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$image as link


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Community Member, 5 Posts

9 November 2010 at 7:47pm

I would like to do the following with the CMS so that I can pick am images from the files area and then also select a link of a page for it to go to.

<% if Image%>
<p><a href="$ImageLink">$Image.SetWidth(222)</a></p>
<% end_if %>

I have figured out the Image part but what I need to do is to setup a drop down in the backend to select a page from the CMS

If anyone is able to help that would be good.

Thank you


Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

9 November 2010 at 9:47pm

What you're after is a TreeDropdownField. [url][/url] has an example about using it to select a Page.


Community Member, 5 Posts

11 November 2010 at 3:02pm


Thank you for the link. I have tried a few different options to get this working and cannot figure this out. I am not really a developer so there is a little more guess to this. This is what I have now the problem is I cannot figure out how to make this appear in the backend so i can select a page:

static $has_one = array(
'Banner' => 'Image',
'Podone' => 'Image',
'Podtwo' => 'Image',
'Podthree' => 'Image',
'RightContent' => 'SiteTree'


function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();

$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Banner", new ImageField('Banner'));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Pods", new ImageField('Podone'));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Pods", new ImageField('Podtwo'));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Pods", new ImageField('Podthree'));
   $treedropdownfield = new TreeDropdownField("RightContentID", "Choose a page to show on the right:", "SiteTree");

return $fields;

I tired a few different things but nothing worked.

Thank you in advance



Community Member, 5 Posts

14 November 2010 at 1:00pm

I ended up using this

$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Pods", new TreeDropdownField('PodlinkoneID', 'Select the page...', 'SiteTree'));

I got a few errors but this was because I needed to add .URLSegment in the