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Is there a way to pre-populate the 'New Entry' form in the back end?

The context here is a calendar where you can click on a day and see a list of events and have a "New Event" button. The "New Event" button should ideally open the CMS backend and pre populate the event date (and some other fields).

We've chosen not to build a a whole new form because the events are quite complex, containing more than one matrix and assets, and it'll only be admins creating events (they don't need all the glitz).

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You can have placeholders and default values, but I guess that won't be enough for you.

You could create a plugin that injects some javascript into the new entry page that executes an AJAX call and fills these fields in.

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