Fragments



Fragments is a Craft CMS plugin for managing content and presentational fragments. It allows you to decouple your entry types from content blocks, widgets or components that are ad-hoc or presentational in nature, similar to blocks and regions in Drupal or modules and positions in Joomla.

Fragments

With Fragments comes a set of entities to help you manage content and presentational fragments:

  • Fragment types
    Just like entry types, you can set up the content model and field layout for your fragments.

  • Zones
    Template zones, or simply zones, are areas in your templates in which fragments will be created and displayed. Zones can be limited to allow only specific fragment types.

  • Fragments (element)
    These are the actual content blocks to be displayed. Each fragment can be further customised to be included or excluded in the zones depending on visibility rules.

  • Fragments (custom field)
    The included Fragments field allows your content editors to relate to Fragments in some or all of the zones. This opens up possibility to create reuseable fragments that can be included in entries and content block builders.

Why Fragments?

There are many situations where fragments of content need to be displayed in multiple pages, but they are ad-hoc content parts or data that may not be part of your entry types.

For example, your Services pages may need a call-to-action button or lead form specific to the service. While you may model a custom field in the Services entry type to allow content editors to indicate the call-to-action to display, this piece of information becomes coupled to the entry type. If these buttons and lead forms also need to appear on other pages, each of the other entry types also need to have this field added to them.

Without Fragments, you may use features in Craft CMS to cobble together a solution around this, but they bring along some challenges:

  • Sections and entry types
    Entry types are good for mapping domain models to content models, but for content parts that have no direct relations to these domain models, it may become awkward to represent them as part of the content models, or an overkill to create whole sections just to represent them.
  • Globals
    Globals are usually used for content that do not belong as entries or are needed across different pages. However, in multi-site setups, using globals becomes difficult for managing different content on different sites, since all global sets are visible in the control panel for all the sites. This can create confusion for your content editors.
  • Content Blocks/Content Builder (Matrix/Neo)
    Content block builder fields can become cluttered with too many block types. Fragments can be used as a subsystem with its own types and zones (think of them as groups or collections) that makes your content block builder fields more scalable.

With Fragments, your content editors can create call-to-action fragments that can be included in template zones outside of the entry types.

Documentation

Learn more and read the documentation at https://www.thepixelage.com/plugins/fragments.

License

This plugin requires a commercial license purchasable through the Craft Plugin Store.

Requirements

This plugin requires Craft CMS 3.6.0 or later.

Installation

You can install this plugin from the Plugin Store or with Composer.

From the Plugin Store

Go to the Plugin Store in your project’s Control Panel and search for “Fragments”. Then click on the “Install” button in its modal window.

With Composer

Open your terminal and run the following commands in your project directory:

# tell Composer to load the plugin
composer require thepixelage/craft-fragments

# tell Craft to install the plugin
./craft install/plugin fragments

Setup

Before you can start creating fragments, you need to set up the fragment types and template zones. The Fragments section will only appear after at least one fragment type and one template zone are created.

Fragment Types

Fragment types are similar to how entry types are set up. Custom fields can be specified to give a structured content model for the fragments.

To create a new fragment type, go to Settings → Fragments → Fragment Types.

Zones

Template zones (or zones, as we simply call it) allow you to specify areas in your templates where fragments can be created and displayed in. Zones can also limit the fragment types that are allowed to be created in them. This helps make it easier to organise and manage fragments in the zones.

To create a new template zone, go to Settings → Fragments → Zones.

Querying Fragments

To query a list of fragments in a zone to display in your templates:

{% set fragments = craft.fragments.zone('myZoneHandle').all() %}

Once you have queried the list of fragments, you can access the fields the same way you do for Entries.

{% for fragment in fragments %}
    <h1>{{ fragment.textField }}</h1>
    <img src="{{ fragment.imageField.one().url() }}" />
{% endfor %}

To target only fragments of a certain fragment type, modify the previous query like this:

{% set fragments = craft.fragments.zone('myZoneHandle').type('myFragmentTypeHandle').all() %}

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