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using r.a.d.editor as default cell content?

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  1. Kevin Pipher
    Kevin Pipher avatar
    91 posts
    30 Nov 2005
    12 Apr 2006
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    I am fairly new to Sitefinity, but am loving it so far!
    After reading the administration manual, I understand that by using the r.a.d.editor control as default content for a certain cell, there will be only 1 instance of r.a.d.editor shared across pages that use this control.

    I can definitely see the benefit of this, so that you can create common content across pages, However, the website we are using Sitefinity for contains a very large number of pages, and every single one uses radeditor as the center cell control for unique text content. Right now, every time we create a new page, we have to manually edit each new page we create to add the radeditor control, then submit the page change for approval, then approve the changes before being able edit the radeditor control itself. If we were able to have unique instances of radeditor controls in the actual layout, we could edit the page contents as soon as it is created.

    Is there a way to customize/extend sitefinity so that it is possible to select the r.a.d.editor control as default for a layout cell, but have unique instances of r.a.d.editor when creating pages using that layout? I've looked over the API briefly and studied the VS project files, but I still not sure either way.

    If it isn't possible at this time, is telerik considering it for a new feature in a future release? I'm confident the majority of Sitefinity users would find this extrememly useful as it would cut down content creation steps significantly for standard pages (especially for novice PC users who are helping as content creators)

    I look forward to your response. Thanks for your time.


  2. Vassil Petev
    Vassil Petev avatar
    48 posts
    11 Jan 2017
    14 Apr 2006
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    Hi Kevin, and thank you for your nice suggestion.

    Indeed, it makes sense to have the editor in a cell in the layout but to be able to update different content, i.e. to be a different instance for each page. Your suggestion was logged and we will do our best to provide this feature in v3 of Sitefinity.

    I also upgraded your points for the intuitive request.

    Happy Easter!

    the telerik team
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