Configure the CMS Folder Listing Page Size - BloomReach Experience - Open Source CMS

This article covers a Hippo CMS version 10. There's an updated version available that covers our most recent release.

31-12-2015

Configure the CMS Folder Listing Page Size

Introduction

Goal

Configure the page size of the CMS folder listing in order to optimize UI performance and user experience.

Background

The CMS authoring application's content perspective displays the contents of a folder as a paged list. The default number of items per page is quite high (500), possibly causing longer load times and more mouse scrolling by the user in case of large numbers of items in one folder. Lowering the number of items per page can improve UI responsiveness and user experience.

Please note that for performance reasons it is not recommended in the first place to have more than 100 items (document, folders) within one folder. It is better to use folder hierarchy to limit the number of items per folder. See How to structure your content for more information.

Configuration

There are two configuration properties that control the folder listing page navigation:

Property Description Default Value
list.page.size Determines the number of items per page. 500
list.view.size Determines the number of pages displayed as direct links in the page navigation (in addition to the "previous" and "next" links). 3

The above two properties can be configured using the Console on the following nodes (each representing a folder type):

  • /hippo:configuration/hippo:frontend/cms/cms-folder-views/hippostd:folder
  • /hippo:configuration/hippo:frontend/cms/cms-folder-views/hippostd:directory
  • /hippo:configuration/hippo:frontend/cms/cms-folder-views/hippogallery:stdImageGallery
  • /hippo:configuration/hippo:frontend/cms/cms-folder-views/hippogallery:stdAssetGallery
  • /hippo:configuration/hippo:frontend/cms/cms-folder-views/urlrewriter:ruleset
  • /hippo:configuration/hippo:frontend/cms/cms-folder-views/hippo:facetsearch
  • /hippo:configuration/hippo:frontend/cms/cms-folder-views/hipposys:facetsubsearch
  • /hippo:configuration/hippo:frontend/cms/cms-folder-views/hippo:facetselect

Recommended Values

If your CMS shows degraded UI performance as a result of large numbers of items per folder, try the following values on all the above nodes:

  • list.page.size = 50
  • list.view.size = 10
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