The previous article provided the user with an overview of Modules and the web applications the user can build with them. This article will provide the user with a high-level overview of leveraging modules to manage their content. 

Step 1 – Creating a module

  • Click Modules located in the Workspace section of the Solodev Dashboard.
  • Click Add Module.
  • The user is taken to a page with a list of modules.
  • Click the Install button on the Blog Module to bring up the Module Window.
  • Enter the Name of the module and click Browse to set the installation location.
  • Solodev recommends installing modules into web files -> managers folder.
  • Click Submit.
  • The module can be found in the web files -> managers -> Blog Module folder.

Note: The module folder reflects the name of the module. 

Step 2 – Adding a module entry

  • Open the web files -> managers -> Blog Module folder. 
  • Click on the Blog Module to open it. 
  • Click the Add Entry button to bring up the Add Entry Blog Module. 
  • Enter the Name and choose the Status of the Blog. 
  • Under the Image Uploads section, select the Image Type and upload the appropriate the Listing Image.
  • Enter the title, introductory paragraph and blog content in the Heading Overwrite, Intro/Subtitle and Body Content fields located in the Post Content Section. 
  • Under the META Data section, enter the Meta Title, Meta Description, and Meta Keywords
  • Under the Advanced section, enter any custom JavaScript
  • Enter a Start and End Date for publication. 
  • Select the predefined categories or create a custom category for the post.  
  • Select the Groups that can access the entry.
  • Click Submit

Note: To save the blog entry without publishing it to the front end click Draft. To save the changes and make them publicly available on the front end click Publish. 

Note: Leaving the End Date blank makes the blog post permanent. Leaving the End Date blank on an event based calendar removes the event 24 hours after the Start Date.


Step 3 – Viewing entry details

  • Open the Blog Module folder and click Blog Module to open it.
  • Click on the pen and paper icon to open the entry in a new tab.

Step 4 -- Exporting module entries

  • Open the Blog Module folder and click Blog Module or the name of the module to open it. 
  • Click the checkbox to the left of the Status column to select all entries or the checkbox next to each entry to select specific entries. 
  • Click Export.
  • A .csv  file with all the entries and their corresponding columns will be downloaded to the user’s machine.

Note: Users can export up to 250 entries at once. Click the select box below all the entries and choose the desired number entries per page before selecting all entries.  

Step 5 – Deleting module entries

  • Open the Blog Module folder and click Blog Module to open it.
  • Select the desired entry.
  • Click Delete to bring up the Delete window for the module.
  • Review the warning and click Submit

Step 6 – Modifying a module 

  • Open the Blog Module folder and click Blog Module to open it.
  • Click Modify to bring up the module window.
  • Users are given the ability to hide columns from the module schema, define advanced options, modify the table schema, or change the name and type of module. 
  • After making the desired changes click Submit.

Step 7 – Delete a module

  • Open the folder that contains the module. 
  • Click the checkbox to select the Blog Module
  • Click the Delete to bring up the Delete modal window. 
  • Click Submit


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