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Customising the CMS

Showing latest news on homepage


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patrickholzer

26 November 2010 at 11:30pm Community Member, 4 Posts

Hi,

I've been implementing this function here successfully on mysite/code/HomePage.php:
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function LatestNews($num=5) {
$news = DataObject::get_one("ArticleHolder");
return ($news) ? DataObject::get("ArticlePage", "ParentID = $news->ID", "Date DESC", "", $num) : false;
}
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Now, I tried to implement the same function on the HomePage.php, but instead with News from the "EventHolder":
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function LatestEvents($num=5) {
$news = DataObject::get_one("ArticleHolder");
return ($news) ? DataObject::get("ArticlePage", "ParentID = $news->ID", "Date DESC", "", $num) : false;
}
...

I could successfully update the database and everything seems to work, except the homepage is not being rendered anymore at all, the page says: "Sorry, there was a problem with handling your request."

Where's the mistake?

Thanks!

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swaiba

26 November 2010 at 11:59pm Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

Is that your actual code? It looks like 'LatestEvents' still uses 'ArticleHolder' and 'ArticlePage'...

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bartvanirsel

27 November 2010 at 2:10am Community Member, 94 Posts

Try turning on dev mode to see more errors.

Why dont you create one method in the Page class? That way both Homepage.php and NewsHolder.php can use it.