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Customizing what you see in the List module

Customizing the List module list.

You can customize what you see in the list for both pages and content by adding fields to the columns listed.  A field is the way that Typo3 stores the information about your page or content element as well as the content itself.  So for example the actual content (what you put into the Rich Text editor) is stored in the "Text" field.  While "To Top" (covered here) is stored in it's own field.

Setting fields - finding them - Pages

Lets say that you want to see the Start/Stop date for all the subpages to the currently highlighted page or you need to change the Start/Stop date on several of the subpages to the currently highlighted page (for a special event perhaps), but you don't want to have to wade through all the properties of all the pages you need to change.  

You can do that.

So let's say you have a number of pages that you want to show up on December 24, 2009 and to disappear on January 4th.

In the List module, click the parent page in the page tree so the subpages you want to show/hide are listed in the workarea.  You will then need to go to the table view of the list module.  You will need to do this even if you only have a few pages as there are features on the next screen we'll use.  To do this either click the small + next to page (x) (x= the number of subpages you have for that parent page) or simply click the word page(x).

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The expanded view will give you a textarea with fields that you can add to the columns in your list after each page.

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To top

Adding the page property fields

You will need to add the fields you wish to see or edit.  In our example you need to edit the start and stop dates of each of the pages you want to display on December 24th.  So find those two fields in the "Set Fields" text area, highlight them.  You can highlight multiple fields by holding down the control key and left clicking the name (On a Mac it would be the command key and clicking).  

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Once you've selected the fields you wish to add (pagetitle is always selected) click "Set Fields".  The fields will show up as list column headers with pencils next to them.  If there is no data in the columns than that field is currently empty.  If the content of a particular field is quite long, Typo3 will only show a portion of it.

Setting fields - Content

First you will need to add the field(s) you wish to edit into the columns of the list to the right side of all the action icons.  To do this you'll need to display only the pagecontent area and not both the pagecontent and the subpages to the current page.  To do this either click the small + next to Pagecontent(x) (x= the number of elements) or the actual work "Pagecontent".  

You'll get essentially the same list but with a few added tools.  You'll see some pencils above the added columns and above "Header" and even next to header.  You'll also see a long textarea with a list of fields in it.  This textarea is where you will choose what you are going to edit.  The most common one would be "Text" but you can choose any you wish.

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Note: There are several fields at the end of the list enclosed in brackets ([]).  These fields cannot be edited, but can be displayed in your field list.  Also if you choose [_CONTROL_], this will place your icons at the end of the list columns.  You may have to scroll right to find them. 


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