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HELP! HTMLText field not displaying in CMS :(




3 April 2009 at 11:48pm (Last edited: 3 April 2009 11:49pm), 18 Posts

Hi all,

Having trouble trying to a get WYSIWYG field working on my job postings board... When I use a Textareafield its loads okay but I have to manually type HTML fields. .. I'm looking to get a basic HTML editor in there with just the common text formatting. Followed instructions to this point:

class JobBoard extends DataObject {
static $db = array(
'JobTitle' => 'Varchar',
'JobDescription' => 'HTMLText', // Declared HTMLText when building the custom database table


$fields = new FieldSet(

new ReadonlyField('ID','id #',$id),
new TextField('JobTitle', 'Job Title', 'New Job'),
new HtmlEditorField("JobDescription", "Job Description"), // Declared HTMLEditor field (but shows nothing in CMS)


'ID' => $currentJob->ID,
'JobTitle' => $currentJob->JobTitle,
'JobDescription' => $currentJob->JobDescription, // Load data into it - which works fine on Textareafield


Fresh pair of eyes would be very much appreciated;

I'm using silverstripe 2.2.2.