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Want to remove the add comments option from a posting


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16 August 2009 at 6:57pm Community Member, 4 Posts

I'm a newbie to php and silverstripe trying to set up a village website. I want the front page to be mainly news stories. There is no need for people to add comments so I would like to remove this option. Could someone guide me through this. Thanks


17 August 2009 at 4:26am Community Member, 279 Posts

In the backend is a checkbox to allow comments.


17 August 2009 at 5:03am Community Member, 4 Posts

Thanks for the response. So obvious - I was looking at the 'Blog Holder' page thinking that the pages in the blog would take on its properties from that.

Is there anyway I can set the default to be ' Don't allow comments on this page' or do I have to change it for every entry?


17 August 2009 at 6:08am (Last edited: 17 August 2009 6:09am), Community Member, 243 Posts

Hi GaryH2UK, welcome to SilverStripe.

Being new you will find the tutorials very useful, see:

They will answer most of these questions for you as well as help you learn how to do new things.

However, this is what needs to be added to you PageType.php file in the /mysite/code/ directory (where PageType is the page type of the page you want to turn off comments):

static $defaults = array(
'ProvideComments' => false


Hope that helps!


17 August 2009 at 7:30pm Community Member, 4 Posts

Worked a treat, thankyou.