Comment to 'Magic'
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  • Consider that... all sorts of service calls can be used - specific posts, forms, browsing results, profile cards, join form, etc. 

    Then think of how it could be used while building pages in Studio - not just replying on available builder blocks and settings, but simply creating an empty page with custom block and throwing together any combination of these macros, text, layout, etc. Say, a page like a footer-less, header-less login page with centred login form can be made in a minute and no need for special settings in the builder!

    Or, say, adding a few cards of team members profile into the About page, regardless of whether they share specific membership, featured status, or anything that we may have built a block for. Just add any IDs and it will render cards.

    Or, say, a Documentaton page, linking to various specific posts, discussions, articles, not with static text links that you have to update if anything changes but with embedded cards that update if posts are edited.

    If we take it far enough you could build entirely custom pages with unique combinations of functional elements.

    Some of these macros could be available for site members, not just admins - so they could serve as internal embeds, "attached" posts/media/etc. Say, I post some  videos to Videos module, and then create a blog post with a few of those video cards inserted within my post. 

    Or, I could write an announcement, and encourage people to create new discussions when they have question, and actually embed a "Create Discussion" form into my post. 

    Endless possibilities.

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    • That is quite promising at least for my particular use case as I have spent many many nights trying to force a solution in which I wish to extend the functionality of my site, in a consistent UX whether web or native, that is outside of the modules that are currently available from UNA or Third parties and not possessing the time or likely skill necessary to build my own custom modules, I feel like PWA's filled that gap for me but over the many many nights its just been a pile of failure from UX to expected functionality in part because of the current limitations.  

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      • Magic is the right word indeed. I welcome all these good ideas, however tell me that you do not intend to integrate it in v11? Because I think what Will wants to say is that we look forward to it and that already in the state it seems quite heavy. Maybe you should clarify what is the program, for now it's a bit rough in my head, especially since you also talked about JotReact and as we said before, we also like to hold our informed members about the future. Not very clear for now ...

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        • Magic is the right word indeed. I welcome all these good ideas, however tell me that you do not intend to integrate it in v11? Because I think what Will wants to say is that we look forward to it and that already in the state it seems quite heavy. Maybe you should clarify what is the program, for now it's a bit rough in my head, especially since you also talked about JotReact and as we said before, we also like to hold our informed members about the future. Not very clear for now ...

          Correct, it's all good with new ideas, but I guess it is what it is. Who knows.

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