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Content History

Content History

6 years 9 months ago #33 by Ioannis

Hello,
I wonder if you have any plans to include the content history (introduced in J3.2) feature and if yes, can you define a date?
Thanks in advance

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6 years 9 months ago #37 by Andres Maeso

Hello Ioannis

I've made a quick search and looks like implementing version control to components will be a big task. Even K2 or easyblog haven't implemented it yet. We will keep researching how to do it, but we can't really estimate a date.

We are always on the lookout for Joomla updates, but please, feel free to provide with any information on version control for third part components you may find.


Andrés Maeso
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6 years 9 months ago - 6 years 9 months ago #38 by Ioannis

Hi Andres,
I don't think it's that hard.
Take a look at this: docs.joomla.org/Using_Content_History_in_your_Component
You have to "loop" through the tables and create the sql statement so as to insert new record(s) to #__content_types table. That's it. The rest are taking care by Joomla.

The best example of content history usage is of course "com_content". K2 or easyblog or other well known components cannot adapt so quick to new changes (I can understand that) so they cannot be taken as "best practice".

Also, I know that is hard for you to incorporate every new Joomla feature, so consider my thoughts only as suggestion for future work. Component Creator is already #1.
Keep up the good work.

Best
--Ioannis

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6 years 9 months ago #39 by Ioannis

To conclude my thoughts...
I wouldn't expect for example to support (at this stage) the new MVC (like e.g. com_config does)

:)

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6 years 9 months ago #40 by Andres Maeso

Thanks Ioannis! It's definitively a feature we would love to have. We will think about the best way of doing it.
More requests will help to rush it!


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6 years 2 months ago #532 by Randy Carey

I want to cast my vote for content history.  I think most clients have some expectation that they can revert back to previous settings/content, and I want to meet those reasonable expectations.

Using the same documentation that was referenced, I have integrated this feature into a component generated here.  I think it took me less than an hour my first time around (to test and get it right), so when I feel content history is important for the client, I will add it.   But there are several little repetitive details for one to do this manually - most which I wish I could have automated. The main thing that I would want to declare is which fields should be maintained as history and how many versions to keep. To be realistic, I do see that adding more complexity to the interface for Component Creator, so perhaps those details are hidden unless we toggle on that we want content history.

I do realize that this is not a simple feature to add. But I also feel it is an important capability that Joomla has recently offered.

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