• Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open (View workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 3.0.0 Beta
    • Fix Version/s: Backlog
    • Component/s: Modules, Themes
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      Several Scenarios

      I have a module for a real estate search and results
      I want to make this available so all of my 20 sites could use

      They are going to want customization.
      I would like the module to be smart, and look for overrides.
      Inside the module, instead of using setView, maybe we could use a setModuleView which has the ability to look in multiple locations.

      I would like 1 or more of these options

      1 - Module looks at the theme for overrides
      Look in the current theme, for an override folder, and then the module name itself. Similar to the way widgets in a theme can override the default contentbox ones.
      This should be hierarchical, not all just jammed in one folder like other systems do.
      Themes > Overrides > Modules > RealtorPro > Views > Results > MyListing.cfm

      2 - Module looks in a Module Override Module.
      Not sure if you would have a single Override module, just for that module, or if you would have a generic override folder in the contentbox core, similar to the theme. The setModuleView would be smart enough to look in there for the view, using the hierarchy.

      I think this would mainly apply to views.
      Module settings can be handled by the modules.
      Not sure if layouts should be handler the same way or not.

      But i think giving this level of overriding is needed for really powerful module distribution.
      PS: This has a sister ticket, overriding themes, but i'm leaning towards a override module, or maybe just a generic override folder, so if you change theme, you dont lose the customizations.

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                lmajano Luis Majano
                Gpickin Gavin Pickin
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