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Stylesheet/Menu items missing from page type


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19 May 2008 at 11:57am Community Member, 712 Posts

Hi, I posted this on the google group too.

I'm building my first Silverstripe powered website for a corporate site. I am really enjoying the ease and speed of development, but I've hit a snag: for one page subclass the generated html is missing the stylesheets in the head and menu elements in 'control Menu' template tags.

Page is called 'DocumentsGroup.php':

class DocumentsGroup extends Page {
   static $db = array();
   static $has_many = array(
      'Documents' => 'Document'
   function getCMSFields() {
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
      $tablefield = new HasManyComplexTableField(
            'DocName' => 'Document Title',
            'DocPublishDate' => 'Release Date'
      $tablefield->setAddTitle( 'A Document' );
      $fields->addFieldToTab( 'Root.Documents', $tablefield );
      return $fields;

class DocumentsGroup_controller extends Page_Controller {
   function init() {

Document is a DataObject - Document.php looks like:

class Document extends DataObject {

   static $db = array(
      'DocName' => 'Text',
      'DocDescription' => 'Text',
      'DocPublishDate' => 'Date',
   static $has_one = array(
      'MyDocumentGroup' => 'DocumentsGroup',
      'DocFile' => 'File'      
   function getCMSFields_forPopup() {
      $fields = new FieldSet();
      $fields->push( new TextField( 'DocName', 'Document Title' ) );
      $fields->push( new TextareaField( 'DocDescription', 'Description') );
      $fields->push( new CalendarDateField( 'DocPublishDate', 'Release Date') );
      $fields->push( new FileIFrameField( 'DocFile', 'Upload Document' ) );
      return $fields;

In my Page.php, I'm using the Requirements::themedCSS calls to include stylesheets. For normal 'pages' and a couple of other page subclasses I have created, this is working fine. For some reason, this particular page type is ditching the CSS and menu items.

Ie, this:

   <% control Menu(1) %>
   <li class="$LinkingMode"><a href="$Link" title="Go to $Title.XML">$MenuTitle</a></li>
   <% end_control %>

Just generates as


regardless of where in the sitetree the page is, or how many children/siblings/parents the node has.

Any clues? Thanks in advance!


19 May 2008 at 12:02pm Community Member, 712 Posts

Just a note, I tried putting this in the DocumentsGroup_Controller class

function init() {

as an attempt to fix but it's not longer in the source. It didn't help.

I've also rebuilt/flushed/cleared cache etc with no change.



19 May 2008 at 1:41pm Community Member, 712 Posts

OMG, just figured it out myself... lower cap c in "DocumentsGroup_Controller". Didn't throw any errors tho - shouldn't it check that the class exists?