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  • John Fair 13 posts 43 karma points
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 15:40
    John Fair
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    Change from Developer Tab to Content Tab

    I tried manually editing the package.xml file from 'developer' to 'content' and that successfully moved the tab to the Content area.  However none of the searches return results when I do that.  

    I'm looking through the source right now but nothing is jumping out as to why this is happening.  Do you know if it's possible to have this on the Content tab?  This is at least 50% of the functionality that I need to implement for bulk content editing on the back end so it'd be great if I could use this as a starting place.  :)

  • Richard Soeteman 3970 posts 12472 karma points MVP
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 20:32
    Richard Soeteman
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    Hi John,

    Yes you can change this to work on the content tab. Done this several times myself. Open /config/dashboard.config file and change the area to content.

    <section>
        <areas>
          <area>content</area>
        </areas>
        <tab caption="Content Maintenance">
          <control>/usercontrols/ContentMaintenanceDashboard.ascx</control>
        </tab>
      </section>

    If you would implement bulk edititing that would be awesome. Hope you would add it to the original source. I can always make you a contributor :)

    Thanks,

    Richard

  • John Fair 13 posts 43 karma points
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 20:36
    John Fair
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    Hey Richard,

    I did try that actually, and unfortunately now search returns nothing.  When it's in the Developer section it works like a charm, but the second I change the <area> from "developer" to "content" search ceases to function.

    Once I get this figured out I'll be making a good number of edits to the source to get my company's concept of "bulk editing" up and running.  I'll definitely keep you in the loop as it progresses (probably won't be overnight seeing as I'm fairly new to Umbraco at this point), but it's very high up on the business' priority list.

     

    Thanks,

    John

  • Richard Soeteman 3970 posts 12472 karma points MVP
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 20:46
    Richard Soeteman
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    Serious? Which Umbraco version are you running?. And Bulk editing would be awesome. Then it would be a killer package :). Don't know about your business requirements but would it preview changes before submitting changes as well?

  • John Fair 13 posts 43 karma points
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 20:54
    John Fair
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    Yeah, I was shocked too.  There's a slight blip above the search section (like a P tag is being inserted, but I haven't gone so far as to view source on it) and nothing else happens (this is when it's set to "content").

    Umbraco 4.7 with Koiak starter kit (this is my test site on my local machine, I keep it separate from the development box just in case a package hoses the system)

    As for previewing, I hadn't thought it out that far yet.  We're still gathering the requirements for how they want to seach (and display) for the nodes in question. Then it's a matter of agreeing on how they'll make changes (whether it'll function as your package does now where you click a link and go to each page individually).  I know for a fact that they want to return to the search page with the results pre-populated after making each change (that'll be fun!).

  • John Fair 13 posts 43 karma points
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 22:14
    John Fair
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    Ugh, lost my post (session must have timed out).

    Long story short: re-installed Umbraco locally using Web Matrix/Web PI w/ SQL Server Express.  Installed Koiaks and CMDP without issue.  CMDP search for "about" on the developer tab returns 1 result (as expected).  CMDP search for "about" on content returns nothing.

    To be specific: CMDP search on Content doesn't perform a postback according to the Net panel in Firebug.  Looks like we've lost some event wiring moving from the Developer tab to Content.  It's getting late today, but I will be hitting this hard tomorrow morning to hopefully figure it out.

  • Richard Soeteman 3970 posts 12472 karma points MVP
    Apr 21, 2011 @ 10:07
    Richard Soeteman
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    Hi,

    I think there is another control on the that has a validator. Try what happens if you remove all other items from the content section. I think it will work then. If that is the case the solution is simple, then  I need to add a validationgroup to the button. Don't know if I have the time to do it today :-(

    Thanks,

    Richard

  • John Fair 13 posts 43 karma points
    Apr 21, 2011 @ 14:54
    John Fair
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    man...these forums are BUGGY.  Second time in 2 posts that my post was deleted with no error, warning, etc.

    For the sake of my sanity I'll sum up what I'd previous written (and lost):

    ValidationGroup solved the problem.  There was already a ValidationGroup associated w/ the Move button and CustomValidator.  I simply added that ValidationGroup="DoMove" attrib to all of the buttons (and ValidationSummary) on the page and it's fixed.  

    I've got to work on the Speedy Content Creator this morning, but once that's settled I'll be looking at extending Content Maintenance.  I'm sure I'll have more questions as I dig deeper, but the architecture looks very solid. Thanks for all of the hard work on it!

    John

  • Richard Soeteman 3970 posts 12472 karma points MVP
    Apr 21, 2011 @ 15:00
    Richard Soeteman
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    Cool that it is solved. I'll be offline for the next couple of days but will look into your questions later.

    Thanks,

    Richard

     

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