U4-242 - Feature Request: Unable to set the default document type in the document type hierarchy

Created by Sebastiaan Janssen 16 Aug 2012, 06:53:52 Updated by Shannon Deminick 21 Jun 2017, 07:52:13

Currently there seems to be no mechanism for setting a 'default document type' within a document type hierarchy.

For instance - given a "Master" document type, that allows for five different child document types in its structure, you're quite likely to have at least one of those types that will be commonly used. For instance a type called "Content" could represent 95% of the child nodes of the "Master" document type. Currently Umbraco seems to set the default alphabetically which may mean the default document type is actually only for corner cases. This means the user must change the document type each time.

This quickly creates a frustrating user experience.


''Originally created on CodePlex by [danmurley|http://www.codeplex.com/site/users/view/danmurley]'' on 3/30/2010 6:03:20 PM [Codeplex ID: 26632 - Codeplex Votes: 17]

Imported comments

''Comment by [PetrSnobelt|http://www.codeplex.com/site/users/view/PetrSnobelt] on 1/13/2011 11:56:08 AM:'' You can use this trick, until this is implemented: In earlier version (prior to 4.6) you can add space before Document Type Name. In 4.6 you can use "_" but it is visible in frontend :-(

''Comment by [tomnf|http://www.codeplex.com/site/users/view/tomnf] on 11/22/2011 7:47:21 PM:'' FYI, I've released a package that allows you to set default document & media types: http://our.umbraco.org/projects/backoffice-extensions/structure-extensions


Shannon Deminick 21 Jun 2017, 07:52:14

Closing issue due to inactivity - see blog post for details https://umbraco.com/blog/issue-tracker-cleanup/

Priority: Normal

Type: Feature (request)

State: Closed


Difficulty: Normal


Backwards Compatible: True

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