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16 April 2007 at 9:24am
Just a quick question about the way SilverStripe handles custom URLs. They don't appear to allow any way of showing hierarchy. For example, the normal way to show page hierarchy on a site would be to have the URL:
Whereas SS uses:
This raises two issues for me:
1)What happens if I have a multitude of parent-pages that have the same set of sub-pages? Would I have to manually enter in a URL such as http://example.co.nz/parent-page-sub-page/? Yuck!
2)If someone comes into the site by following a link, and it is a subpage, they may be interested in the general topic the sub-page is covering, and they may want to see what else the site offers in this area. Under a "normal" URL structure they could simply remove the sub-page from the URL and they'd find the parent-page. Now I know you can employ breadcrumbs to do this as well, but breadcrumbs take up site real-estate and aren't always appropriate.
Is anyone able to offer any reasons for this design choice?
16 April 2007 at 9:45am
I was wondering the same thing....
11 September 2008 at 5:14pm
Subscribe - this is a pretty important feature IMO. All CMS's with a clean url feature have this functionality.
11 September 2008 at 6:24pm
http://www.silverstripe.com/extending-hacking-silverstripe-forum/flat/526 has pretty much everyones views plus a patch for it which may or may not work. Work done in 2.3 will make this a bit easier so I read, but it won't provide it out of the box
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