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Object variables in Shortcode template?


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27 May 2010 at 9:06am (Last edited: 27 May 2010 9:06am), Community Member, 82 Posts

I have a page which has several "Video" dataobjects related to it..

I can insert a list of video titles into the page by placing the following in the page template:

<% control Videos %>
<% end_control %>

However, I wish to insert the list using a shortcode, so that it is possible to position the list anywhere within the page content.

I have setup the shortcode, but the $VideoTitle variable does not appear to work within the shortcode template. Only the <p> tags are pulled in.

How can I get the $VideoTitle variable to work within the shortcode template?

(I have simplifed the HTML code for this example, I'm actually inserting a full video thumbnail, title etc, but that's not neccecary for the question).

Thank you!


22 September 2010 at 3:19am Community Member, 42 Posts


I know this is old, but if anyone else is looking for a solution check out: [url=]ssbits[/url].

One thing to watch out for: the ShortCodeHandler has to be in the SiteTree and not the Controller...



22 September 2010 at 3:38am Community Member, 82 Posts

Thanks Johannes, that was actually that tutorial I followed to implement the ShortCodes, but I could never get object variables to work inside of the shortcode template, have you managed to get this to work?


22 September 2010 at 4:21am Community Member, 42 Posts

I'm not quite sure what you mean by object variable.

If you wan't to use $VideoTitle in your template you need to set it like this:

$data = array();
$data['VideoTitle'] = "What ever";
return $template->process(new ArrayData($data));

Is that what you are looking for?