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Plugin: “View Template” for shared content classes

Putting things where they belong (part 2): I don’t know why RedDot removed this function (I think it disappeared somewhere after, but it is really annoying. If you use content class sharing you are no longer able to view the template code inside the child project. To check the code, you always have to switch back to the master project.

After switching back and forth for half a day, just checking code, I put together this small plug-in which brings the function back to shared content classes.

Version History

  • 1.01 – Fixed a minor bug (removed dialog from project structure, where it appeared twice), added readme file.


Latest version can be downloaded/forked at GitHub

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Frederic Hemberger Frederic Hemberger lives in Cologne, Germany where he works as a technical consultant and senior RedDot developer. After years of studying the ancient and mysterious ways of content management, he acquired the black belt of RedDot-fu. After teaching many students in the weird ways of the Dot, he retreated to the old misty mountains to meditate. Legends tell that he finally reached the mysterious state of IoRangeNoRedDotMode.


6 comments for “Plugin: “View Template” for shared content classes”

  1. Oh, that’s not completely true.
    You can still view the template code in the child project. Just find an instance of the CC and hit “Open Template as Read-Only” in the action menu.

    Posted by Alex | September 22, 2008, 10:16 am
  2. You are right, Alex … but this very annoying: Select the content class, open instances, select an instance, click “Show instance in Project tree”, scroll through the context menu, click “Open Template as Read-Only”.

    Why so complicated?

    Posted by Frederic Hemberger | September 24, 2008, 4:11 pm
  3. Hi Frederic!

    First of all, congratulations for this website, this is a great idea for redDot developers!
    I would like to download your plugin but the zip file seems corrupted.
    Could you upload it again please? Or send us to another link?
    Thanks again!


    Posted by Anthony | October 15, 2008, 8:20 pm
  4. The .htaccess was just missing a filetype, so now you can go and get the file.

    Posted by markusgiesen | October 16, 2008, 12:02 pm
  5. Thank you !

    Posted by Anthony | October 22, 2008, 9:08 pm
  6. [...] updated the “View Template” and “Update Conneted Projects” plug-in to fix two small bugs. Go and get them! [...]

    Posted by Plugin Update | Unofficial RedDot CMS blog | January 7, 2009, 9:21 pm

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