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Customising the CMS

Adding unlimited repeating fields of the same type


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31 March 2009 at 7:01am (Last edited: 31 March 2009 11:57am), Community Member, 115 Posts

Hi all,

I am looking to build a site, and for one of my templates, the user should be able to post an unlimited number of a certain content type, which in this case is links. For each link, I want the user to be able to add a title, and URL.

Instead of creating say 10 link fields for the client to populate in the CMS, I would like this to be flexible, so the client can have as many of these as they need. Is there a way in the CMS that I can make a "repeating field", so the client can add or remove the elements as needed? If so, can anyone tell me how to go about setting these up?

Ben Gribaudo

1 April 2009 at 2:21am Community Member, 181 Posts

Hi Dan,

Sounds like you need to build a link data type having fields URL and title. Then, from your page type, create a one-to-many relationship with the link data type. On your page type, you could use something like DataObjectManager in getCMSFields() to give you a way to create the link entries from the CMS admin interface.



7 November 2012 at 4:42am Community Member, 5 Posts

Sorry to bump such an old thread but did you ever get this working?

I would like to do this in SilverStripe 3 but as yet haven't found a way.

I can generate extra form fields using jQuery, however it only saves the last field to the Database.

Any help would be really appreciated.


7 December 2012 at 2:33am Community Member, 528 Posts

You need to add that field as its own data object and use a $has_many relation. Then you can use a grid field to manipulate it.