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Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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Gallery for Silverstripe

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Community Member, 26 Posts

15 July 2011 at 3:47am

I inherited a silverstripe website and am totally new to it. I was able to get the site up and running from the DVD provided by the client. Now I need to add a photo gallery. DataObjectManager is installed. I tried installing ImageGallery and did a dev/build before and after. I was really hopeful because all looked like it worked, but when I tried to add a new gallery page in the admin, the adding new gallery page appeared with a spinning icon and all of it stayed yellow orange, and kept spinning. It never did create a page and I had to back date my site to recoup the original site and database. I have been reading the posts on the forum and it appears there are a lot of problems with ImageGallery/ My questions, is it possible without a lot of research and reprogramming to get ImageGallery working or is there another Gallery programing that does work with little aggravation. I appreciate any insight to this as I need to get the gallery up without hours and hours of work.

Sue Young

Silverstripe is version 2.3.7


Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

15 July 2011 at 4:41am

Honestly, the ImageGallery module is just a turnkey solution for a gallery made with ImageDataObjectManager. If you're at all skilled with coding, you can just build one custom with very little effort.


static $has_many = array (
'GalleryImages' => 'GalleryImage'

public function getCMSFields() {
$f = parent::getCMSFields();
$f->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Images", new ImageDataObjectManager($this,'GalleryImages','GalleryImage','Image'));
return $f;


static $db = array (
'Caption' => 'Text'

static $has_one = array (
'Image' => 'Image'

public function getCMSFields() {
return new FieldSet (
new ImageUploadField('Image'),
new TextareaField('Caption')

<% control GalleryImages %>
<a href="<% control Image %><% control SetWidth(800) %>$URL<% end_control %><% end_control %>view larger</a>
<% end_control %>


That's pretty much it. Can't promise it's free of syntax errors, but you get the gist..

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Community Member, 26 Posts

15 July 2011 at 4:52am

I know only a little of programming. And nothing at all about SilverStripe (was happy I could get the site up and running) I appreciate your response very much, but where would this code go and how would it work?

Meanwhile does anyone else know of a solution?



Community Member, 19 Posts

15 August 2011 at 12:59am

Edited: 15/08/2011 8:28pm

Have you tried installing the uploadify module? Try installing it if you haven't - it worked for me.