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Allow Editor to Choose Collection For Display

Hello - I have some Collections made, groups of items to display in a grid. I want the editor to be able to choose from the existing group of Collections - but not to add it to the page to edit (like in the Page Options) but to choose, preferably a group of checkboxes, which collection they want to add to the page. One or more.

This would allow them to choose one or a bunch of groups of items to add to the page, and the Collections themselves can be updated and reorder from the one Collection location.

So how do I give the editor this option in the page template?

Leigh C

Leigh C 0 points

  • 5 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

You'd need to create a field type. Do you have the capability in house to do that?

Leigh C

Leigh C 0 points

Not sure what you mean. How can I create a field type?

Is there a field type that can be created to list all collections in a select or checkbox layout? I don't see it here, but this could be SUPER useful in many ways throughout my sites:

PS. I'm not an API developer, so I don't have the resources to custom create a field type from scratch. Looking for a quicker way to reuse groups of items across my site and this would be perfect.

Rachel Andrew

Rachel Andrew 394 points
Perch Support

Field Type documentation is here

They are reasonably straightforward to create with some PHP knowledge.