I have came across the idea that it might be nice have the ability to specify CUSTOM "Breadcrumbs" for all Sections (in past Pages) auto-created by the System. This way instead of showing actual Section location within Sections Structure will be showing custom Breadcrumb.
For example -- section/tems-conditions. Format will be similar to "Short URL" (former Friendly URL).
The only problem I see with this now is that we need to have another field which will allow us to specify actual Names for the Breadcrumbs.
Looks like we are talking about 2 fields minimum at this point.
Do you like the idea?
Can you foresee any complications with this?
For your reference, Auto-create Sections by System is a quite new approach and was introduced in In-Portal 5.0 to add more flexibility to Pages generated from the Templates. I'll take a step back to explain how this works below:
- On themes Scan (in Admin) or during the installation system scans all enabled Themes for *.TPL templates (exceptions below) and auto-creates System Sections (marked with Red folder in Catalog) based on META Data (Title, Description, Location) listed at the top of each template.
- In result system will create 1 Section in Catalog for each template (unless excluded from process). For usability purposes these auto-created sections can be placed inside other System Section created on the fly based on Location field on the actual template. This is done to escape cases when we have 50 or more System Sections in the root of the Catalog.
- Thus we have Catalog structure of Sections created by System however if we simply build the Breadcrumb for such section then we might end up with having a part of it showing the Section which has NO actual template since it's only purpose was to kind of organize the actual Sections so they are not all dumped in root of the Catalog.
For that reason I have though about the idea of Custom Breadcrumb described above.
I hope explains the situation for you.
Please post your feedback or questions.