I am sure many of you faced the similar problem - My Episerver does have a news section with a large number of nodes. I was wondering what would be the best way to organize content tree. I came up with some sort of virtual node with custom dojo component that allows searching / browsing the child nodes. It is not an ideal solution as it does not allow the tree to be browsed, and as a consequence I can't drag and drop pages to content areas around the site.
Have any of you faced the similar problem? If so, how did you go about it?
Create some sub folders to group them, normally by date or alphabetically. Makes it easier for editors to find them. Turn on archiving to get rid of old stuff. Joel has a tool called power slicing too for this problem. You normally hide those folders from displaying in menu.
I added this as a feature request a while back as well
Using the archive function is no recommended, since the pages will get a new URL then.
...or use SEO manager that takes care of that with an automatic 301 :)
But true that. I've never used the archiving function personally but I know some do.
Thank you for your comments.
Powerslice seems like the way to go - is it possible to run it without Episerver Find?
Haven't checked but since the same Joel also created Find I would guess...nope :)
Not sure how actively it's being developed either so I would check that first. Joel is a busy man these days :)
I would probably go for a more manual solution myself to be able to upgrade it easily.
Powerslice is "supported" by EPiServer nowadays, so it's up to date, and I guess it will be in the future as well.
Sweet! Best option of you have find then.
I just ustilisited content events to create container pages (year/month) for the news articles. Not the best solution, but quite cost effective.
If you don't have find then that is the best solution I think yes Maciej. I also solved it that way the times I needed it for news...works well and is easy to maintain and debug of needed. A new component that needs upgrades etc for a few hours of pretty fun coding? Naaah :)