The Elefant admin interface checks a cookie named elefant_notification for messages and displays them using jGrowl. The standard practice when developing apps in Elefant is to add a notification and redirect the user to the next screen in your workflow instead of creating a separate page that simply says ""Your item has been saved. Click here to continue."" This helps save clicks, and makes users happy :)

To set a notification in PHP, do this:


$this->add_notification ('Your notification here.');


You can combine this with a redirect like this:


if (/* object was saved */) {
    $this->add_notification ('Object saved.');
    $this->redirect ('/myapp/admin');


And you can also add notifications in JavaScript like this:

$.add_notification ('Your notification here.');

This function is always available when a site admin is logged into Elefant.

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