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  • sonicparke
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    What variable for page control? Link to this post

    I'm trying to use the Page control to bring in the youtube videos from a youtube gallery page. But I can't figure out what variable I need to get the "content"(videos) of the page. I've tried everything that made sense to me & some things that didn't.

    Here's the code

       <% control Page(videos) %>
       <% end_control %>

    I'm just confused on why I can't seem to get this to work. Any help would be super. Thanks.

  • sonicparke
    74 Posts

    Re: What variable for page control? Link to this post

    Nobody knows how to do this? I'm getting desperate here. Any ideas are welcome. Thanks.

  • Willr
    Forum Moderator
    5511 Posts

    Re: What variable for page control? Link to this post

    Have you looked at the YoutubeVideoPage.php file or the code file in the Youtube folder? I have no idea off the top my head what you need to include but it would be in there.

    EDIT: I think you need to do <% control YoutubeVideos %> - this function YoutubeVideos() is the one that returns all the video objects.. Not sure where the info is stored tho.

  • sonicparke
    74 Posts

    Re: What variable for page control? Link to this post

    I'm not sure if maybe we're looking in 2 different modules or what. I have a youtubeservice folder & in the code folder I have YoutubeGallery.php, YoutubeService.php, YoutubeWidget.php.

    I've looked at all of them & YoutubeGallery.php is the one it's using. I've tried all the variables in there & get nothing. So I'm stumped.

    I tried <% control YoutubeVideos %> but still can't get it to work. Here's the code from YoutubeGallery.php.


    class YoutubeGallery extends Page {

    // define your database fields here - for example we have author
    static $db = array(
          "Method" => "Int",
          "User" => "Varchar",
          "Query" => "Varchar",
          "CategoryTag" => "Varchar",
          "Playlist" => "Varchar",
          "PerPage" => "Int",
          "Sortby" => "Varchar"

    static $defaults = array(
          "Method" => 1,
          "PerPage" => 10,
          "Sortby" => 'relevance'

    static $icon = "youtubeservice/images/youtube";

    // add custom fields for this youtube gallery page
    function getCMSFields($cms) {
        Requirements::javascript( 'youtubeservice/javascript/YoutubeGallery_CMS.js' );
    $fields = parent::getCMSFields($cms);
    $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Videos", new DropdownField("Method", "Select ", array(
                '1' => 'Videos containing phrase',
                '2' => 'Videos by Category or Tag',
                '3' => 'Videos uploaded by',
                '4' => 'Favorite videos of',
                '5' => 'Videos from playlist')));
    $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Videos", new TextField("User","Youtube Username"));
    $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Videos", new TextField("Query","Search for"));
    $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Videos", new TextField("CategoryTag", "Category or Tag"));
    $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Videos", new TextField("Playlist", "Playlist ID"));
    $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Videos", new NumericField("MaxResults", "Per Page", 10));
    $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Videos", new DropdownField("Sortby", "Sort by (descending)", array(
                'relevance' => 'Relevance',
                'updated' => 'Most Recent',
                'viewCount' => 'Most Viewed',
                'rating' => 'Most Rated')));
    return $fields;

    function YoutubeVideos(){
          $youtube = new YoutubeService();
          $page = isset($_GET['page'])? $_GET['page']: 1;
          $start_index = (($page-1) * $this->PerPage) + 1 ;
          switch ($this->Method){
             case 1:
                $videos = $youtube->getVideosByQuery($this->Query, $this->PerPage, $start_index, $this->Sortby);
             case 2:
                $videos = $youtube->getVideosByCategoryTag($this->CategoryTag, $this->PerPage, $start_index, $this->Sortby);
             case 3:
                $videos = $youtube->getVideosUploadedByUser($this->User, $this->PerPage, $start_index, $this->Sortby);
             case 4:
                $videos = $youtube->getFavoriteVideosByUser($this->User, $this->PerPage, $start_index, $this->Sortby);
             case 5:
                $videos = $youtube->getPlaylist($this->Playlist, $this->PerPage, $start_index, $this->Sortby);
          $outputHTML = "<div class='mainVideoContainer'><ul class='youtubevideos'>";
          foreach($videos as $video){   
             $duration = round((float)$video->content_duration/60, 2);   
             $video->player_url = str_replace("watch?v=","/v/",$video->player_url);
             $outputHTML .= '<div class="videoItem"><object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="'.$video->player_url.'"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="'.$video->player_url.'" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object><div class="info"><h6>'.$video->title.'</h6><p>'.$video->description.'<br/><strong>Duration : </strong>'.$duration.'</p></div></div>';    
             //$outputHTML .= '<li><div class="still"><a href="'.$video->player_url.'" title="'.htmlentities($video->title).'"><img src="'.$video->thumbnail_url.'" alt="'.htmlentities($video->title).'"/></a></div><div class="info"><h6><a href="'.$video->player_url.'" title="'.htmlentities($video->title).'">'.$video->title.'</a></h6><p>'.$video->description.'<br/><strong>Duration : </strong>'.$duration.'</p></div></li>';
          $outputHTML .= "</ul></div>";

          $outputHTML .= "<div class='pages'><div class='paginator'>";
          $outputHTML .= $youtube->getPages();
       $outputHTML .= "</div><span class='results'>(".$youtube->getTotalVideos()." Videos)</span></div>";
       else {
       $outputHTML .= "<span>Sorry! Gallery doesn't contain any images for this page.</span>";
          return $outputHTML;

    class YoutubeGallery_Controller extends Page_Controller {
       function init() {
    if(Director::fileExists(project() . "/css/YoutubeGallery.css")) {
    Requirements::css(project() . "/css/YoutubeGallery.css");


    function Content(){
             return $this->Content.$this->YoutubeVideos();



  • Willr
    Forum Moderator
    5511 Posts

    Re: What variable for page control? Link to this post

    Does any youtube videos exist?

    If you add Debug::show($this->YoutubeVideos()); in the function init() { } does it output anything

  • sonicparke
    74 Posts

    Re: What variable for page control? Link to this post

    I think I added that in the right place but it didn't output anything.

    I am getting videos though on the main Youtube Gallery page.

    This is part of the issue. I've got it working on one page but I can't get any videos on a second page. Either by making the Home page a Youtube Gallery page or by trying to pull in the content of the videos page. Ultimately I just need to pull in 4-5 videos to the home page. Any ideas on a better way to do it?

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