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Addon to enable publish status on Structure Listing

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Ian Pitts

25 Jun, 2012 06:39 PM

For sites that use both Structure and BW, it would be greatly helpful if we had access to an addon that would show entry status on the main structure view.

Forcing content editors to go to two different places (the edit listing page as well as the structure listing) based on whether or not an entry is workflow-managed is cumbersome.

  1. 1 Posted by Jack McDade on 25 Jun, 2012 06:55 PM

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    It wouldn't be hard to add hooks to the Structure tree view for this sort of thing. How's the data stored?

  2. 2 Posted by Ian Pitts on 25 Jun, 2012 07:15 PM

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    Jack, it looks like the data is stored in exp_ep_entry_drafts as well as exp_ep_entry_status. In exp_ep_entry_drafts the status is just stored as a string; "draft".

    Third party data is stored in exp_ep_entry_drafts_thirdparty but I don't think that's relevant to this status display.

    Clicking to edit the item automatically brings up draft for editing.

    I'm thinking something as easy as altering the style of the item on the Structure view to indicate that the entry is in Draft status would suffice.

  3. 3 Posted by Jack McDade on 25 Jun, 2012 07:20 PM

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    Right on, wasn't sure if it was custom or native. I'll bring this up with Travis and see what he thinks about adding it as a setting you can enable. I'm all in favor of giving the Tree view some more utility :)

  4. 4 Posted by Ian Pitts on 25 Jun, 2012 07:29 PM

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    Awesome. Great news! For reference, attached is a screenshot of what's displayed in the Edit view when an entry has a BW Draft.

  5. 5 Posted by Rob Hodges on 26 Jun, 2012 11:05 AM

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    Hi guys,

    Sounds awesome, the statuses we have are:
    Submitted for Approval
    Open, Draft
    Open, Submitted for Approval

    For the 'Open, Draft' and 'Open, Submitted for Approval' statuses, they are not the native channels status (that remains 'open') but are instead in a different table.

    Jack, if you or Travis want to shoot me or Malcolm an email @ electricputty dot co dot uk we'd be happy to help/offer any input to make this a reality.

    And thanks Ian for the suggestion!



  6. 6 Posted by Ian Pitts on 26 Jun, 2012 11:30 AM

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    This is great news. I'm so glad you guys are on board with the idea.

    Do you see this as a separate Addon or something native within Structure or BW?

  7. 7 Posted by Rob Hodges on 26 Jun, 2012 11:41 AM

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    Hm, not sure, it would be up to the Structure guys. What do you think Jack?


  8. 8 Posted by Jack McDade on 28 Jun, 2012 09:33 PM

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    Oh i think it'd be a simple setting in Structure to turn on. Easy peasy.

  9. 9 Posted by Rob Hodges on 29 Jun, 2012 04:12 PM

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    Awesome, looking forward to seeing it! :D

    Closing this one out for now, re-open or mail us if you want to talk about it more.



  10. Rob Hodges closed this discussion on 29 Jun, 2012 04:12 PM.

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