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13.4 Sorting, editing and changing order with List view

Normally you will use the List view for working with content in folders of your page tree. But there are other areas of use for the List view as well. For example it enables you to perform actions like search, move, edit multiple elements on a page or edit the page settings of multiple subpages. Below you will find instructions on how to sort information using List view, edit multiple elements and also how to change the order of records in the List view. (13.4.1)

Selecting the List view, while on a regular page, allows you to see subpages and content elements of that page. At the top of each section there is a header to let you know what type of content it is (1). Each section has a top bar containing the 'Create new' function and headers of the content fields (2). You can also see each page/element listed and icons to handle them (3). These particular fields will have a larger roll in this tutorial.

The three check-boxes below these fields are explained further in other sections; 'Extended view' (4), 'Show clipboard' (5) and 'Localization view' (6). 'Extended view' gives you access to more editing icons located on the right hand side of every record. 'Show clipboard' presents the clipboard features, allowing you to move and delete multiple object, of which you can read more about in chapter 3.6 Clipboard function. Finally the 'Localization view' checkbox, allows you to view translations for records located in Folders, if you are using the Language layers in TYPO3. (13.4.2)

By clicking the section title, in this case the 'Page Content' section, you will only see records for that specific section (and record type) and it enables the option to sort each columns fields.

Below the listing you will see a section where you can select which fields to display, for example if you wish to see what images are connected to the content elements or the positioning of the images. Select the prefered fields by checking the checkboxes and then set them by clicking 'Set fields' (13.4.3).

The selected fields will be displayed in columns on the right hand side in the listing. By clicking the column title, you can sort the information in ascending or decending order. The pen icon next to the column title, allows you to edit that field for all elements on the page (see more in next section). You can also use this information for exporting (13.4.4).

By clicking the section title, in this case the 'Page Content' section, you will only see records for that specific section (and record type) and it enables the option to edit each columns fields.

Below the listing you will see a section where you can select which fields to display, for example if you wish to edit images for all the content elements on the page or change the positioning of the images. Select the prefered fields by checking the checkboxes and then set them by clicking 'Set fields' (13.4.3).

The pen icon, next to the title above each column, is for editing that particular field for all elements on that page. This is useful for editing content visibility or image sizes etc. for multiple content at the same time. If you wish to sort the order of the contents, by ascending or decending order, click the column title. (13.4.5)

The example below shows how you can edit the image position for all elements on that page. In this case you could set the position for the images in all element, at the same time. The title for each element is displayed (1) and the selected field (2). After editing, simply save (3). (13.4.6)

NOTE! This is not an optimal function to use for pages/folders with an extensive number of records (like a product database). Loading the field for 200+ content elements can put a strain on the system. So mainly use this for regular pages.

By clicking the section title, in this case the 'Page Content' section, you will only see records for that specific section (and record type) and it enables the option to change the order of records in the list. Make sure that the 'Extended view'-checkbox is checked bellow the listing. (13.4.3).

The sorting function is utilized by arrow icons. Depending on the type of record (page, content elements etc) there will be different ways of sorting. For example; page sorting will allow you to move the pages up and down in the list, but also move out or into pages to parent or subpage level (13.4.7). Content elements will only have the options to move up and down (13.4.8).

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