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HTMLEditor fields not saving


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25 May 2008 at 11:25pm Community Member, 144 Posts

Hi, Ive got a page (homepage) which has three defined columns and I'm trying to setup 3 htmleditor fields to manage the text....but they are not saving. I may be missing something obvious...any help out there? This is what I have:

class HomePage extends Page {
   static $db = array(
'$homeCol1' => 'HTMLText',
'$homeCol2' => 'HTMLText',
'$homeCol3' => 'HTMLText'

   static $has_one = array(

function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();

$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new HtmlEditorField("homeCol1","Investment-Intro"),"Content");
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new HtmlEditorField("homeCol2","Reserves-Intro"),"Content");
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new HtmlEditorField("homeCol3","Distribution-Intro"),"Content");

return $fields;


26 May 2008 at 7:19am Community Member, 501 Posts

Looking at yr code, I see you're using a dollar sign as db fieldnames,while not as names for your form fields

compare $homeCol1 with HtmlEditorField("homeCol1" ...

I suggest you leave out the $.

I'd also put it in different tabs, someone may get confused perhaps when you use tinymce on 3 fields at once?


30 May 2008 at 1:11pm Community Member, 144 Posts

haha...quite right, silly mistake !.

thanks for that, and yes, I added them to individual tabs and it works much better.