Bug #22000 Clarification Requested

Empty Publish-Tab is neither deleteable nor hideable

Version: 3.4.0 Reporter: Büro Ballmann Weber

With the new channellayouts the publish tab is always there even if all default fields are moved to other tabs and this one is empty. it would be great if unused tabs are deleteable but at least it should be hideable. this is pretty confusing for clients.

  • This primary tab is not optional. Can I ask why you are removing all of the fields from the first, default tab? What is the gain?

    Derek Jones
    03rd August, 2016 at 5:26pm
  • we love the flexibility of ee since we first used it … and we used it for very different projects. we are even controlling one client’s signage displays in the shop via an ee-controlled webinterface.

    therefor we needed several tabs saying “downstairs”, “shop entry”, “shop windows” and so on. since we did this project on ee 2.x we put all default fields into a new tab called “options” and deleted the default tab because it would be confusing for our client to have an additional tab that says “publish”.

    it’s a similar case with this new ee3.4 project: we are building a website which uses folding out mega menus that contain images, texts and even slideshows. therefor we created a channel with only one entry that contains 8 tabs corresponding to the 8 menu tabs on the website. each tab holds the different text and image fields.

    i can send you screenshots of our solutions with these tabs if that helps you.

    i think this flexibility is a really big plus for our projects because we can tailormade the backend for the clients.

    regards, matthias

    Büro Ballmann Weber
    03rd August, 2016 at 5:36pm
  • Hey matthias, that’s definitely an interesting use case! Do you mind dropping me an email at team@ellisab.com with some screenshots and more details about this build? I’d love a chance to look at what you’ve built directly.

    Derek Jones
    03rd August, 2016 at 5:53pm
  • Note that it would be something I always did too in EE2.

    I’d delete default Publish tab and create a new one called ‘Content’ or similar. Clients always had issue with the word Publish as it never seemed related to tab content. They found it more of an ‘action’ word than a ‘label’.

    I’ll create a feature request asking for this functionality to be returned so it can be considered. Is that the best thing to do Derek?

    John Henry Donovan
    04th August, 2016 at 7:03am
  • Consider the feature request made, John Henry, and no promises. wink

    Derek Jones
    04th August, 2016 at 10:04am
  • Great news. Thanks.

    John Henry Donovan
    04th August, 2016 at 10:30am

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