Here my impression of the manager user interface...
A. Context & Resource (Resource Tree)
1. It was nice to have the Resources Tree but sometimes it’s annoying. It will be better when we were not working on resource/element/file related page, the auto-expanding of the tree is off.
2. As already mentioned in previous comment, wordpress like table-grid is a solution to address the problems caused by 1000+ of resources. If we have table-grid, the Resources Tree should not show all resources, but only that on the root (of the context) and the container/folder resources.
3. When a user has limited permission to view
context (without edit
clicking the context resulting unexpected
"Access Denied!". I guess
clicking on the context should only toggle
on-off the tree, not displaying the context’s editing page. Or... related to point 2 above, it will display the table-grid. (perhaps it’s also should be applied to container).
B. Suggestion: Abilty to add new classKey
Beside modDocument, modWeblink, modSymlink, and modStaticResource, I want to create a new classKey. (i.e. modProduct). Is that possible to add a new classKey? (Sure, it’s possible
, but I mean dynamically to add a new classKey through manager)
Well, actually I’m looking for shopping cart module for MODx. Yes, there are such addon for Revo but I don’t like their approach in managing products and product-categories (sorry
). Instead of creating new tables for handling product/categories, I want to use default MODx resource to handle it.
I’m still trying to figure out the power of Form Customization (FC)(http://rtfm.modx.com/display/revolution20/Customizing+the+Manager
). Maybe TV and FC are the answer, but maybe not. I’m just trying to find out the best and fastest solution.