ContentPicker - Functionality

Topics: General
Jul 20, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I've just installed Orchard 1.5 and looked at the ContentPicker module

Whilst it looks like a great feature to link related items, I would if the following would not be a suitable approach for better interaction with a contentpicker field for the end-user.

a) When you add a ContentPicker field to a type, update the settings to add a filter to the content types available (to a single type), so that should you provide a user the ability to create / edit the content type, when they set a value for the field, they can only access the specified type.

b) In the pop-up for selecting the content Item, a search filter in addition to pagination would enable quick location of a particular content item.

Jul 20, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Thanks for the suggestion:

a) I agree, we just didn't have time to do much more. But we also want even better scenarios, so we might add a Query Picker which will take any Query from the projection module instead.

b) It's already there as a feature from the search engine. Content Picker Search or something like that, enable the Search, Index and Lucene, it will be there.