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CHD

Community Member, 218 Posts

14 December 2010 at 9:53am

evening all,

i've recently installed a nice PHP calendar here:
http://dev2.clickheredigital.co.uk/availability/

and for my client to manage the avaiabilty of said calendar, they simply go here:
http://dev2.clickheredigital.co.uk/calendar/ac-admin/index.php

now i'd LOVE to integrate this into the SS CMS somehow but i think im way out of my depth.
so then i thought about just adding a link in the CMS but i cant even work out how to do that!
i think the best option would be a new TAB either at the very top or the content page, then an iframe of the calendar admin page.

can anybody help with this?

cheers!

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CHD

Community Member, 218 Posts

16 December 2010 at 3:13pm

never mind, worked it out!

for anybody interested... easiest way to add your own content like this to the backend seems to be using literal fields.

so, i created a file in mysite/code called calendar.php

within that i created a new tab for the calendar CMS page, and in there is a new literal field, and then an iframe! works perfectly.

   //CMS fields
   function getCMSFields() {
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
   
      $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Availability', new LiteralField("","<iframe src ='URL HERE' width='100%' height='400'><p>Your browser does not support iframes.</p></iframe>"));
      
      return $fields;   
   }

now i just need to workout how the session ID works for SS so that i can amend the PHP calendar login file, meaning you need to be logged in to SS before you can access the calendar admin area...hmmmm....