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Aires

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Aires

I really like the look and feel of platform 5 its very clean and easy on the eyes. 

The first thing that bothered me was the method of installing add on. 

You select a extension its opens up a new tab in the browser... then takes you to the activate screen. From there you have to navigate back to pagelines  > extend > and do it all over again with in 20 min I had 10 tabs opened up. Could it be possible to add a check box next to the extensions with one button to install the ones selected.

Just my thoughts. Back to playing around in platform 


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Simon

Yea, we added the open in new tab as a sort of 'fix for now'.

We already have multiple plugin install with a patch I have in a test branch, but we are in feature lockdown so stuff like this is way beyond scope for now.

I will be adding it after release though!

I have ideas for making things as a sort of favourite then having a button to install all favs in a new site, something like that...

What you think?

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Aires

I have ideas for making things as a sort of favourite then having a button to install all favs in a new site, something like that...

 

That would be awesome and would cut down on the time spent installing extensions.


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Simon

That would be awesome and would cut down on the time spent installing extensions.

Totally agree :) 

Too late to add it now im afraid, but it will make an appearance after release. Not an idle threat I already have the code stashed ;)

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Brian

It would be nice (and efficient) for PL5 users to see a simple list with checkboxes to install one or more sections at once. For anyone designing multiple sites using PL5, we would already be familiar with the framework/sections and really don't need to see large thumbnails. Something similar to WP's installed plugins panel would be sufficient and fast.

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Simon

Well my idea goes sort of like this...

On the initial install site, user is logged in and the site is activated..
In the Extend page, there is a sort of checkbox, link or whatever that marks it as an install favourite.

User creates site #2 and activates platform
The favourite install plugins are already there as they are part of your PageLines userdata, so a new link is there in the Extend page to install Favourites
User clicks list and sees the list from Site #1 .. check boxes whatever, selects what to install and hits GO...

Thats how it is in my head what you think?

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Aires

I feel like I have alot more control than I did with DMS... DMS loved telling me no you cant do that. 

So far so good and the night is still young.


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Brian

I do like the idea of having a Favorites option and your method seems clear. Would love to also have an "All Extensions" tab with just a list.

 

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Andrew

Great feedback guys, we'll get this all into 5.1.0 ...

Probably have a select layout option for you Pros too.. easy to add. 

Hopefully you guys will see why the Platform approach is gonna be so powerful going forward.

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Simon

Nice feedback Brian, and thanks for the mockups :) 

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Brian

You're welcome Simon. 

 

Hopefully you guys will see why the Platform approach is gonna be so powerful going forward.

" . . . will see . . . " I think you might (should) mean can see. It's definitely a very strong direction with loads of potential! After a slight transitional learning curve going from DMS2 to PL5, it's very clear how great it will be going forward. Once the ability to create/apply/export/import your own templates (like DMS2) there's no going back.

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