11 Feb 2010
02 Mar 2011
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Georgi, Yes we have a project that is mid swing and is in dire need of the lists module or at the very least some better way to visualize custom classifications from the back end and not spam the edit forms with 20 different one-off properties and classification options(we could figure out list ordering). It is too often the case that certain batches of content need to be displayed in various locations in an explicit order.
We are really missing the ability to add provider specific fields for generic content and using an overridden layout template on the backend. This was our default rather than a module for most client needs, and would have enabled us recreate Lists in no time. Selecting the different providers from the drop drown in 3.7 wasnt extremely intuitive, but it was customizable and easy to reverse engineer the url structure and add it to the admin nav without needing a custom module. It generally took us under an hour to create some easily manageable, intensely structured areas of the site for context sensitive data.
With no lists support, and from what I
can tell, no way to add custom classifications to the filter by areas of
the backend we are in a tough spot trying to make this system
manageable without overwhelming users or building out several
module so a user doesn't have to see a long list of custom fields.
If you want to send me an email that would be fine. Our team needs to come to a consensus based on your plans(preferably today) on what the best method is to move forward. A custom module for every new type of Generic content we need to create is not looking like a good option at this point. Provider specific fields(i.e. 3.7) and custom layout widgets for the provider would be enough to suffice.