There are serveral way to do this, but I mostly do it like this:

          I would create a page "footerlinks" and make sure it's  excluded in the main DDR menu.
          Example: https://demo.40fingers.ne...n-ddr-...xcludeNodes

          Now use this example in the footer:
          https://demo.40fingers.ne...DR-Menu-NodeSelector > "Direct Children of Page B-A"

          From the DDR example skin (for the footer):

          <dnn:menu menustyle="Menus/02.01-DDR-XSLT-UL-Classes" nodeselector="footerlinks,0,0" runat="server">

          Now you can set the rights per "link" through the DNN page settings.

          This is absolutely brilliant. Nice work, Timo!

           






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            In the event that you want to do more than adjust links, take a look at https://www.meetup.com/To...UG/events/260293184/

            You can also drop some code into your skin, and call DNN methods.

            For the ultimate, you could build a custom skin object that does all of the work for you.
            Joe Craig
            DNN MVP
            Patapsco Research Group





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              Posted By Joe Craig on 19 Jul 2019 10:39 AM
              In the event that you want to do more than adjust links, take a look at https://www.meetup.com/To...UG/events/260293184/

              You can also drop some code into your skin, and call DNN methods.

              For the ultimate, you could build a custom skin object that does all of the work for you.

              Actually, Open Content has a Theme Object too.
              You can inject it in your skin and it will render the template of an Open Content Module with that template.
              So you can create a custom page to manage the content rendered in the footer (or somewere else).

              https://opencontent.readme.io/docs/skinobject

               






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                I was playing with that a bit! Has a lot of good features. Especially localization!






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                  In my neighbourhood too! Thanks






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                    Posted By Timo Breumelhof on 19 Jul 2019 11:35 AM

                    Actually, Open Content has a Theme Object too.
                    You can inject it in your skin and it will render the template of an Open Content Module with that template.
                    So you can create a custom page to manage the content rendered in the footer (or somewere else).

                    https://opencontent.readme.io/docs/skinobject

                    It seems like every time I look at it, OpenContent has yet another feature I didn't know about.  :D 






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                      Posted By Will Strohl on 26 Jul 2019 01:23 PM
                      Posted By Timo Breumelhof on 19 Jul 2019 11:35 AM

                      Actually, Open Content has a Theme Object too.
                      You can inject it in your skin and it will render the template of an Open Content Module with that template.
                      So you can create a custom page to manage the content rendered in the footer (or somewere else).

                      https://opencontent.readme.io/docs/skinobject

                      It seems like every time I look at it, OpenContent has yet another feature I didn't know about.  :D 

                      It does :-)

                       

                       

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