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Umbraco - Control the position of the Child Items tab in the content view

Hey Peeps,

So today I was annoyed with the "Child Items" tab when a content item had enable list view selected. Its great if the document type doesn't have any other properties or tabs. In my case it did. The issue I was having is the the "Child Items" tab is ordered first and takes the users focus away from the most important fields that need filling out. Basically the default setup created a bad user experience.

I wondered if there was a way to order this and push the "Child Items" tab to the back.

I Googled around and found a few links but all seems to be achieving this with some hacks.

https://our.umbraco.com/forum/umbraco-7/using-umbraco-7/53575-Can-we-control-the-position-of-the-Child-Items-tab-in-the-content-view

 

I thought there had to be a better was so I persevered a little longer and figured out how to do this. I'm guessing that since this question was asked on the Umbraco forum it has been added to code and now possible. 

So here is how to do it...

1. Instead of simple enabling the list view this time create a custom list view. You will find some extra options in there.

2. Fill in the fields tab name and tab number fields. I recommend setting the order number to be something like 100 so it always sits at the back.

Change Umbraco Tab Names

3. Save the list view. Now when you go check it out you will see the order has changed.

Child Items Tab

The only drawback is the info tab will always come last. I think we are all used to that now though.

 

 

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David Armitage

Umbraco Community Builder | .Net MVC Developer | Umbraco Certified Master | Recruitment Professional

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