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Adding a custom tab into CMS


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F4LLEN

Community Member, 4 Posts

12 March 2008 at 10:46am

Edited: 12/03/2008 10:47am

I sware this should be easier than it looks, i simply cannot find how to do this? ive looked through the forums, all the documentation, please tell me im blind.

How do you add a custom tab into the CMS with a content area the same as the first tab?

Cheers

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saimo

Community Member, 67 Posts

12 March 2008 at 11:01am

Have a look at tutorial 2: Extending a basic site: http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=tutorial:2-extending-a-basic-site

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F4LLEN

Community Member, 4 Posts

12 March 2008 at 11:25am

Edited: 12/03/2008 12:33pm

For some reason, this isnt creating the tab 'RightCol'. Ive read the tutorial 3 times.

class HomePage extends Page {
static $db = array(
'SideText' => 'HTMLText'
);
}

class HomePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {
function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();   
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.RightCol', new TextField('SideText'));      
return $fields;
}
}

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F4LLEN

Community Member, 4 Posts

12 March 2008 at 5:15pm

can anyone tell me why this isnt working?

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spenniec

Community Member, 37 Posts

12 March 2008 at 8:53pm

Hi
You have specified the data-type of db field SideText as HTMLText but then declared a new form-field of the type TextField. This should really be of the type HTMLEditorField if you want the form to display HTML.
That might be why the tab isn't being rendered...

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F4LLEN

Community Member, 4 Posts

14 March 2008 at 11:31am

Thanks for all the help guys, i simply had the getCMSFields function under the wrong class.