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shortcodehandler displaying page variables

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Community Member, 2 Posts

25 September 2010 at 2:48am

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.


Community Member, 271 Posts

25 September 2010 at 7:50pm

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

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


Community Member, 2 Posts

25 September 2010 at 11:38pm

Thanks, just what I needed.

Problem solved.


Community Member, 99 Posts

9 April 2013 at 1:06am

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.