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Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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SimpleHTMLEditorField doesnt use paragraph tags?


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Community Member, 103 Posts

23 September 2010 at 3:18am

Maybe this is normal, but the SimpleHTMLEditorField I'm using does not generate p tags. It surrounds the text by divs instead, which makes the text entered in this field look different from everywhere else that the normal tinymce wysiwyg field is used.

Anybody know a work around or a fix for this? Here is how I am defining and using the field in the template:


class UsedEquip extends DataObject{

static $db = array (
'Name' => 'Varchar(255)',
'Description' => 'HTMLText',
'Material' => "Enum('Mild Steel,Stainless Steel','Mild Steel')",
'Tanks' => 'Text',
'MaterialHandling' => "Enum('Conveyor,Drum,Monorail','Conveyor')",
'URLSegment' => 'Varchar(255)'

static $has_one = array (
'UsedEquipPage' => 'UsedEquipPage',
'Photo' => 'Image'

public function getCMSFields_forPopup()
return new FieldSet(
new TextField('Name','Name'),
new SimpleHTMLEditorField('Description'),
new DropdownField(
$name = "Material",
$title = "Made From",
$source = singleton('UsedEquip')->dbObject('Material')->enumValues()
new TextField('Tanks','No. of Tanks'),
new DropdownField(
$name = "MaterialHandling",
$title = "Material Handling",
$source = singleton('UsedEquip')->dbObject('MaterialHandling')->enumValues()
new SimpleImageField('Photo')

function Thumbnail() {
$Photo = $this->Photo();
if ( $Photo ) {
return $Photo->CMSThumbnail();
} else {
return null;

public function onBeforeWrite(){
$this->URLSegment = SiteTree::GenerateURLSegment($this->Name);
if($object = DataObject::get_one($this->ClassName, "URLSegment='" .$this->URLSegment
."' AND ID !=".$this->ID)){
$this->URLSegment = $this->URLSegment.'-'.$this->ID;
// else {
//$this->URLSegment = SiteTree::GenerateURLSegment($this->ClassName.'-'.$this->ID);


Template Snippet:

<% control IndividualEquip %>

<div id="UsedImage">
<div id="Overview" class="typography">
<li>Name: $Name</li>
<li>Construction: $Material</li>
<li>Material Handling: $MaterialHandling</li>
<li>Number of Tanks: $Tanks</li>
<div id="Description" class="typography">

<% end_control %>



Community Member, 156 Posts

23 September 2010 at 8:07pm

Just wanted to say I am experiencing this issue also and wondered if there was a fix.

It only seems to happen when you format within the wysiwyg. If my clients paste in raw text from notepad it formats correctly.


Community Member, 156 Posts

23 September 2010 at 8:46pm

Try SimpleTinyMCEField rather than SimpleHTMLEditorField


Community Member, 103 Posts

24 September 2010 at 6:35am

SimpleTinyMCEField was a perfect solution for that problem... Thank you!