What happens to removed content blocks?

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What happens to removed content blocks?

Post by mahjong »

Take for instance a page with a several block of content

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{content}
{content name="second block"}
{content name="third block"}


What happens if one of the blocks is removed (second) or renamed (third->fourth) in the template?

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{content}
{content name="fourth block"}


How and when is the data in those removed/renamed blocks gets eliminated in the database? If the data stays indefinitively in the database, then we need some kind of cleanup procedure. A French user suggested the removed blocks should not be hidden and appear in the page editor, with some kind if deletion function.
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Re: What happens to removed content blocks?

Post by Dee »

The content properties are not deleted when an extra block is removed from the template at the moment.
This relates to bug #86: http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/tracker/in ... 6&atid=101
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Re: What happens to removed content blocks?

Post by calguy1000 »

I actually don't think of this as a bug. well, not too much anyways.

people regularly update templates, at least in the initial stages of design.  and if in one instance of editing they remove (or rename) a content block, and then put it back in another, the content isn't lost. 

However, I don't think the feature list is complete, we do need a 'cleanup' utility that will go through and 'cleanup' the content tables and get rid of extraneous, not ever referenced content.

We just haven't got there yet.
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