A visual editor for blueprints, which would administrate all the yaml settings for you.
This would really help speed up kirby dev, I always mess up the yml indentation and live in the field docs.
A visual editor which shows all possibilities, depending on the fieldtype, would really speed up the whole building-process for new websites. For now, i always have to switch between searching the docs, editing the blueprint and reload the panel.
It would also be interesting to edit blueprints from within the actual page view. Like changing field order in the panel directly.
Oh, my, goodness, yes please. I would love this. I dislike editing YAML or trying to remember how to structure blueprints or what options are available for each field/structure/extends/defaults/templates/etc., etc. This is an awesome idea.
The concept of coding up the blueprints is a plus in my book. I found that a visual builder gets very clicky (e.g. lots of click, inputs, selects, clicks… ) Ever use Processwire? Coding those blueprints does require some referencing from time to time, but it’s very fast and efficient (plus ditches any bloat required to make that process visual).
@Chris I guess this will not change, you can still edit manually.
@Chris I’ve used processwire and statamic and both offer a very helpful visual interface for creating blueprints - i really like them!
I need it!!!
This seems like a bad idea. The blueprints are perfect just as they are and seems like a massive undertaking for not much added benefit.
This seems like a really great idea. Especially for people who only use kirby every so often and don’t know the system by heart, so then need to have the docs open for reference, just to set up some fields. Using something like Craft CMS is a heaps better experience in this regard (for me). How would it be a waste of time/resources if the feature made certain users much happier? Happy users choose kirby more often for client projects = benefit?
@Maxwell Hibbert I totally agree! The UX is much better using systems like Craft CMS or Statamic. Especially when each webdeveloper can choose between writing biueprints by hand or using a GUI. This feature makes kirby very interesting, especially for new users, as even complex construction plans can be implemented more quickly. I love the idea from @Bastian 👍
Oh man, I would love to see this happen! If many users are like me and spend a lot of time struggling to identify subtle issues with YAML structure and indentation, it would seem to be a good use of development time to make creating and editing blueprints more intuitive.
The main reason, we still use WordPress in our Agency is the missing GUI for Blueprints. I think it’s to unconvenient to write blueprints by hand - in WP we have ACF for this purpose and its cleaner and faster.
Make it happen to bring lazy developers on board :-)
As a beginner I could really use:
a way to keep my indentations syntax-correct
(now: if there is an error I never know if there is a wrong indentation or a wrong parameter)
a list of all possible settings/parameters in a specific situation
(so I learn new parameters, AND have a way to check that the parameters I think should work here but do not work here.)
error checking possiblity of the bueprint with suggestions to fix
Fascinating, would love to see an approach to this.