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Customising the CMS

Newbie - do extension hooks exist?


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21 February 2012 at 8:55am Community Member, 2 Posts

Hello there!

I'm a Silverstripe noob and have been tasked with creating some custom functionality with an existing site (v2.3.3). Basically I need to extract data from the database at certain points and post it to webCRM's API.

Forgive the probably obvious question but does Silverstripe come with extension hooks that I can use at certain points to do this? This would need to be done upon completion of a member registration, on updating the member profile and on successful completion of a worldpay transaction.

I am only just starting to get to grips with how SS works so any pointers would be greatly appreciated.


22 February 2012 at 5:53pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

What hooks are you wanting? Popular ones are onBeforeWrite() and onAfterWrite() (when saving objects to the database).

You can find any hooks in core by looking for $this->extend() of which their are quite a few!


23 February 2012 at 4:36am Community Member, 2 Posts

Hey Willr,

Thanks for the reply. At the moment I'm not certain what hooks I need, but your reply certainly points me in the right direction so I can hopefully figure that out :)

Many thanks!