It took four years since the initial release of the bundle, but the admin interface is finally here. So, what took us so long? Well, there are a number of reasons, but the two most prominent ones are the existence of legacy admin interface for eZ Tags in eZ Publish 5 era, which more than enough fulfilled our needs, and an extreme lack of resources to implement the new admin interface in Platform UI in eZ Platform era.
After using the old eZ Publish administration for more than a decade, it seemed that the journey will come to an end. The new eZ Platform UI revolution should have put the old dog out of business by now. That hasn't happened yet, so we gave this old dog a new life in such manner that it could still be used on many projects.
Netgen has implemented and maintained eZ Tags, the taxonomy solution for eZ Publish legacy. Some work was done to support the same feature after the eZ Platform release, at least on the field type level, but a full eZ Platform UI support is still missing. We are now launching a crowdfunding campaign to finish implementing the Tags Bundle and open source it to the community.
Currently, Platform UI is still in its early versions, but it's nearing release. This article deals with integrating custom field types into the new Admin interface. I'm using our TagsBundle as an example.
Today is a special day for Netgen. After a couple of years of development and constant testing, we finally tagged and released the multilanguage variant of eZ Tags (which includes TagsBundle as well as the legacy extension).
Impossible, you say :) After a long year, when we first started development of version 2.0 of eZ Tags, we finally have something to show to the community. We know it shouldn’t have lasted this long, but what can you do... Sometimes a paying job just gets in a way :)
We have just released a new version of eZ Tags extension which brings the version number up to 1.2. This is a second version released since the initial blog post introducing eZ Tags six months ago and we thought it would be a good idea to give an overview of what is new in eZ Tags 1.1 and 1.2.
Since we tagged eZ Tags extension as stable on GitHub few weeks ago, we thought this would be a good time to write something about how to install eZ Tags extension and common usages.
The time has come to inform the eZ community about interesting stuff currently in development in eZ Tags extension and to give a current overview of the project.