Modify the backend screens of a dynamic module

Use this procedure to add or remove fields, and to change the screens, which the module uses in the backend. When you use your dynamic module to create or edit dynamic content items, you land on a page that displays all dynamic items created with this module. You can choose what information is displayed for the items by changing the columns of the list of all items. You can also configure how the form for creating dynamic content items looks like. You can reorder and group fields.

Choose which columns to display on the page of the module

To do this, perform the following:
  1. Click Administration » Module builder.
  2. Click the module whose screen you want to change.
  3. Click Backend screen tweaks.
    For each created content type, you have a section where you can edit its grid and item creation form.
  4.  Click Add / remove columns in the table (grid) of the respective content type.
    Under Existing columns, the system displays all columns that the table, which displays the dynamic content items, currently displays.
    Under Drag columns, the system displays a list of all available columns.
    • To add columns in the grid, drag them from Drag columns pane and drop them under Existing columns.
      Columns that appear inactive are already added, columns that appear active can be dragged under Existing columns.
    • You can delete currently displayed columns by clicking .
      The Title, Actions, and Publication date columns cannot be deleted.
    • You can reorder columns by dragging them.
  5. When you are finished, click Save changes.

Change the form for creating and editing dynamic content items

To do this, perform the following:
  1. Click Administration » Module builder.
  2. Click the module whose screen you want to change.
  3. Click Backend screen tweaks.
    For each created content type, you have a section where you can edit its grid and item creation form.
  4. Click Reorder fields of the respective content type.
    A form displaying all visible fields and section headings appears.
  5. You can reorder the fields of the form, using drag and drop.
  6. You can group field in sections by putting them under a section title.
    • To add a section heading, under Drag between fields… pane on the right of the screen, drag Section title and drop it between the fields. The fields below the Section title become part of the section.
    • You remove a section by clicking .

      NOTE: To remove or hide fields in a form, you need to edit the fields of the content type. For more information, see Edit dynamic content types and their hierarchy

    • To configure how a section is displayed, click Edit link of the section.
      1. If you want to display the title of the section, select Display title and options for expanding / collapsing.
      2. If you do not select the checkbox, the section appears without the title and you cannot expand or collapse it.
      3. In Title, enter the title of the section.
        For example, Advanced.
      4. Select Collapsed by default checkbox, if you want the section to appear collapse with the option to expand it.
      5. Click Save.
  7. When you are finished, click Save changes in the toolbar.
    The form that you have configured will appear when a dynamic content item is created.

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