Is there a faster way to add a page in 5.7?
The project will have a *lot* of pages, that we'll need to manually create, and there will be a *lot* of page operations we'll have to do in the site map (move, rename, copy...)
I was disappointed to find that
- the workflow of creating a new page is still as complex as in the first release of 5.7: you can't create a page in the site map, you have to open the parent page; you're taken to composer *first* which is a bother when you just want to create a bare-bones page structure.
- it doesn't seem to be possible to perform page operations in the site map any more: when I click any item, the item is opened. In 5.6, there was a very helpful context menu opening.
Is there any workaround available, especially for the first problem?
Also could someone point me towards any current discussion of this, and what the C5 team is going to do about these problems (if anything)? I'd be heartbroken if 5.6 really remains the last version of C5 that I can use. I haven't used anything else for dozens of projects in the past five years or so.
There is the "How is everyone getting along with 5.7" discussion but it seems to be closed.
Use the sitemap within the Dashboard for the tasks you've described and NOT the one within the pages panel.
Although the one in the pages panel does allow you move pages around, clicking on the pages directly takes you to them. The sitemap in the dashboard on the other hand is almost identical in functionality to the one in 5.6. See attached for the context menu you'll get when clicking on pages there.
From the dashboard sitemap, you can quickly add new pages without using the composer.
I might also add that this add-on is available for very quickly fleshing out a skeleton site, you can add many pages at once with a cut-and-paste and click:
(also available on github)
And the add-on mentioned is an excellent tool when you want to add lots of pages at once!