Because plugins have a direct relationship to their placeholders, I would
rather not move these automatically every time the user changes a page's
This can cause sync problems, as well as other data corruptions.
That said, when a template changes, the placeholders that are no longer in
the template still remain in the database, the cms does not delete them (by
We can leverage this to create an "archived" placeholders section in
structure mode which can be enabled/disabled (to avoid showing them all the
time), and all this would do is fetch the placeholders
from the database instead of from the template, then just render the
structure markup for the ones that are in db but not present in template.
This would be a separate feature
On Monday, August 7, 2017 at 2:39:45 PM UTC-4, czpython wrote:
> django-cms 3.4.4
>> Plugins will often be lost or left behind when a page's template is
>> changed, where the placeholder names are different or there are different
>> placeholders. There's no way to see plugins that are 'in the trash can' as
>> it where.
>> The work around currently is to change a page back to it's original
>> template, cut the plugin, change the page to the new template and paste it
>> in. Of course this isn't create user interface design.
>> A way to solve this (and maybe even #4512
>> <https://github.com/divio/django-cms/issues/4512>) is to have a Trash
>> can placeholder, a bit like the clipboard placeholder, but it holds ANY
>> plugin which doesn't have a valid placeholder for the currently page
>> template. This means migrating sites to new templates would be possible and
>> hiding plugins would be simply a matter of parking them in the trash can.
>> If the divio devs like the idea, but don't have time, I can code a patch.
>> But a positive opinion would be useful before I do any work.
> Taken from https://github.com/divio/django-cms/issues/6036
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