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Can I offset a Latest posts Called on the home page


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Musicaldustbin

Community Member, 13 Posts

17 February 2011 at 6:57pm

Hi people i have pulled latest blog posts on my manin page but wondered if i could offset the <% control LatestNews(1) %> call so I could have the 2 post in an alternate layout

Im new be nice :P

Any help would really make my day thanks heaps

Nick

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

18 February 2011 at 12:19pm

You can try having a 'limit' and an offset. ie

<% control LatestNews(1, 1) %>

Then in your function you would have

function LatestNews($num=5, $offset=0) {
$news = DataObject::get_one("ArticleHolder");
return ($news) ? DataObject::get("ArticlePage", "ParentID = $news->ID", "Date DESC", "", "{$offset,$num}") : false;
}

I'm pretty sure passing 2 arguments to a function works. If not then you may need to get rid of the 'limit' one and use it for offset (since you aren't changing the limit).

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Musicaldustbin

Community Member, 13 Posts

18 February 2011 at 1:50pm

Thanks for the help it exactly what i was looking for !!!

Silverstripe certainly turning out to be a great platform

i did however have to remove the {} as i was getting a syntax error but now seems to be working fine

function LatestNews($num=5, $offset=0) {
$news = DataObject::get_one("ArticleHolder");
return ($news) ? DataObject::get("ArticlePage", "ParentID = $news->ID", "Date DESC", "", "$offset,$num") : false;
}

Thank you so much for you help and saving me a massive headache

Cheers
Nick