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ipContent 2.3 Wishlist

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As someone is no doubt already thinking about the next version of ipC, I thought I'd start a wish list topic:

1) A plugin to build valid xml from custom databases.
2) A good menu manager section, that can build a menu from page structure and/or allow direct editing of the main menu (a bit like fusion menu (sorry Mat)).
3) Breadcrumbs that respect page folder structure.
4) A simple toggle to add a sidebar into a page with content fields for main content and sidebar.
5) Option for global sidebar.
6) Styles consistency between the new ckeditor, the bbcode page editor and the new .ipsType style set.
7) More plugins for board features such as gallery image slider, nexus mini-store.
8) Drag and drop sorting for custom database records.
9) Proper google map support for custom databases - it is highlighted in the sales bumph but is damn difficult to do and not supported by IPS.
10) Multiple attachments in articles as standard (with some nice templates built in).

Please... x

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I'd add in:

Tags for articles
Tags for custom database records
Better article managment from the front end.
Integration with the quick navigation feature

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/signs

I'll add:

[quote name='Ikadon' timestamp='1297516271' post='2079410']
Hello everyone,

first of all let me say that I truly love IP.Content. It's a great framework and highly extensible. But that's being said from an technical viewpoint.
From an enduser-standpoint IP.Content lacks simplicity.

I know, you're gonna try to add more simplicity with each release and I do understand that it's hard to keep the incredible extensibilty but also bridge to the endusers that just want a "out of the box"-cms like Joomla, Drupal or even Wordpress etc.

Here are some ideas:

Enhanced frontend-editing

Instead of having to go into the ACP to access all the features of the editor it would be great if you would have ways to offer them to the frontend.
For example, last time I looked I could not change the SEO-URL from frontend.

There should be easy ways for users to send in news/articles etc. That's the web 2.0-thought, binding your members to you. I want them to be able to add content themselves.

For example, I'm planning a project about a certain subject e.g. "cars". Now I want my members to be able to easily send in their stories, news or whatever for the mainpage as well as own subpages (like "www.cardomain.tld/bikes/.../) etc.

Easy way of adding own menus

In other CMS it's pretty easy to add a menu/navigation without ever touching html.

Easier way of adding images to articles

It should be really easy to add images to articles, images that are already uploaded as well as linked ones. "Reuse" is the keyword!

Authorname should be customizable

When promoting an article the promotor automatically becomes the author, software-wise. In reality this is not always the case.
I wished there was an option to change the author to whatever I want and add a link to his userID or even to an URL!

Subdomains and enhanced Multi-Domain-Support

With Typo3 it's really easy to have one installation dealing with multiple domains and even projects. I'm aware of the fact that this would not be allowed with an IP.Content licencse.
But what I truly want to achieve is a better integration of subsections within subdomains. It would be great if some of this stuff could be automated like in other CMS.

So, that's about it for now.

Thanks for reading and keep up the great work!

Kind regards,
Ikadon

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Adding mine:
1. System Settings add/import/export functionality for database/category configuration fields.
2.Field and record import/export.
3. Block Group Export/import
I just LOATH the evils of IPC transfer at the moment.

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Ability to export databases along with associated fields and templates, so they can be uploaded and used on other sites.

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[quote name='Marcher Technologies' timestamp='1314824386' post='2163159']
Adding mine:
1. System Settings add/import/export functionality for database/category configuration fields.
2.Field and record import/export.
3. Block Group Export/import
I just LOATH the evils of IPC transfer at the moment.

[quote name='Jinkler' timestamp='1315043247' post='2164644']
Ability to export databases along with associated fields and templates, so they can be uploaded and used on other sites.

i would definitively say that not only does one lend to the other, but also that both WOULD be a MASSIVE upgrade to the ipc plug and play functionality.

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[quote name='Jinkler' timestamp='1315043247' post='2164644']
Ability to export databases along with associated fields and templates, so they can be uploaded and used on other sites.

Ability to select skin templates to be exported with blocks to be inserted on import to all skins.
http://community.invisionpower.com/resources/articles.html/_/ipcontent/how-to-create-a-reusable-feed-block-template-r576

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[quote name='Marcher Technologies' timestamp='1315058833' post='2164728']
Ability to select skin templates to be exported with blocks to be inserted on import to all skins.
http://community.inv...k-template-r576

No ... I SHALL Rephrase this alltogether..... USE the Hook System...
Allow us to select ipcontent templates and blocks to export with a hook.... could help with further bits, surely....
Got to messing with Hooks and i went and Realized that A: Beating the Horse at the wrong end...
B: not only Does IPC need the upgrade.... so does core.... Hooks are the Key Here.

Edited by Marcher Technologies

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[quote name='Marcher Technologies' timestamp='1315297153' post='2166189']
No ... I SHALL Rephrase this alltogether..... USE the Hook System...
Allow us to select ipcontent templates and blocks to export with a hook.... could help with further bits, surely....
Got to messing with Hooks and i went and Realized that A: Beating the Horse at the wrong end...
B: not only Does IPC need the upgrade.... so does core.... Hooks are the Key Here.


I don't understand what you are asking for here. Sounds like you want to export blocks that can be imported as a hook.

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[quote name='bfarber' timestamp='1315317047' post='2166322']

I don't understand what you are asking for here. Sounds like you want to export blocks that can be imported as a hook.

further... i want the hooks system to be able to export per-database settings(we need the ability to add there, hook points, whatever), database/page templates, and a selection of associated blocks to make 1 nice tidy bundle that can be imported.... eg, maybe even a selection of categories/fields/records with a "database"... "full IPC database export/import" utility thoughts.

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my wish is for documentation.

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[quote name='Dmacleo' timestamp='1315365439' post='2166703']
my wish is for documentation.

they are working on it.... but the fact that a good number of the functions i KNOW to exist in IPB/IPC are not even mentioned in the docs(source code hunts) is quite discouraging.

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When working on a development server environment with 3.2 - I would absolutely love if there was a way to export all your block skins as easily as your site skins. To be honest, I'd love if blocks were treated like the skins they are in terms of editing.

Basically, create a base "core" set of block templates for all of your blocks like the standard IPB skin - allow users to extend those templates as well like the skin editor. Then I could EXPORT the whole skin including block templates from my development box to the production box after I upgrade to 3.2. OR I could have a proper mobile device block template that matches up with the mobile skin. OR I could test other block styles I want to publish without affecting the live production style.

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[quote name='mat206' timestamp='1315366386' post='2166709']
When working on a development server environment with 3.2 - I would absolutely love if there was a way to export all your block skins as easily as your site skins. To be honest, I'd love if blocks were treated like the skins they are in terms of editing.

Basically, create a base "core" set of block templates for all of your blocks like the standard IPB skin - allow users to extend those templates as well like the skin editor. Then I could EXPORT the whole skin including block templates from my development box to the production box after I upgrade to 3.2. OR I could have a proper mobile device block template that matches up with the mobile skin. OR I could test other block styles I want to publish without affecting the live production style.

This is already doable with hooks... just have to export the block/IPC template separately at this time.
http://community.inv...k-template-r576

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I'm going to use this as a workaround for now.. thanks.

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The one thing I want to see?

1. The ability to "drag" the post content box for IP.Content while still logged into the admin control panel.
2. The ability to see images "pop-out" in IP.Content like they do in IP.Board.

There's just some minor inconsistency between IP.Content and IP.Board. While the "post-box" drag feature can be done without being in the admin control panel, this feature doesn't appear within the ACP section for IP.Content.

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My wishlist mainly revolves around the ckeditor which is so limited its not a wysiwyg html editor in its current form. Nightmare adding a html rich article and having the layout as I want.

The other biggie is the use of tags. It would be nice if tags were useable across all applications.

Having tags would change this need but right now articles can only go in one category..

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[quote name='bfarber' timestamp='1315317047' post='2166322']

I don't understand what you are asking for here. Sounds like you want to export blocks that can be imported as a hook.

even that would be nice TBH farber.... example.
http://community.inv...t-media-system/
if i could select ipc templates and blocks on hook export that would be 1 easily importable file, as it stands its 1 hook, 4 templates, and 5 blocks... AND they still gotta go CONFIGURE the database!!!.... Puhleeze?

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[quote name='kenichi tanaka' timestamp='1315382148' post='2166775']
The one thing I want to see?

1. The ability to "drag" the post content box for IP.Content while still logged into the admin control panel.
2. The ability to see images "pop-out" in IP.Content like they do in IP.Board.

There's just some minor inconsistency between IP.Content and IP.Board. While the "post-box" drag feature can be done without being in the admin control panel, this feature doesn't appear within the ACP section for IP.Content.

i will agree on #1... seriously, #2 is so easily doable right now its... saddening docs are truly that lacking.

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i agree with all posts above, be great to have the features added above.

Benny

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I agree with many of the suggestions above.

My Suggestion...

I run a site with multiple subdomains. What would be really, really useful is if IPContent catered for that. Currently two different domains are supported, one for the forums and one for IPContent. What would be very, very useful would be if IPContent allowed databases, categories and pages to be assigned to different subdomains.

That one addition would make IPContent a much more flexible tool for all those who have multiple subdomain based sites.

Perhaps I oversimplify, but if the index page for IPContent (the one that allows for IPContent to be placed on an external domain) set the entry database / category / page, and that database / category / page stipulated the domain then this could be achieved?

I understand that subdomain users are perhaps in the minority, but to invision I would ask that this be seriously considered.

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