Layout Projection Element [Normal behaviour or Bug]?
Ok, so I have implemented everything that sfmskywalker suggested in this ticket: http://orchardpros.net/tickets/9397 [not critical to read], more precisely:
6 Pages and 1 'synopsis' Page that simply includes a 'Projection Element' to display the content of the 6 pages.
The results returned are slightly unexpected - no content - just a Title and Date metatag? Trying to use 'Tracing' on the page doesn't work, as only some elements are shown, whilst others don't get picked-up by tracing [appears to be a problem with Layouts/Tracing].
So I have also set up a simple Projection [not the Layout version] with the same query, which works better - as in - it displays title/meta/content snippet along with the '…more' button, so I assume I would be able to style it with Placements and have it purely display all the content and not a summarized version?...and 'yes', tracing appears to work normally.
So I suppose my question is: when using Projection Element, do the normal Placement rules apply and would alternates still work […even though I can't discover what they are] - so truly don't know how I'm going to go about that?
Ultimately, I need to achieve what Sipke wrote here: Use your theme to provide markup for the "Summary" (or a custom display type) view of the content items. Alternatively, take over the rendering of the projection page entirely by providing the Shape layout for the Query used by the projection and handle all the rendering of each content item yourself. Whatever you choose, you will be able to provide common wrapper HTML for each rendered item. …but I can't discover how to go about it?
Any help greatly appreciated as always. Thanks PP