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  • shellsuper
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    Hi there,

    I just learn a bit about SS 3.1 and blog module. I have 2 questions at the moment:
    1. I am developing some kind of online learning website which provides several courses (e.g. math, chemistry, etc). Therefore, I made each course to have its own blog module. At this moment I want to add one image as a banner for each course and it is embedded in blogHolder. I added the code on the blog/code/BolgHolder.php like this:

    class BlogHolder extends BlogTree implements PermissionProvider {
       static $has_one = array(
          'Owner' => 'Member',
          'Photo' => 'Image',

       function getCMSFields() {
          $blogOwners = $this->blogOwners();

          $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
          //sets the ID and Name Map for Blog Ownership
          $owners = new DropdownField('OwnerID', 'Blog owner', $blogOwners->map('ID', 'Name')->toArray());

          $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Main', new CheckboxField('TrackBacksEnabled', 'Enable TrackBacks'), "Content");
          $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Main', $owners, "Content");
          $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Main', new CheckboxField('AllowCustomAuthors', 'Allow non-admins to have a custom author field'), "Content");
          $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new CheckboxField("ShowFullEntry", "Show Full Entry"), "Content");
          $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Images", new UploadField('Photo'));

          $this->extend('updateCMSFields', $fields);

          return $fields;

    Although it works like the way I want it, is it the right way to do it? I hacked in into the code instead of creating a new Holder page.

    2. How do I get the content & image from the BlogHolder (not the BlogEntry) so it can be shown on the HomePage?

    Thank you

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