Section Editor Feature request - dragsort order
I have been working through transferring a static site to CMSB. As I add the records from the static site I am adding the most recent first.
However this poses an interesting dilemma. Once I am finished, the records are in the reverse order of what I eventually want. I have over two hundred records that dragging and sorting each one is extremely time consuming.
What would be nice to have is several mechanisms to control how dragsortorder can be used.
- A checkbox in the section editor that can toggle whether new records are added to the top or bottom of the list.
- An advanced command that allows you to sort selected records either ascending or descending.
- A modified 'create record here' plugin that can add records below or above the current selection.
There has been a number of issues with dragsortorder mentioned in the forum and I believe some thought into the above would solve many of them.
I knew all that, I am asking for a change as that does not solve my problem.
The create record here only places a new record in one place, above or below depending on the sort order, sometimes you want it to go the other side Of the current position.
if you read through my request, I was trying to demonstrate a situation where I have entered 200 records newest to oldest while transferring data manually from a static site. This causes the dragsortorder value to be in the reverse of what I eventually need it to be.
What I was hoping for was a mechanism to reverse the dragsortorder value for all or a selected group of records.
I had spoken with Greg before Imposted my request, and he understood the dilemna.