Feature #325

Add folder hierarchies to Group Documents plugin

Added by Matt Gold over 11 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

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A request from a member:

"It'd be great to be able to create folders for different documents archived on the site so that different committees can have their own folders, with internal hierarchies of folders, rather like one gets when saving a doc on a computer. Can you guys change the docs section so that this is possible. The temporal archiving isn't all that useful for archiving a lot of different documents."

This is actually the second request we've had for this functionality; I think it's particularly important for what I'd call "power groups," and those are the kinds of groups we want to be sure to support. I realize that this will take some real coding and UX work but I think it's worth it; how hard would it be to implement something like this?


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges over 11 years ago

  • Target version set to Future release

I'll do some investigation and let you know.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold over 11 years ago

I'd like to bump this one up in priority just a bit, since one of our groups is agitating for this functionality. Can you look into seeing whether it would be feasible to add this to our 1.1 release?

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges over 11 years ago

It'll be a pretty big job, and will probably push back 1.1 by at least a week or two. There's a lot to worry about in terms of UI and backward compatibility.

Is there a reason why the existing Category functionality won't work for your purposes?

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Future release to 1.3

This will be done by creating a folder-like skin for categories.

#5 Updated by Matt Gold almost 11 years ago

Perfect. Thanks.

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges over 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Reporter Feedback

In and some related commits, I have overhauled the Files categories UI to look folderish. Please pull the latest master and have a look.

#7 Updated by Matt Gold over 10 years ago

Will try to get to this soon.

#8 Updated by Matt Gold over 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Resolved

Finally got Git reinstalled and had a chance to look at this. Nice work! I think we should move forward with it. Then we'll see whether this is enough to satisfy those calling for this functionality. Many thanks for your work on this.

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