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Allowing checkbox for certain page types to act as "featured" item


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Community Member, 16 Posts

4 August 2010 at 7:05am

I would like a CMS user to be able to mark one certain page type "featured". I'm assuming in the model you would add a field to the $db array called something like 'IsFeatured' => 'Boolean' and make the default value 'false'. Then you would add a new checkboxfield somewhere within the Root.Content.Main tab. But I only want at most one item in the entire site to be marked as a featured item. So how would I make sure that when I save that any previously marked item is deselected? And I need to differentiate between saving Live and for Draft as well, correct?

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Community Member, 16 Posts

26 August 2010 at 4:27am

Still trying to figure this out, anyone have any ideas? Is there some onSave method where you can add custom functionality to the default CMS behavior?

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biapar

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26 August 2010 at 11:26pm

You need a custom attribute

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ck_bullet

Community Member, 16 Posts

27 August 2010 at 3:37am

onAfterWrite did the trick. http://www.silverstripe.org/general-questions/show/273211