Limit Widgets allowed in Widget Zone
Very simple, would be great to be allowed to limit what types of widgets are allowed in Widget zones. This way we can place a widget zone and allow specific widgets in there only (like a footer link widget in the footer area, or a header link widget, etc).
Would be relatively simple. Add a widget class selector field to a Webpart zone that's set to be a Widget zone, then have the Widget selector filter the available widgets based on that.
we are exploring the options on how to limit widgets that can be added to various zones that are available to content editors on the whole web.
Limiting widgets per zone is one of the most considered options.
(Please note that the main focus is on the MVC devleopment model)
If you have any suggestions on what possibilities to limit widgets you would appreciate, please leave a comment below!
Trevor Fayas commented
Thanks for considering! Although hopefully you'll add it to portal along with MVC once you get that all going. Still would love to have this, and still come up from time to time with need for it.
Joe Souch commented
Can't wait to see this happen!
James Stewart commented
I haven't personally done much work with widgets in Kentico before, but I'm baffled that this isn't an out of the box feature. Michael's right in that it's actually quite unprofessional to have to explain to clients that they should only use certain types. This needs to be configurable, otherwise you can't really have any confidence in users using the widget zones correctly
Thomas Golatta commented
Cool! Like to see!
Great Stuff! LIKE!
I would love to see such a feature.
I like the idea. Please do it
Michael Eustace commented
I echo the statements of other comments here. The ability to constrain the list of available widgets on a per-widget zone basis is a much needed feature. Clients (especially non-technical ones) naturally expect that any available widget will "work" in the widget zone, but that just isn't the case as some might now style correctly in the context of the widget zone. It's kind of embarrassing when you have to explain to them to make a note of the widgets which (for styling reasons) are "compatible" with the widget zone.
Yes - definitely needed - lots of clients just want to be able to add a single widget type to a specific zone rather than be confused by lots of choices. This would be an awesome feature.
Yes have to manage just this requirement for the client:
- Restriction by widget type
- Max number of widgets in the zone
Matt Nield commented
Yes - this would be totaly awesome!
Mark Handy commented
I've had to do this too. I went so far as to duplicating webpart with a new naming convention and said only these had been tested and developed for.
One other thought would be a way to flag with webpart are allowed on a page.
Alexander A commented
We have the same problem with one of our pages. great idea
Elmar Höfinghoff commented
It would be very helpfull if the web part or widget list could be filtered by the page type and/or the page template where it should be added to.
Currently I have to explain our content editors which of the web parts or widgets are designed to be placed in which page types or page templates.