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Sandbox Widget


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Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

1 March 2008 at 7:16pm

I have released the first version of my sandbox widget.

The widget allows you to install any [url=]theme[/url] or [url=]widget[/url] available from SilverStripe. You can change widget settings while testing it.

Once you have finished testing the theme/widget, you can choose to keep it or delete it.

Available [url=]here[/url]


Community Member, 2 Posts

19 September 2008 at 2:02pm


Thank you for this very useful widget - if only it would work. ;-)

I have 65 themes installed and I can bring them up no problem by changing the code in /mysite/_config.php.

However, the widget only shows an arbitrary selection of 19 - many of which have a slightly different name. For example in the selection list a theme 'Ablaze2' shows, for which no subdirectory exists; there is only an 'Ablaze3'.

And when I chose any of the proposed themes, I just get redirected to the Silverstripe version of the 404 error page (Error The website server has not been able to respond to your request.)

You can have a look at it all on [url=]on my test site[/url]

There is either something wrong about this widget or some assumptions about the installs of wither the widget or the themes are made, which are not documented. Am I doing soimething wrong, or the widget? Please advise.




Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

19 September 2008 at 4:31pm

1) The widget only installs themes. It doesn't let you switch between ones you've already downloaded. Also, it'll only display themes you haven't installed.

2) Can you enable [url=]dev mode[/url], and then get the actual error message, and post it?