Skip to main content

This site requires you to update your browser. Your browsing experience maybe affected by not having the most up to date version.

Customising the CMS

HTMLText Question


Reply

3 Posts   1887 Views

Avatar
DanStephenson

7 March 2009 at 6:11am Community Member, 115 Posts

Hello,

I am reading the documentation on HTMLText useage in a template (http://doc.silverstripe.org/doku.php?id=htmltext), and was wondering if I can combine some of the different displays.

For example, what if I wanted to display the first 10 words, but strip out all HTML. Could I use something like

$Content.NoHTML.LimitWordCount(10)

What I am finding, by just using the LimitWordCount, is that bold text is appearing with a ** around it, which I'd like to avoid for this display.

Avatar
Ingo

15 March 2009 at 8:16am Forum Moderator, 801 Posts

Nope, you can't chain these commands in the template. Workaround: Make a custom controller method, e.g.
function ContentNoHtmlLimitWordCount() {
$content = $this->obj('Content')->NoHTML();
return $content->LimitWordCount(10);
}

Ugly, but does the job...

Avatar
Sam

15 March 2009 at 2:00pm Administrator, 685 Posts

I've added a ticket describing a fix that will make it easier to change NoHTML and LimitWordCount - http://open.silverstripe.com/ticket/3728