Plug-in Show details of pages on a list or container

With this plug-in you get a a lot of page details and workflow state of all pages linked to a list or container (=multi link). Your get the following page information presented in a table:

  • Page Id
  • Page headline
  • Content class name
  • Created by user name
  • Created on date
  • Last changed by user
  • Last changed on date
  • State (draft, released)
  • Released on date

Depending on your display settings “Unreleased pages” get even unsubmitted pages from other authors. This makes this plug-in a perfect tool for all support persons.

You get a fast overview of a bunch of pages linked to a list or container, instead of getting only the headline of a single page. This plug-in centralize a lot of data, which normally are wide spread into different dialogs and takes too much time to collect. From my experience the headline itself is not enough to get an overview on pages other authors created.

If you have to support authors within workflow, I recommend this tool to get the full overview of the pages and which pages are changed last. You can see immediately which pages are at which step in the workflow and are ready to answer questions on the phone quickly.

This plug-in works in SmartEdit as well. See below how to activate it.

Location in SmartTree
You found the plug-in under Administer Project Structure: at every List or Container.

How it works
Immediately after click on the plug-in title it will start immediately to collect all page details information. In contrast to other plug-ins there is nothing dangerous happening and no other data needs to be request, so this plug-in rushes ahead without further click needed.

The plug-in tells you at the bottom of the page the full amount of pages linked to this list or container.

This plug-in can be installed using the combined setup routine for all jRQL API based plug-ins. Follow the instructions in this blog to download the installer and configure the plug-ins you want.

Make this plug-in available for SmartEdit authors
This plug-in is not but can be easily activated in SmartEdit as well. Simply add the plug-in target ioDevDialogEditMultiLink and your authors using SmartEdit will get this plug-in on the list or container menu.

For API developers
The functionality could be easily extended quite easily. Simple enhance the showChildDetails.jsp in the webapp jrql with other page details. Please refer to the available methods on class Page, for instance Page > getFilename().

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