Extensions from Regular Labs is very easy to use, they come with great documentation, and are for the most self-explanatory. This is almost the case for this extension too. However, I decided to write a review and give you my thoughts.
The Sourcerer Plugin from Reguløar Labs is a handy tool when it comes to including code into your site. This tool opens up for including code like specific CSS style for an article, you can then easily imbed the CSS inline in the article. Some may say that this is not the correct way to use CSS, but it will ease the editing of the article.
Ease of use
Support / Documentation
The documentation that Regular Labs give to this extension is well written, though a bit technical for the average user, it includes a good deal of examples that helps to understand the process better. The support is a paid feature and is not included in the free download, but the documentation helps you get started for free.
Taken from Regular Labs tutorial
The easiest way to use Sourcerer is to use it through its extension, you can access it by using the Code button in your editor. this will display a popup with five tabs.
Sometimes it very useful to insert HTML Code directly in an article or into a Custom Module. Here you can use both HTML, CSS, PHP, or JS to insert code.
The CSS part of the Plugin gives you the opportunity to add CSS attributes directly to the article you are working on, this is very useful when you only want some specific CSS overrides for a single article (We use this in this article). The other good thing, and maybe the most useful thing is to create a standard .css file and include it as a connection to certain articles, this way you can have the styles in a separate file.
Here is the syntacs that output the CSS code we use in this article:
With the PHP section, you will be able to insert either PHP-codes directly in the content or include a file with the content.
The settings just include the opportunity to strip the HTML tags that it outlays, or you can also include the codes as raw code, this is useful when you want to display codes in the article. Beware that it also outputs the code that it needs to output the code. This can be overridden in ReReplacer.
- Free Core installation
- Easy interface
- Good Code structure
- Include files directly (PRO)
- Good fast support
- No file support in free version
- No support in free version
This extension is very useful for content writers and publishers that don't have access to the template-files or don't have backend access. NOTE: You will need to have knowledge in PHP or JS to use those sections, if you need to add CSS, you will have to know CSS, but the main focus is to simplify thing, and this extension does just that. It has an easy interface and output very good code structure. The only downside is that support or the file includes isn't available in the "Free Core Version", but if you buy the extension you can use it on multiple sites and fast support.
More information about Regular Labs
If you use Regular Labs' Extensions, you may have noticed the way that the extensions interact with each other. This is good for consistency, Regular Labs has with an ingenious way mastered the genius way that its Components/Plugins work together. Some of their extensions are Modals, Articles Anywhere, Add to Menu, Advanced Module Manager, Article FIelds, Beter Preview, Better Trash, Cache Cleaner, Advanced Template Manager, Components Anywhere, Content Templater, DB Replacer, ReReplacer, Content Templater, Dummy Content, Conditional Content, Modules Anywhere, Snippets, Sliders, Tabs, Sourcerer, + even more, see the full list here!