Disable "create new block" for content area

Member since: 2010

We have a content area in a commerce solution which is restricted to NodeContent (i.e. categories) with the intention that the editor can drag/drop categories from the catalog tree. It doesn't make sense to have the "create new block" link in that content area.

Is there any way we can disable "create new block" for a content area?

#90486 Sep 10, 2014 14:49
  • Member since: 2013

    Linus Ekström writes in a comment to his own post here how to do it.

    Just put this in the language file to override the default text:
    <episerver>
    <cms>
    <widget>
    <overlay>
    <blockarea>
    <emptyactions>
    <template>You can drop content here</template>
    </emptyactions>
    </blockarea>
    </overlay>
    </widget>
    </cms>
    </episerver>

    #109815 Oct 15, 2014 13:58
  • Member since: 2010

    Thanks. However this will disable it for all content areas. I would like to be able to disable it per content area. Preferrably through an attribute on the declaration, along the lines of AllowedTypes...

    Something like

    [CultureSpecific]
    [AllowedTypes(typeof(BannerBlock))]
    [AddNewEnabled(false)]
    public virtual ContentArea RollingBannerArea { get; set; }
    

    #109820 Oct 15, 2014 14:37
  • Member since: 2014

    +1! count my voice too

    #114087 Dec 04, 2014 10:40
  • Member since: 2002

    Hi!

    We are currently working on fixing the known issues for the AllowedTypes pattern and will try to include this functionality as the same time. So if you are lucky you get a nice christmas present :).

    #114090 Dec 04, 2014 11:07
  • Hi,

    Did the ability to disable the "Create new" and only allow drag and drop of existing blocks get added as suggested above?  I have exactly the same requirement here.

    Thanks

    Gary

    #148088 May 03, 2016 15:51
  • Hi Gary,

    I don't think that it's a built in functionality in EPi9, but tt's not difficult to implement.

    Here is a detailed description:

    https://gregwiechec.com/2016/05/how-to-disable-creating-new-blocks-in-content-area/

    #148608 May 18, 2016 10:22