I thought I’d start writing about interesting bits about developing for Radiant that some of you might not know about.
You can see examples of the standard configuration options that Radiant uses and you’ll find an oft overlooked option
By setting this to true, you will have the option of changing the published date for each page when creating or editing. There’s even a wiki page about the page published_at date.
Even more interesting about it is that for developers, this is an example of how to return a boolean value from the configuration options, not just a string that is “true” or “false”.
def value if key.ends_with? "?" read_attribute(:value) == "true" else read_attribute(:value) end end
A popular extension for managing configuration options is the Settings extension. It will prevent users from seeing the values of configuration options containing the phrase “password”. While this is only a way to hide the details from typical users and not a secure way to store important passwords, it may be just enough for you. Here’s the code that does it:
module ConfigProtection def protected? key.match(/[p|P]assword/) end def protected_value if protected? return "********" else return value end end end
Here are some other tips about altering the configuration options: http://wiki.radiantcms.org/Customizations_II