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Create new thread automatically from onAfterWrite() of another page?


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20 December 2010 at 4:34am Community Member, 2 Posts


I am currently building a Comic page in SilverStripe and I wish to handle reader comments via the Forum module.

I have a ComicPage and AFAIK it is the onAfterWrite() function I should use to create the initial forum thread, with a check to make sure I only create one thread per ComicPage.

I haven't succeeded in creating a post, though. Is there a simple way of doing this?


20 December 2010 at 5:06pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

If you're using Forum trunk there is a couple things you need to do

$thread = new ForumThread();
$thread->Title = "Title";
$thread->ForumID = ID OF THE FORUM

// create the post
$post = new Post();
$post->Content = "hi";
$post->AuthorID = Member::currentUserID();
$post->ThreadID = $thread->ID;
$post->ForumID = $thread->ForumID();

ID of the forum is the one thing you'll need to set.