14 Nov 2002
23 Dec 2006
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Hi, just have a few questions. Forgive me if these have already been answered.
In the final release of Sitefinity 3, will you have the ability to set module specific security at the page and sub page level? For example, I may have a page called News, that has several pages under it: Press Releases, New Products and Events. All three of these pages might use the news module. Will I be able to select who can add/edit news items on the Press Release section seperate from the Events section? In my experience, users do not want to set security at the module level for the whole site. They don't really care about modules...its all just content to them. Instead they want to set security at the page (and potentially any child pages.) This is one thing Sitefinity 2.7 seemed to have and i really appreciated it.
Another thing, lets say you add a module such as Blogs or News. You can then edit that module on the page and set which blog or which news category should display in that instance of the module on that page. This is very easy and straight forward, however after you select the blog or category, it shows its ID, which appears to be a GUID. It should really show the title of the blog or news category, or maybe both the title and the ID.
On the admin, the navigation has a series of links to get around the admin pages: Dashboard, Pages, Modules, Files, etc. Then when you click on of those such as Pages, the sub-nav comes up, such as Site Map and Templates. I think it would be faster and easier to get around if you use the RadTree here just like the front end. This way, there isn't two page loads every time you switch sections. It just seems to make sense since we all use the RadTree for the public/client websites we're creating. Again, I apologize if this has already been requested.
On the templates. I am SO GLAD you are using master pages in this version, and i appreciate the upload facility. Frankly. creating templates/layouts in Sitefinity 2.7 was a huge pain and a waste of time. This is more of a nice to have then a necessity, but when uploading related files for templates, its a pain to uplaod them one by one. I understand that Html is pretty restrictive in that you can't upload a whole folder at a time (you can only select one file in an input type="file" field). You may want to have the option to upload a zip file and extract it where you want. This would go for the file manager as well as the module uploads. Obviously there are security implications to this.
Well, thats it for now. Again, great job guys. I appreciate the programmers and managers courage and insight to start over on Sitefinity 3.0 with a new approach and new code base.