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Automatically add widget to page type?


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1 June 2008 at 7:40pm Community Member, 20 Posts

Hi, I'm trying to extend a page type (such as BlogEntry, GalletyPage etc.) to have a specific widget added by default (immediately after creation).
I don't want to integrate it into the *.ss-file, as it should still be possible to remove it in the CMS widget area if needed.

Any ideas where I should start looking how to realize this?



1 June 2008 at 7:51pm (Last edited: 1 June 2008 7:52pm), Community Member, 37 Posts

Hi Blynx

If you have a look at blog/code/BlogHolder.php function requireDefaultRecords() you will see the code that adds the 3 widgets automatically when you install the Blog module

         $widgetarea = new WidgetArea();
         $blogholder->SideBarID = $widgetarea->ID;
         $blogholder->publish("Stage", "Live");
         $managementwidget = new BlogManagementWidget();
         $managementwidget->ParentID = $widgetarea->ID;
         $tagcloudwidget = new TagCloudWidget();
         $tagcloudwidget->ParentID = $widgetarea->ID;
         $archivewidget = new ArchiveWidget();
         $archivewidget->ParentID = $widgetarea->ID;

So you should be able add widgets using this code providing you create a suitable object, in this case the object is $blogholder.
Never tried it but that's the theory...