Today, three of Zenbu Studio’s add-ons were updated, two of which with new features.
The more boring of the three updates, but still important. A small maintenance update which fixes a number of issues especially related to EE 2.7+. If you happen to encounter errors (hopefully you won’t!), those are also a bit more verbal now.
The major change for Henshu (a.k.a. Zenbu Edit) is the death of the whitelist. This is a bigger deal than it looks. There is a limitation in the way the native EE Channel Entries API works which forced ALL fieldtypes used in a channel to be whitelisted before being able to use Henshu with that channel. This restriction has been removed in version 0.7. Further, Henshu now precisely updates only the data it needs to update, instead of the old method where ALL data for an entry had to be curated and checked for integrity despite updating a single piece of entry data. In addition to this major improvements, the following features have been added:
In addition to a number of bug fixes, here are the main highlights for the Zenbu update:
Until this version, Zenbu actually sent users to the native EE multi-entry category editor for adding or removing categories to entries. This is now running in-house (except for final submission of changes, which EE still takes care of), and allows the display of extra information for easier category management:
At last Pages URI are displayed, as is, in their own column in Zenbu. They can also be searched on and ordered. Great for managing page-based content!
Display Settings now has a button to temporarily show/hide columns that are set to not be displayed in Zenbu, leaving only columns set to be displayed as visible. Very useful if you need to get rid of visual noise to quickly view your visible fields. It makes shuffling the order of those visible columns around a lot easier as well.
I would also like to take the time to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and Happy Holidays. Thank you for all your support during the year, and please take some time to get some rest. It’s as important as work!
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