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shortcodehandler displaying page variables


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25 September 2010 at 2:48am Community Member, 2 Posts

In order to make it possible to display some module-output in the middle of a $Content-block I have successfuly created a shortcodehandler.

The shortcodehandler displays the dataobjects like we expected, execpt for one thing. We would like to use the page variables of the page on which the shortcode is called.

We would like to use $URLSegment and display the pagetitle in the shortcode template. Is this possible in some way? Because the shortcodehandler is not defined in the page controller the $this-variable is not available.


25 September 2010 at 7:50pm Community Member, 271 Posts

I think Controller::curr() is what you need.

if($c = Controller::curr()){
$currentPageID = $c->ID;


25 September 2010 at 11:38pm Community Member, 2 Posts

Thanks, just what I needed.

Problem solved.


9 April 2013 at 1:06am Community Member, 99 Posts

Hi there, I posted this up on SSBits too, but just in case...

Can anyone help me with how to use "Controller::curr()", as mentioned in the SSBits tutorial please?

I've got "ClientYouTubeID" as a page variable, rather than as part of the ShortCode, so I need to be able to call the variable $ClientYouTubeID within my template, and I don't understand how to do it. At the moment it just doesn't return anything.