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So I stumbled over the request to allow limiting templates to be used only once under every parent page in this thread

and found that this would actually come in handy (also in a site I've built).

The code can be found on github and soon also in the module repo.

After installation, you'll find a new checkbox "Only once per parent" in the family tab when editing a template.

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Hi @BitPoet - love the response time on this :)

Just a oversight I know, but can I make a suggestion that you please change:

$parent->children("template={$template}")->count() > 0;

to:

$parent->count("template={$template}") > 0;

The execution time on a parent with a lot of children is going to be a problem otherwise.

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6 minutes ago, adrian said:

The execution time on a parent with a lot of children is going to be a problem otherwise.

That was my initial thought too, but then I realised that this module by definition applies to situations where there is only zero or one child of that template under a parent. So that selector is at most going to return one page.

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1 minute ago, Robin S said:

That was my initial thought too, but then I realised that this module by definition applies to situations where there is only zero or one child of that template under a parent. So that selector is at most going to return one page.

Right - I guess I was just worried what would happen if someone applied that setting to an existing template on their site accidentally. Maybe unlikely and not a big deal, but is there any reason not to change to my version?

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No reason at all, so 0.1.1 on github already has the change. Thanks for taking a look and pointing it out @adrian

:)

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Hi, I remembered this module and now I needed it in a project. However, it seems that it cannot handle childrens with multiple type of templates. I would like to add 2 children pages per parent, "answer" and "review". When I add one, I cannot add the second one - so if I have added an "answer", I get "No templates allowed for adding new pages here." error when trying to add a "review". The parent template have both templates enabled as children templates.

Here is a quick fix (about line 40), of course please review if needed:

if($template->oncePerParent && count($parent->children("template={$template}")) > 0) {

instead of 

if($template->oncePerParent && $parent->count("template={$template}") > 0) {

 

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+1: this removes the "New" action if there is no room for more children. I haven't tested it thoroughly so may have issues.

Update: this hook doesn't allow to add new child page if all the allowed type of templates are already added. Use only if you need to restrict child pages to the allowed templates and allow no other templates.

        $this->addHookAfter('ProcessPageListActions::getActions', null, function(HookEvent $event) {

            $p = $event->arguments[0];
            $actions = $event->return;
            $numChildrenWithOncePerParent = count($p->children()->find('template.oncePerParent=1')->template());

            if($numChildrenWithOncePerParent > 0 && (count($p->template->childTemplates) <= $numChildrenWithOncePerParent)) {
                unset($actions['new']);
            }

            $event->return = $actions;
        });

 

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