Hello, I have played with Cobalt section homepage and user's homepage. Also with respective links in "My Menu" and "Personalization". The latter activates the "homepage" link on usernames. I think, I have found a small but important issue with the "ItemID". Or should I say: It lacks an obvious feature/behavior ?!
If Personalization is ON, and there is even a separate J! MenuItem pointing to the user's homepage...
it does not use that ItemID in:
- Section menu -> My Menu -> My homepage
- Section list -> link on username -> See all articles
Both links inherit the ItemID from the regular section list :( Maybe this behavior makes sense for a setup without MenuItem for "User's homepage" and with Personalization OFF.
Idea & suggestion
But in the other case it should respect the NEW ItemID. If not automatically, I would suggest a new Section parameter in tab "Personalization". Similar to the other "target ItemID" parameters... but here I can select a respective "User's homepage" menuItem.
(An optional setting is best, because some use cases or sections may work with the inherited ItemID. Even with Personalization ON)
- This allows different page layouts and module assignment for section list and user's homepage.
i.e. creating a dashboard with records modules, or user related modules with infos, followers etc.
- More space, no more line-breaking of tabs!
i.e. User's homepage menu has many tabs and items. I can display a 100% width menu on user's homepage, and regular section list may have a module sidebar. I can hide unwanted modules to my liking.