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Show page hierarchy in menu page selector when parents are defined

  1. esgtomhodgson
    Member

    Okay, so when you create a page you can define a parent. If you do this from the very first instance before publishing the page then it shows the hierarchy within the "Pages" drop down for selecting pages to add to the menu i.e.

    -Parent item 1
    --Child item 1
    --Child item 2
    --Child item 3

    -Parent item 2
    --Child item 1
    --Child item 2
    --Child item 3

    Is reflected when viewing the available "pages" to add to a menu which makes it easy to see which child pages are required, especially where there are multiple child pages with the same page name but a different hierarchy.

    However this only happens if you select the Parent page before publishing the page for the very first time.

    If you do this other way round and create and publish the page without a parent item and then later on you select a parent item the hierarchy does not change. In other words the page still looks like it has no parent and is defined as a root page on the site i.e.

    -Child item 1
    -Child item 1
    -Child item 2
    -Child item 2
    -Child item 3
    -Child item 3
    -Parent item 1
    -Parent item 2

    This makes it difficult to identify the page items now that the hierarchy is not displayed. I would like to stress though that this does NOT happen in the "All Pages" are of the admin, this does show the parent and child items correctly nested. I am specifically talking here about how the "Pages" hierarchy is represented within the Menus area within the "Pages" item box pick box for adding items to a menu.

    If the hierarchy cannot be shown (which would be the ideal solution) then perhaps the page items could be actual links to the pages so we can hover to check the URL before selecting...

    Posted: 5 months ago #

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    This idea is under consideration