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Customising the CMS

CMS field names


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7 February 2009 at 3:02am Community Member, 32 Posts

I saw an old post in the archive that referenced "doing a print_r of getCMSFields()" to get the variable names of all the fields 'parent' fields in the CMS. Does anyone have a copy of this list to post, or can anyone show me how to use this print_r to generate the list??


13 February 2009 at 9:46am (Last edited: 13 February 2009 9:47am), Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

When on the Page class, or a subclass of, you usually have something like this:

function getCMSFields() {
   $fields = parent::getCMSFields();


   $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('Author'));

   return $fields;

The Debug::show($fields) will show you all fields that were automatically added in the CMS, and you can manipulate those as necessary, removing fields that you don't want or adding new ones.