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My custom fields aren't showing up!


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9 October 2008 at 10:49am (Last edited: 9 October 2008 10:50am), Community Member, 29 Posts

I'm kinda pulling my hair out here. I have a page type named StudentsPage.php and the following code within it:

class StudentsPage extends Page {
static $db = array(

'LeftDesc' => 'Text'

static $has_one = array(


function getCMSFields() {
   $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
   $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('LeftDesc'), 'Content');

return $fields;

class StudentsPage_Controller extends Page_Controller {


But no matter how much I




, the text field will not show up in the CMS. Is there something glaringly obvious that I'm missing?


9 October 2008 at 8:07pm Community Member, 712 Posts

Looks fine here - maybe your browser cache needs to be cleared too?


14 October 2008 at 8:55am Community Member, 29 Posts

Yay! I finally figured it out. My getCMSFields() was not inside the StudentsPage class. Maybe this could be made a bit more clear in the tutorial? I'm not sure if the tutorial explicitly says this or not.