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# Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Umbraco tip of the day –sort your document types

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 7:59:39 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)

I thought I'd share this as it's something I've been thinking about trying for a while. Umbraco is great but sometimes you want the default document selected when creating a page to be one that isn't the alphabetically first one.

To work around this I tend to prefix the important Umbraco document types with a symbol (or you could use 1. etc I guess) but if instead you use a space (" ") before the name of your document type, Umbraco will place it at the top of the list for you.

The nice thing to note here is that they obviously trim the name first so it just appears as "Text Page" rather than " Text Page".

I found this out on our latest site which is just about to go live: www.nhshistopathology.net -check it out and let me know what you think.

Enjoy!

 

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