Just popping in
Posted on: 2012/1/2 16:07
I will probably revert back to a version of Xoops that doesn't use tricks over productivity.
It's pretty buggy. When you select an item from the page menu, only the system blocks are shown within the modules menu. This means if I want to place a block there from a non system module, I cannot select it.
When you drag and drop an item, you move it, in reality we should dragging a copy of its self... This means, If I wish the same block to be shown on other pages, I still have to go into the edit properties and change it.... This means more steps taking up more of my time.
You just need to go to the first drop-down menu on the left and select the module you're interested in.
In the picture below, I've selected the "Forums" module, and only blocks related to that module are shown. This helps us to avoid clutter:
The behavior is the same as in 2.4.x, where you were using the top "drop-down" menus to control which blocks are visible.
With the new module GUI (see below):
each module has a direct link to its blocks, which makes it easier for the user, as only blocks related to the module will show up.
Personally, I seldom have the need to modify the blocks in bulk