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  • Dave 27 posts 79 karma points
    May 11, 2017 @ 17:40

    Selectable list of tags

    Hey all, let's talk tags.

    My client wants a list of manageable tags, which will then attach to news items. From what I can gather the tags data type won't work for a manageable list, it will allow me to add tags, but not reuse on other news items.

    Sooooo what I've ended up having to do is create a settings node at root, under that a tags node, with tags under that.

    Then a tags picker data type, which is then used on the news items. Only thing is, there's over 600 to add, which has really slowed umbraco down.

    So to combat that I've had to change the tags node to list view which has helped limit the request, but then the picker on the news item becomes useless (the ui in this instance isn't very good at all) all you get is a search box.

    There has to be a better way here? Can one of you lovely umbraco gurus help a struggling umbracian out?

  • Dennis Adolfi 1082 posts 6448 karma points MVP 6x c-trib
    May 12, 2017 @ 04:57
    Dennis Adolfi


    FYI: The list view + contentpicker issue is solved in Umbraco 7.6. Might be worth upgrading? (There's a bunch of other fancy features as well that you'll get from upgrading.)


  • David Houghton 33 posts 108 karma points
    May 12, 2017 @ 08:25
    David Houghton

    Oooo, that is certainly tempting, however I've never (yet) upgraded an umbraco site, is it a straight forward process?

    The site is currently running Umbraco version 7.5.13.

  • Dennis Adolfi 1082 posts 6448 karma points MVP 6x c-trib
    May 12, 2017 @ 08:44
    Dennis Adolfi

    If you are runnig Umbraco Cloud, it´s a straightforward process (it happens automaticly). :)

    If not, then it depends. I´ve upgraded sevral sites, sometimes it´s a straighforward task but sometimes it can take a lot more time than you etimated. Set off plenty of time, so you have room for errors.

    Read Tim´s Umbraco Upgrade Strategies:

    Alos check the general upgrade doc:

    Dont forget the version specific doc:

    And most important. ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS take backup of your solution and database before you start upgrading!

    Best of luck to you! Have a great weekend!

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