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New page dropdown list problem

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Community Member, 14 Posts

1 March 2012 at 3:49am

Hi all,

in CMS I've noticed that sometimes the dropdown list used to select which new page type wish to create fail to load (is empty) or list the page types allowed for the last page I've modified.

I cannot really understand why it happen, maybe it's a strange behaviour of $allowed_children? It happen either when $allowed_children list something or when its set to 'none'. But, I repeat, it happen random.

Any suggest?


Community Member, 23 Posts

1 March 2012 at 1:09pm

Yes, I have also noticed this on occasion. I've found I've had to select an existing page (and try a create) to 'refresh' the list.


Community Member, 116 Posts

1 March 2012 at 1:11pm

After experiencing this problem, have you run /dev/build then tried again? Is this on your local machine or on a server somewhere?


Community Member, 14 Posts

1 March 2012 at 9:33pm

I'm also able to "workaround" everytime with a lot of refresh or sort-of.
I think dev/build is unnecessary anyhow the problem happen randomly (even after a dev/build), on a local machine or online.

Maybe a strange behaviour that "yes happen" but never noticed as a real problem to fix?


Community Member, 23 Posts

7 March 2012 at 1:37am

Edited: 07/03/2012 1:39am


I just experienced this again. My conditions are a flat tree of different page types where most disallow child pages: i.e.

-> page type 1 (no)
-> page type 2 (no)
-> page type 3 (no)
-> page type 4 (yes)
-> child page type 1
-> page type 5 (yes)
-> child page type 2
-> page type 6 (no)

Refreshing the browser to reload the CMS did not work. I had to click on an instance of a page type that allows child pages, click on a child page, then click on the parent page again. The page creation list dropdown was then restored to normal.

I'm running on a local XAMPP server - Mozilla Firefox - Windows XP SP3 (Linux people stop laughing and saying I deserve it! :-)

With version 3 on the horizon it probably doesn't matter.