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I have this situation:
A data type "Standard page components" (nested content) which has a list of components available (like text-content, image, big-teaser, etc). This datatype is used on most standard pages.
However on some pages I need to have more or less components available from that list.
For example on a page type called JobPostingsPage I need to have available an extra component called "JobList".
As it is today this can only be achieved by making a new nested content data type where I copy all elements from from 'Standard page components' and add the extra JobList.
You can see how this gets nasty when you have more specific pages which need one or more extra components available. You end up having to maintain lots of list in different nested content data types.
What I would like would be to restrict the elements available in the nested content based on the current doc type where they are used.
All this because we want to prevent editors from adding specific components in pages where they should not be available.
Anybody else having this problem?
I'm not sure if that's doable by default, but I had a similar problem a while ago and I just created Nested Content collections of data types according to the document type I was on.
E.g. Home Page doctype had a nested content collection called homeCollection or something and I added as many modules I wanted in there. Let's say 15.
Then went to a product page and had a different collection called productCollection that used 7 of the previous ones and 2 new ones.
Does it make sense?
Yes, it makes sense, that's also what I do for now.
But I end up with a bunch of nested content collections that contain 15-20 elements. Every time a new component is made, I need to remember to add it to all collections. It's a bit annoying.
And if I leave the project, at some point in the future, another developer will maybe not know to do the same.
Then you're looking into building a custom editor most likely but I've never heard or done what you're trying to do.
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