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How to add custome PHP pages


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12 August 2008 at 6:43am (Last edited: 12 August 2008 6:46am), Community Member, 15 Posts

Hello everyone!

I'm really new with CMS, and I'm trying to add a page that has PHP. Something like this:

// START of "Frontpage Slideshow" settings
   $nameOfSlideshowToDisplay = "demoslideshow";                // Enter the name of your slideshow. Slideshows are in folders inside /fpss/slideshows/.
   $URLofyoursite = "";                   // Enter your site's URL.
   $AbsoluteServerPathofyoursite = "/home/hsphere/local/home/wwwuser/";      // Enter the root path of your site on the server.
   // do not edit below this line
// END of "Frontpage Slideshow" settings

This code it's to insert a slideshow that I bought. And I want to put it in the home page. I went through the manuals to add modules, but I don't want to add it as a module, just as a custom home php page. It's there anyway that I can do that? if there is a manual for it, can somebody provide me the link =(

I was able to this using joomla! by adding a tag like this {jumi [includes/slideshow.php]} in an article. It's there any tag that I can add in my home page article to "include" a php page?

Thank you very much for the HELP!!


12 August 2008 at 9:17pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

tutorial 1 and 2 cover adding page types. The first one shows you how to make a 'HomePage' page type which sounds like what you want to do :).



12 August 2008 at 10:56pm Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

Like willr said, you'll want to create a custom page type, then you'll probably want to include your custom PHP script whenever the page type is initialized:

e.g. HomePage.php inside mysite/code:

class HomePage extends Page {


class HomePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {

   function init() {

      // Specify our custom PHP file for inclusion on this page


init() is called on any controller class when that page type is initialized (i.e. when the controller is invoked by someone viewing a page with that page type applied to it).

Hope this helps!



13 August 2008 at 4:31am (Last edited: 13 August 2008 4:42am), Community Member, 15 Posts

Thank you for the help, I almost about to get it. Now I have this problem, inside the file that I'm including I'm using 'echo', normal text and some html tags, so I get this error:

XML Parsing Error: syntax error
Line Number 1, Column 1:

Title<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
Also how can I Include html tags, for example and iframe?
thank you!!


13 August 2008 at 7:42am Community Member, 15 Posts

Thank you willr and Sean! I was able to figure it out with this post:

Pretty interesting how SS works! Once again thanx for all the help...