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Subsites - hack to filter page types by site




20 April 2010 at 12:27am Community Member, 12 Posts

I had to add a simple filtering by site type id (without this it will be a mess with 2 or 3 websites on one ss). It's not perfect but maybe someone will find it useful or will polish it further... This is how I did it.

1. subsites/javascript/LeftAndMain_Subsite.js

Modify onchange with the following code:

onchange: function() {
         if($('Form_AddPageOptionsForm_SubsiteID')) {
            $('Form_AddPageOptionsForm_SubsiteID').value = this.value;
         var subsiteID = this.value;
             url: SiteTreeHandlers.controller_url + '/changesubsite?SubsiteID=' + this.value + '&ajax=1',
             success: function(sitetree_res) {
                      url: SiteTreeHandlers.controller_url + '/AddPageOptionsForm&subsiteID='+subsiteID+'&ajax=1',
                      success: function(responseText) {
                           // Modify form with ajax response (we take only options, the reset remains unchanged)
                           var cur = jQuery('#Form_AddPageOptionsForm').attr('id','Form_AddPageOptionsForm_Temp');
                           var cur_inner = jQuery('#Form_AddPageOptionsForm_PageType').attr('id','Form_AddPageOptionsForm_PageType_Temp');
                           var mod = jQuery('<div style="display:none">'+responseText+'</div>').insertAfter("#Form_AddPageOptionsForm_Temp");
                           var mod_inner = jQuery("#Form_AddPageOptionsForm_PageType").html();                                                      
                           // Fix for CMSMainLeft
                           addpageclass.prototype.originalValues.length = 0;                           
                           jQuery("#Form_AddPageOptionsForm_PageType option").each(function(){   
                                 'value': jQuery(this).val(),
                                 'label': jQuery(this).html()
                           if ($('sitetree')) {
                              $('sitetree').innerHTML = sitetree_res;

2. cms/code/CMSMain.php

Modify AddPageOptionsForm() with the following code at the end:

      $out = new Form($this, "AddPageOptionsForm", $fields, $actions);
      if(Director::is_ajax() || $_GET["ajaxDebug"])

3. sapphire/core/SiteTree.php

In page_type_classes() at the following code:

         $current_subsite_id = Session::get('SubsiteID');
         $parent_subsite_id = $instance->stat('parent_subsite_id');
         if(isset($current_subsite_id) && isset($parent_subsite_id) && $parent_subsite_id != $current_subsite_id) {
            $kill_ancestors[] = $class;   


         if($ancestor_to_hide = $instance->stat('hide_ancestor')) {
            // note for killing later
            $kill_ancestors[] = $ancestor_to_hide;

4. In all Pages where you want to limit page visibility to just one subsite add the following code to your class:

public static $parent_subsite_id = YOUR_SUBSITE_ID; //your main site has "0" id

Without parent_subsite_id your page will be visible for all subsites

I tested this hack on SS2.4rc1 and it worked for: Create Page, Behavior tab and even with allowed_children set up.
It's not perfect solution but I had to make it quickly since we I need to add a few subsites very soon and I have to move on to other tasks.