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can't create a new page type - trying to debug how /db/build works


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20 May 2008 at 5:01pm Community Member, 224 Posts


class Page extends SiteTree {
   static $db = array(
   static $has_one = array(

class Page_Controller extends ContentController {
   function init() {


Copy the main Page.php in mysite/code to a new file named with the same name as your theme file...
Then change the two lines of code
class MyPage extends SiteTree {
class MyPage_Controller extends ContentController {


20 May 2008 at 5:04pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

And you also dont need to call Requirements again if you extend page FTW.


23 August 2008 at 4:36am Community Member, 7 Posts

I think there is some confusion. In the tutorial section there is no instruction to put the HomePage.php, the ArticlePage.php or the ArticleHolder.php files in the mysite/code directory. I had the same problem while going through the tutorial and after about 30 minutes came here to find an answer. I moved the php files to the mysite/code directory and then flushed the db and it worked fine. Is this an error in the tutorial?

I am so far pretty impressed with the extensibility of this cms.


23 August 2008 at 12:11pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Well the tutorials / installation is a bit confusing with 2 folders where they could be but basically the idea is that while you are running through the tutorial you install with the 'tutorial' option hence all your code paths are /tutorial/code/* but if you install with the BlackCandy option then your code paths are /mysite/code/*