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HTML Text name now showing up

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Community Member, 116 Posts

31 January 2009 at 1:08pm

Hi everyone,

I am setting up my first SilverStripe template. I've created a page with 2 custom fields, Sidebar, and Sidebar Feature. In the CMS, I can see that these text areas have been created, but they don't have any labels on them, so the admin knows what to enter. What did I do wrong?

class Page extends SiteTree {
static $db = array(
'Sidebar' => 'HTMLText',
'SidebarFeature' => 'HTMLText'

static $defaults = array(

function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Sidebar', new HTMLEditorField('Sidebar'), 'Sidebar');
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Sidebar', new HTMLEditorField('SidebarFeature'), 'Sidebar Feature');
return $fields;


Community Member, 501 Posts

1 February 2009 at 3:34am

Your order of parameters is a bit wrong:


$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Sidebar', new HTMLEditorField('Sidebar', 'Sidebar'));
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Sidebar', new HTMLEditorField('SidebarFeature', 'Sidebar Feature'));

The argument you would put in where you had it originally, is to tell the Tab before which other field the new field should be inserted.

Hope this helps.