Currently it's possible to set a max block value for the collection of block types. However I have a case where it would be great if I could set block type limit.

For example I have a situation where I need a carousel matrix. A block type with assests for the carousel but also a heading and text block type describing the carousel. I want the assets block type to have x amount of repeatable entries but the description and title block type limited to 1.

How would you currently achieve this? Would it be worth requesting adding it to the roadmap?

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Reading your description I see no reason to not use all three fields in a single matrix block. If you need additional control (e.g. for positioning the title), you could add another field to that block that allows you to set your settings (e.g. a dropdown with "Title left" / "Title right" options).

If you really need a per block type limit (now), you could try fork the matrix field as a plugin and add the necessary conditionals to the JS.

  • Thank you. The asset would need a field for title or label as well and maybe one or two more. I'll look into the plugin route.
    – Goldyberg
    Nov 25, 2014 at 15:16
  • You know that you can add Asset Meta Fields to your assets, @Goldyberg?
    – carlcs
    Nov 25, 2014 at 15:20
  • I did not know this, first day of playing around. This might work. Thanks for your help.
    – Goldyberg
    Nov 25, 2014 at 15:30

I just published a plugin called Limit Block Type, which adds the ability to limit Matrix blocks per block type.

There's also a feature request for adding this feature to core.

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