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Editing/Adding Content to the Login page


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21 February 2010 at 9:33pm Community Member, 93 Posts

Hi All

I've tried all sorts of searches here in the forum but haven't been able to come up with much.

I'm sure I'm just in the middle of some epic brainfreeze and this is a really obvious thing -> but how on earth can an editor update the text on the /Security/login page?

Is this accessible from the CMS? If not, is there a way to create a new login page that is, and then redirect /Security/login to it?

Open to any and all weird and wonderful suggestions. Forehead-slaps will also be accepted if appropriate :)



23 February 2010 at 3:44am Community Member, 323 Posts

Hi Luke.

Just create a file in your templates folder.

Hope it helps,


13 March 2010 at 4:45pm Community Member, 93 Posts

Hey Juan

Thanks for that, it works a treat for me as a dev being able to take control of the page. I'm still not sure how editor users could access it? It's less of an issue for me now though, thanks to you pointing out Also I've found some of the $lang stuff so I'm overwriting some of the default text for the page via my main _config.php.


Issue now is I'm trying to add a widget to the sidebar of /Security/login page.. but without it being in the site tree in the CMS I'm a little lost on how to do this. I might create a diff thread for this question but thought I'd ask on this one first.


13 March 2010 at 5:06pm Community Member, 93 Posts

Actually, I've sorted the issue regarding Widgets on the Login page, in short I've added "securityLoginWidget()" function to Page_Controller which retrieves a particular widget via DataObject::get_by_id(), and then in I use <% control securityLoginWidget %> to render it on screen.

Probably a little hacky, but it's doing the trick for the time being.