[Framework-Team] Re: PLIP 228: Restore 'Add Item..' menu on all pages

Danny Bloemendaal danny.bloemendaal at informaat.nl
Fri Oct 10 04:05:39 UTC 2008

On 28 sep 2008, at 07:47, Martin Aspeli wrote:

> Wichert Akkerman wrote:
>> I guess I'm the first one. I want to propose PLIP 228 for Plone 3.3.
>> I feel that removing the removal of the 'Add Item' dropdown in many
>> places in Plone 3 is a regression in behaviour, and makes adding  
>> content
>> a lot more cumbersome. The PLIP has so far only received positive
>> responses from several people.
>> The full PLIP can be found here:
>> http://plone.org/products/plone/roadmap/228
> Perhaps we could make it optional?
> I'm not normally one for having too many options in the UI, but I  
> know that some people were quite confused about the old behaviour  
> too. It looks as if you can "add a page to a page" when you see the  
> "Add new" menu on a page, and it blurs the distinction between  
> folderish and non-folderish objects. For example, I've seen people  
> who expect that if they're looking at /path/to/a-page and they add a  
> new page using the "add new" menu, they expect the URL to be /path/ 
> to/a-page/another-page.

I tend to believe that with proper wording you solve the problem. Just  
thinking out loud:

When in a folder: Add new...
When in a 'Page': Add new sibling...

Not sure exactly but when chosen right I think you could reinstate the  
menu in all places.

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