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Couple of questions


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eKstreme

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14 September 2007 at 11:44pm

Hey,

I just heard of SS at Read/Write Web. Looks very very good. I have two questions that I couldn't answer from searching the docs.

Basically, I want to create a web app with a login system built in and a blog and forum and other features to interact with the community.

1. Can PHP code be part of the page's content? This would be useful for doing database lookups.

2. If so, is there a way to figure out if a user is logged in or not?

Thanks.
Pierre

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Matt

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16 September 2007 at 7:45pm

We try to separate design/layout and code as much as possible, so you can't just put PHP directly into your page templates, but you can achieve the same thing by adding something to both your template and code files, for example inside your Page.php and Page.ss files:

<?php
/** Get something cool
* @return CoolObject Something that's cool
*/
function GetCoolThing() {
return $this->cool;
}
?>

And in your template, just use the following:
[html]$GetCoolThing

<!-- To access a field on whatever you return (e.g. The time a page was created) -->
$GetCoolThing.Created[/html]

Hope that helps some - if you want to know anything else, [url=http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=tutorials]take a look at the tutorials[/url], they should help you get started.

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eKstreme

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18 September 2007 at 8:41pm

Thanks for that Matt. I'll dig into the tutorials.

Pierre