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Customising the CMS

Add field to "Edit User"


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18 August 2010 at 9:40am Community Member, 197 Posts

I want to add a field to the "Edit User" area.

sapphire/security/member.php needs to be extended.

I created a file in the mysite folder but it does NOT work.

How can I add a field?


class UserCustom extends Member {

   function getCMSFields() {
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
      $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Foobar', new LiteralField('CustomCodeFoobar','<h3>Foobar</h3>'));
      return $fields;





18 August 2010 at 11:50am Community Member, 30 Posts


create a new File "MyMemberExtension.php" in the folder mysite

class MyMemberExtension extends DataObjectDecorator {

    * Define extra database fields
    * Return an map where the keys are db, has_one, etc, and the values are
    * additional fields/relations to be defined
   function extraStatics() {
      $fields = array(
         'db' => array(
            'MyExtraDBField' => 'Text'
         'has_one' => array(
         'defaults' => array(
            'MyExtraDBField' => 'awesome default text'
      return $fields;

   function updateCMSFields(FieldSet &$fields) {
      $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Foobar', new TextField("MyExtraDBField", "My Extra DB Field"));

and then add the following line to your "mysite/_config.php"

DataObject::add_extension('Member', 'MyMemberExtension ');

i hope that is what you are searching for, and i hope it works, i kinda copied it from the Forum Module but didn't tested it

greetings <°(((-<


18 August 2010 at 12:09pm Community Member, 197 Posts

Works perfectly, thanks!