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I put this together as kind of a 'learning' package - it's not intended for use on a live site, it won't really do you much good as is.  But it's a good boilerplate for doing your own CRUD interface for custom database rows. 

The documentation about how everything works is available on my blog here.  It's pretty long, but hopefully should help other developers learn how to do this type of programming.  I didn't find much documentation on it when I had to start creating dashboard pages like this a little while ago, so I'm trying to help give back to the community.

The dashboard pages have a simple search form to search by title, using the built in concrete5 methods for ajax results.  Adding, editing and deleting objects are all included, and the objects are set up with title and a WYSIWYG editor.  The CustomObject model has methods brought in from the content block to handle translation of content so that your links and file paths are updated if the URLs change.  The editor is set to pull the typography.css file from whatever theme is applied to the home page.

The front end view is set up so that the objects all appear to have unique URLs even though they are not pages.  This is done with a custom page type that takes arguments for it's view function - the title of the object is converted into a url handle, then decoded and the selected object is pulled out of the database for display.  There are probably different ways to display objects, but this seemed like a good place to start.

I hope that people learn a lot from this, and that it saves time in development for people's custom projects.

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