One of the things I would love to see improve in v4 is how the Collection item URLs are managed. At the moment, we can only configure the search result/view page URL via the control panel. So apart from the search results template, we need to manage the URLs ourselves.
One option would be to manually add it for each <a></a> link.
A single template may have the link in multiple places. A single item may be output by different templates in different contexts. So this option is not very practical. If you need to make a change, you'd have to change them all.
Another option would be to use template includes:
This means we can manage the URL from a single template content/team/item_url.html. However, if we need to output that URL from inside a pair tag (categories, repeater, etc), we run into a scoping issue and we'd have to create another template content/team/item_url_scoped.html. This means we'd need to manage the URL in 2 templates and via the control panel for search results / view page URL.
To overcome the scoping issue, we can use the each option to add the URL:
However, we can't (easily) do this for related items inside perch:related tags.
My point is, Runway does not really help with managing the URLs of Collection items. In comparison the Blog app lets you configure the post URL and makes it available to you in all contexts. So I think it would be great if the URL option in the control panel (or not) is made available in all contexts.
The other thing I would love to see regarding the Collection item URLs is make the configuration more flexible. At the moment (for the search result/view page URL) we are very limited to what we can do. We can't format dates or use categories/relationships as far as I'm aware. Would it be possible to make the URL generation via a Perch template instead? This would give us a lot of flexibility: