I was trying to impress a friend with Neos, but then he showed me an easy- to-use beginner-friendly Plugin for TYPO3: TYPO3 Extension ‘Mask’ (mask)
This allows to super! easily to create content node via a GUI. And I must say, even if it wouldn’t be of use for complex ideas, it certainly is a good start (for beginners).
A few years ago I installed the Neos demo site. But to me, it was all way to complex (at that time - now I see how easy Neos lets you configure/create stuff (Thanks!!!))
If I had a way of creating nodes like with ‘Mask’ back then I wouldn’t probably get scared of that fast.
The ‘Basic Idea’ would be:
- the semi advanced user stays in the Neos Backend.
- in the Neos backend you go to the Drawer → Management → 'Node Creation’
- then you can pick a name, icon and co
- then you can add via a GUI editor properties like Inline Editing and Checkboxes / Content collection … and all other integrated Neos properties.
- then you can ‘build’ this node via one click.
- a .yaml should be generated with the set properties and co
- a new .fusion should be created which renders all the specified properties (of course without any logic … just plain as HTML, so you can see the properties working)
- redirect to a .fusion editor in the Neos backend to edit the output and implement style and so on.
I don’t know if there is such or similar functionality/ plugin out there - or if this would be useful at all for the current / targeted user base - but I wanted to share my thoughts.
What do you think?