Introduction

Republic Structure Tweaks is an add-on for ExpressionEngine that gives you a few extra options for the content management page in the Structure add-on.

(By the way, that also means you have to have the Structure add-on installed before you have any use of this, we really like it and it can be bought from http://buildwithstructure.com.)

What Republic Structure Tweaks brings to the table:

The biggest thing is that you can easily select which channels that should be used in the Add page dialog. From our experience, this really makes content editors happy and dramatically makes adding new content a lot less prone to errors. You can select options for each channel or make selections for individual pages.

By default, Structure let’s you decide if a whole channel should be hidden from the “Add page” dialog. This is very useful if you have a channel for the start page or in similar situations. But sometimes, you need to have a bit more flexibility….

What does this mean?

Let’s look at an example: You have site that sells products divided in different groups, and got a few information pages. You got channels set up for products, product groups and information pages.

With Republic Structure Tweaks you can tell Structure to:

Small things, but it all makes sense when you look at the images below.

Before

Before Republic Structure Tweaks Fig 1. Structure view before Republic Structure Tweaks

After

After Republic Structure Tweaks Fig 2. Structure view after Republic Structure Tweaks

Configure

You can configure the add-on based on Channels and/or based on specific pages:

Configure Republic Structure Tweaks Fig 3. Configure Republic Structure Tweaks

How does it work?

This is only made with the help of some JavaScript. This means that it never will break any of your data or mess with the Structure add-on in any way. If you don’t like it, just remove it and everything is back to normal.

This also means that it’s not intended to be used as a security add-on, it only hides stuff to make the experience better for editors. If they have the right member permissions, the could still drag and drop pages under other pages that you’ve hid in the settings.

Requirement

Republic Structure Tweaks requires the Structure add-on 3.1+.

Get Structure at buildwithstructure.com.

Installation

Just do as you normally do when installing add-ons in ExpressionEngine 2:

Update

Just replace the old files with the new ones:

Download

Download “Republic Structure Tweaks (EE2)” for ExpressionEngine 2.2+

Changelog

License and disclaimer

Republic Factory gives this add-on away for free under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. You can use it for free, both in personal and commercial projects, but by downloading this add-on you also take full responsibility for anything that happens while using it. The add-ons are made with love and passion, and are used by us on daily basis, but we cannot guarantee that it works equally well for you.

Support is limited depending on current work load, but if you got any questions or comments feel free to email or follow us on Twitter @republicfactory and we'll try to help you out as soon as time permits.

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