Multi Edit Interface

This is the first in what I hope is at least a weekly series of short, quick and dirty feature-specific EE screencasts.  This one is somewhat of a test run for using Jing—so let me know if you have any issues or feedback. In this installment I show the multi-entry editor in ExpressionEngine where you can select multiple entries from the Edit tab and then edit certain aspects of them all from one screen.  Note that you can show the screencast full-screen by clicking the button in the lower right corner.

 



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Picture of Ben Carlson

by Ben Carlson

Date: Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Comment: #1

Hrm, yeah, I hadn’t ever really used that either. Always saw it down there, never tried it. Thanks for the screencast, Mike. Hope to see more, and look forward to them!

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by Tim Mayes

Date: Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Comment: #2

Mike, this is fantastic. I could have used this last week, but I had no idea that it existed. Excellent job on the screencast.

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by Richard Angstmann

Date: Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Comment: #3

Thanks for sharing the tip Mike… video looked fine, sound a little fuzzy.

I’d like a show of hands - who actually knew that this feature was available until this last week or so! :)

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by ramonekalsaw

Date: Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Comment: #4

Short screencasts are a great addition to the Train-ee tool box. I did stumble upon this feature a while back, used it a time or two, but forgot about it ... and I’m glad you brought it back to my attention because I need it now for the ‘sort re-ordering’ scenario you mentioned. Keep up the good work!

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by Sean

Date: Friday, March 27th, 2009
Comment: #5

Mike,

This video player doesn’t allow you to change the volume. It’s either on or mute no inbetween.

Richard I knew about the feature, but didn’t see a use for it (thus hadn’t used it). With this screencast I can see a potential use for it, but not for any of my current clients.

Mike Boyink

by Mike Boyink (Author)

Date: Friday, March 27th, 2009
Comment: #6

Eh - how many volume controls you need? I have five just playing music…;)

I’m looking at an upgrade which will allow the videos to be posted to Vimeo - and I’m hoping the audio quality will improve going that route as well.

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by Martin Luff

Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Comment: #7

Thanks for sharing Mike, Jing seemed clear enough for what you’re showing. Like ramonekalsaw, I used this a while back and then kind of forgot all about it… so a timely reminder of how useful this can be.

Strange how you can imagine someone will sound like simply by looking at their photo - and then of course they don’t actually sound like that at all ;-)

Kind regards…

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by kodegeek

Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Comment: #8

can i add custom fields, categories, tags to multi entry edit page? if yes, how?

Mike Boyink

by Mike Boyink (Author)

Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Comment: #9

Nope

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by Brad Morse

Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2009
Comment: #10

I enjoy the “Quick n Dirty Screencasts” - keep it up!

I use this feature daily on a pug adoption site I built. Each pug is entered as it’s own entry. I use custom status fields to show if a pug is available to adopt, adopted, hospice, etc. Each status directs the entry to a custom page template. So one quick change of the status, moves the entry (and pug) to another section and page on the site. Love this feature.

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