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2/24/2017 3:42 PM
 

I've been struggling to launch a production site with DNN 9.02 but I've been butting heads with the page manager the whole time.

Here's my list of issues...


Problem 1:
You cant upload files to subfolders using the page manager interface.
 If you select page details --> Page Type:File you can select an existing file from subfolders, drag and drop to root, select a file to root, or enter a URL. There is no way to upload the file into a sub directory. 

Workaround - You have to first go into site assets upload the folder then come back to page manager and link it in. This is a definite step backwards in terms of productivity.

Proposed Fix: Allow selection of subfolder when uploading document.


Problem 2:
Disable Page is no longer available without going back to the legacy Page Manager or editing the tabs table.
Further, even if I set a Page to disabled via an alternate method, DNN 9 no longer lets me select the disabled pages children when I choose to link to an existing tab or copy a module from an existing tab.

Workaround: None really, I can disable the page through alternate methods but break some of my admin tools or not disable the page and break my menu structure.

Proposed Fix: Allow pages to be disabled from the Persona Page Manager and fix existing tab selection tools to select children of disabled pages.


Problem 3:
Add Page does not allow parent page to be defined.

Workaround: Add Multiple Pages works as intended.

Proposed Fix: Add Branch Parent dropdown like the Add Multiple Pages screen.


Request  1: 
Maintain State on Nav Structure In Page Manager

When managing pages as soon as you save the settings on a page the entire navigation structure collapses back to root. This is not in line with most workflows. If I am modifying settings on a group of pages I will normally want to continue editing on the current branch that I'm on. This is a real productivity killer when you are 3-4 levels deep and editing a group of links. Each time you have to drill down to the same level you were just at.

Proposed Fix: Remember state of nav tree until Pages Panel is closed.


 

Thank you guys for all the hard work that you do.

 

Michael Cunningham

 

 

 

 

 

 
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2/24/2017 4:03 PM
 
Michael,
ad #1: linking to a file in your navigation menu should be a rare case, usually it is more advisable to provide a download link on a page.
ad #2: this is a known issue which should be fixed in DNN 9.1.0
Regarding your proposal, please log the feature request into the public issue tracker at support.dnnsoftware.com, thank you.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

Speed up your DNN Websites with TurboDNN
 
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3/6/2017 3:33 PM
 
Sebastion,

Thanks for your reply. #2 is a relief I'm looking forward to the fix.

I have to disagree with you on #1 however.

Almost as a trade association at least 1/3 of our content in our nav menu's link to content (Bylaws, forms, trade publications etc). If this feature had not existed previously I would understand but I'm asking my users to follow a less efficient workflow as an "Upgrade".

I'll see if I can figure out the bug tracker and post the additional requests there.

I really appreciate your commitment to this community. You have been a consistent voice for years in a very quiet support ecosystem.

Any word on a DNN 9 update to your SQL script???




 
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3/18/2017 1:23 PM
 
Michael,
regarding I, I would either want to link to a page with a summary (and last update date) and a download option or a page with a list of documents - each with description, update date, maybe author and download link. If properly configured, you could even use this to construct a comprehensive central download repository.

Regarding TurboScripts: the current version should work well in DNN 9.0.x as there have been few changes. However, I am still working on improvements for some of the new parts added (like Persona Bar)

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

Speed up your DNN Websites with TurboDNN
 
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3/22/2017 8:08 PM
 

Sebastion,

Ran your turbo scripts on my 9.02 install and crashed the admin side of the site.

Seems the View  [dbo].[GetModuleByDefinition]  has a bug in it: 

 AND M.IsTabDeleted = 0  - This field does not exist in the View vw_Modules

AND M.DefinitionName = @DefinitionName - This field causes an error too.

Removing both eliminated the error but I'm not sure what the repercussions for that  change will be so I rolled back to the stock stored procedure.

 

Thanks

 

Michael

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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