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SS3: updateCMSFields() for Custom Site Config


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26 July 2012 at 4:13am Community Member, 528 Posts

I get this error on SS3 with my custom site config

Declaration of CustomSiteConfig::updateCMSFields() should be compatible with that of DataExtension::updateCMSFields()

This is my Custom Site Config

class CustomSiteConfig extends DataExtension {

static $db = array(
   //Business Info
'BusinessName' => 'Varchar',
'StreetAddress' => 'Varchar',
'City' => 'Varchar',
'Province' => 'Varchar',
'PostalCode' => 'Varchar',
'PhoneNumber' => 'Varchar',
'FaxNumber' => 'Varchar',
'MainEmail' => 'Varchar',
'SiteEmail' => 'Varchar',
//Social Media
'Twitter' => 'Varchar',
'FacebookURL' => 'Varchar',
'GooglePlusURL' => 'Varchar',
'PinterestURL' => 'Varchar',
'YouTubeURL' => 'Varchar',
//About Info
'About' => 'HTMLText'

static $has_one = array(
   'Picture' => 'Image'

public function updateFormFields(FieldList &$fields) {
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new TextField("BusinessName"));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new TextField("StreetAddress"));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new TextField("City"));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new TextField("Province"));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new TextField("PostalCode"));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new TextField("PhoneNumber"));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new TextField("FaxNumber"));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new EmailField("MainEmail", 'Main Contact Email'));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new EmailField("SiteEmail", 'Email for Contact Forms'));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new UploadField("Picture"));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new HtmlEditorField("About", "Sidebar About Copy"));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.SocialMedia", new TextField("Twitter", 'Twitter User Name'));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.SocialMedia", new TextField("FacebookURL", 'Facebook URL'));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.SocialMedia", new TextField("GooglePlusURL", 'Google+ URL'));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.SocialMedia", new TextField("PinterestURL", 'Pinterest URL'));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.SocialMedia", new TextField("YouTubeURL", 'YouTube URL'));



26 July 2012 at 8:31am Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

Remove the ampersand from updateFormFields(FieldList &$fields).


27 July 2012 at 1:21am Community Member, 528 Posts

Okay, that fixed the error, but the Fields aren't showing up. I have the Object declared in my config. Well to clarify, the fields don't show up on my site on my web host (Dreamhost), it works fine only local MAMP stack


14 August 2012 at 1:53am Community Member, 94 Posts

I think you should be using "updateCMSFields" not "updateFormFields".

For anyone else who stumbles upon this thread when trying to find out how to add additional site-wide settings (as I did) then I followed the instructions in the link below and it's working perfectly for me (the additional fields are appearing in the "Settings" area in the CMS):



10 September 2012 at 5:47am Community Member, 32 Posts

The docs site is offline at the moment, so I cant check..

Has the code that goes in the templates to call the siteconfig values changed? These dont seem to be working for me anymore :(



12 September 2012 at 3:48am Community Member, 189 Posts

They have not changed, you still use $SiteConfig.Whatever


23 September 2012 at 2:12am Community Member, 32 Posts

Lol.. schoolboy error. I didn't realise I had commented out a bunch of code. I need to add the SS bundle to TextMate for the highlighting syntax