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CMS Tree Page View

Adds a tree view of all pages & custom posts. Get a great overview + options to drag & drop to reorder & option to add multiple pages.

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78 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
5 stars
A Must-Have, Esp. with lots of pages & clients.
By , for WP 3.6.1

OVERALL
CMS Tree Page View is an invaluable plugin that make managing your page order a cinch, and is especially useful when migrating content from older sites to the client's new WP install. CMS Tree Page View is a default addition to all my new WP setups. I absolutely recommend it.

THE GOOD
CMS Tree Page View is visual, and most clients understand the notion of drag and drop. When one has more than 100 pages, in practice, CMS Tree Page View mostly replaces the "All pages" view due to its compactness and its ability to present a clear visualization of the page hierarchy.

You can set the Tree View (for any post-types) right on the dashboard; clients get this. Access to the Tree View can be made to appear as a menu item in the left sidebar, which creates a universal access to the tree for that particular post-type.

One can add hierarchies to any post-type in the settings.

CMS Tree Page View has never caused a conflict with any other plugin that I've used.

Until such time as the WP team can create a "compact tree-view" in the All Pages list view, it's here to stay.

THE BAD
There is no bad. Honestly. The only limitation that I've found was due to the fact that the UI has to be done in a a web-page, and is done well enough to have the user believe that HTML and AJAX should operate as smoothly as a native OS UI.

I have found that on occasion the moving the pages can get a touch fiddly, but that is corrected by a touch more attention.

The mild irritation of the fiddliness is a testament that it works very well; the user expects a web-based UI element to operate as slickly as a native UI element because it's in the same league. Had it been clunky, the user would not have this expectation.

THE WISH LIST
I ran into a gotcha: I was migrating content from an old site, to a new WP install. I entered pages in the order found in the previous site. The admin listed the pages correctly, but the front-end navigation menus, sorted by order_number ascending, weren't reflecting this order.

I was baffled until I realized that I had not set an order number to the new pages. By default, WP sets an order number of 0 to new articles. I had mistaken the view of titles entered in sequence for "sorted by number order"--the titles were in the right order, but there were no order numbers set.

This led to some confusion for an hour or so.

The fix, of course is obvious, move each element around so that CMSTPV will assign an order number, or manually enter numbers in All Pages list view or per-record.

It might be useful to have a "No order number set" somewhere that is both obvious and unobtrusive.

Perhaps an additional feature some form of "auto set orders" for children pages might be included.

As one can tell, the only issues that I've had with the plugin was a user interface subtlety, a "who could have foreseen that?" scenario.

I strongly recommend the CMS Tree Page View for people who want to boss their content order around with minimal fuss.

5 stars
Works as expected
By , for WP 3.6.1

Useful with some pages, vital with a lor of pages.

5 stars
Very useful
By , for WP 3.6.1

CMS Tree Page View makes handling with bigger amounts of pages much easier.

Thanks for the great work!

1 star
Broke all my WordPress Posts
By , for WP 3.6.1

I installed the plugin and liked the view of it. Because it could not be loaded per default, i installed it. And now all my posts are broken (title cannot be shown any more, not editable any more). Check the screenshot: http://hans.to/go/Bildschirmfoto%202013-09-26%20um%2019.49.21.png

Is anyone able to fix this or had same issues? Thank you!

5 stars
Supports Custom Post Types!
By , for WP 3.6.1

Wonderful plugin! I have been using it for Pages for quite some time, and I just discovered it also works with Custom Post Types ... all you gotta do is enable it for a particular CPT in the plugin's settings. Brilliant!

5 stars
Big Time Saver
By , for WP 3.6.1

Thanks for a great plug-in. It saves a lot of time. Can we have a tree for media? I know I'm just greedy.

5 stars
Works Wonders!
By , for WP 3.6.1

I have been looking for a plugin like this for a while and was so relieved to find this! It works perfectly and I am using 3.6.1!

5 stars
Must Have!!!
By , for WP 3.6

It does the job well! First plugin I install in any WP installation. A "MUST HAVE".

thank you!

5 stars
Very well done
By , for WP 3.6

This is a nicely crafted plugin.
The fact it works with CPT will make this plugin a Must Have.

Thanks for the great job!

5 stars
Can't believe this isn't part of core
By ,

As a WP newb, this plugin has proved essential. I don't know how people navigate without it!

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