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Customising the CMS

Custom fields don't show up in CMS


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7 March 2009 at 12:17am Community Member, 8 Posts


Quite new to the CMS, and i'm stuck.

I created a new page type that extends the default Page class (as included in the tutorial). But extra fields I define in the class don't show up in the CMS. I rebuilt the DB after uploading the file, flushed the cache, even tried manually removing cache files, but no cigar.

I'm probably missing some small but essential detail. Here's my code:

* Defines the Mening page type

class Mening extends Page {
static $db = array(
      'IntroTitel' => 'Varchar(255)',
      'IntroTekst' => 'Text'
static $has_one = array(


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

$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('IntroTitel'), 'Content');
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextAreaField('IntroTekst'), 'Content');
return $fields;

class Mening_Controller extends Page_Controller {



5 August 2009 at 6:37am Community Member, 42 Posts

Was there ever any solution to this? I'm having the same problem... Nothing I've tried works. I DID have success with the home page type, but everything since is failing to show in the CMS.

There's probably a simple solution, but I've not yet found it in the forums (though, I am learning quite a few other things!).