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Customising the CMS

Adding new fields (after Content field)


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3 March 2009 at 5:22am Community Member, 16 Posts

I think I'm missing something obvious, but as per [url=]Tutorial 2[/url], to add new fields to the CMS, you write:

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

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

This works, but all the fields are added before the "Content" field. Is there a way to re-order them so that the Content field shows up first in the CMS, and all the other fields underneath that one?

Thanks for any help!



3 March 2009 at 10:51am Community Member, 787 Posts

Welcome to Silverstripe !

That is because your new field will be added before content (last parameter)....

void addFieldToTab (string $tabName, FormField $field, [string $insertBefore = null])

* string $tabName: The name of the tab or tabset. Subtabs can be referred to as TabSet.Tab or TabSet.Tab.Subtab. This function will create any missing tabs.
* FormField $field: The FormField object to add to the end of that tab.
* string $insertBefore: The name of the field to insert before. Optional.


3 March 2009 at 11:31am Community Member, 16 Posts

Thank you -- I knew it was something that was staring me in the face! Removing 'Content' made everything better. :)

And thanks for the welcome!