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Request: Books page as application home page #615
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Request: Book page as application home page
Request: Books page as application home page
Dec 24, 2017
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Dec 24, 2017
It would be better if a single book can be assigned as the application homepage (before/after loggin in). It would also be beneficial, if we could assign one or more books so that the user can land on them books or direct onto the assigned book (if just one) when he/she logs in.
Example (purely ideas):
@Abijeet the current home page is only useful if you want to go to something you have recently done or that someone else has recently done.
I use BookStack as a private documentation wiki and have a lot of users set up with different access controls to different books, so not all users have access to all books, representing different locations.
However, when people log in, they're presented with a rather unscenic and confusing frontpage with changes and new pages - where it would be easier if they had direct access to the list of books / households they have read access to.
This is why I request the feature to set /books as homepage upon login.
@ssddanbrown, I'd like to take a crack at this.
I've been trying to figure out how to fit this into the current UI and for now this is what I've come up with,
I've tried to merge it with the existing Application Homepage setting but I think its still confusing.
The other option would be to somehow merge it into the current page selector that we have. Maybe at the bottom of the popup.
Note that the popup has a couple of minor quirks that I'll fix along with this merge request.
One more question, should we simply redirect the user to the books/list page or create a new custom template similar to the one we've done for custom page selected as homepage with the same sidebar?
Thanks @Abijeet for having a go at this and sorry for my late reply.
I think merging it in with the entity selector will be more trouble so an extra setting, as your first screenshot, is the best option for now.
I've been thinking about cleaning up the setting UI design recently so when I do that I may alter the implementation to be clearer but as the screenshot is perfectly fine for now.
I would say a new custom template may work better, With the same sidebar content as the existing custom homepage layout but with the 'all books' page main content.