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Add a list of links to content types under the Content item in the Dashboard menu

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The 'Content' item in the Dashboard menu would become a section just like the 'New' one, the child items would be shortcuts to /Admin/Contents/List/<contenttype>.

Each Content type would have a Boolean property to show or hide the links.

This is with the aim of reducing editor friction on having to filter by Content Type to find a desired piece of content.

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agriffard wrote Mar 12, 2013 at 4:36 PM

The module Vandelay.Industries has a similar feature : ContentAdminMenu
It adds an admin menu entry per content type under the "Content" header.

justrhysism wrote Jul 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

The Vandelay.Industries plugin does do this, but it would be nice if it didn't require installation of another module for this simple feature.

Also, I think there is a bug with Orchard 1.7 and the Vandelay.Industries module where the first content item in the menu isn't displayed. I was able to fix it by updating Menu.cshtml in TheAdmin theme:

Menu.cshtml: Line 78
Change:
if (first && firstLevelMenuItem.LinkToFirstChild) {
To:
if (first && firstLevelMenuItem.LinkToFirstChild  && !secondLevelMenuItems.FirstOrDefault().LocalNav) {