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Use content from About Us page on a section of Homepage

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12 October 2010 at 11:53pm Community Member, 19 Posts

What I am trying to do is somewhat similar to the news section in the tutorial, only without the Holder, sort of.

Basically I have an about-us page, and I want the content from that to also appear on the homepage (which also has other things on it). I'm a beginner with SilverStripe so I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to do this, so any suggestions would be most appreciated.


13 October 2010 at 12:17am (Last edited: 13 October 2010 12:37am), Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

in the hompepage controller...

function AboutUsContent()
$doAboutUsPage = DataObject::get_one('Page',"URLSegment = '<url segment of aboutus page>'");
if ($doAboutUsPage) return $doAboutUsPage->Content;
else return 'No About Us Page';

add this in your homepage template...



13 October 2010 at 7:56am (Last edited: 13 October 2010 10:36am), Community Member, 114 Posts

if you want to select the page from the CMS you can do something like this...

   static $has_one = array(
      'Page' => 'Page'

   function getCMSFields() {
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
      $tablefield_page = new HasOneDataObjectManager(
         array('Title' => 'Title'),


      $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Page', $tablefield_page);

      return $fields;
   }// getCMSFields


   function getPageContent(){
      return DataObject::get_by_id('Page', $this->PageID);
   }// getPageContent


13 October 2010 at 8:56am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts



13 October 2010 at 9:34am Community Member, 114 Posts

also allows you to create shell pages with different permissions.


13 October 2010 at 1:19pm Community Member, 19 Posts

Thanks swaiba, that looks perfect, but I can't quite get it going, it's just returning "No About Us Page."With my limited knowledge of PHP the error is probably right under my nose.

function AboutUsContent() {
   $doAboutUsPage = DataObject::get_one('Page',"URLSegment = '/about-us/'");
   if ($doAboutUsPage) return $doAboutUsPage->$Content;
   else return 'No About Us Page';

Since it's returning the else condition fine, I'm guessing my URLSegment is wrong? I tried searching for how it should be written but haven't found anything specific enough to this issue.


13 October 2010 at 4:25pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Or skip over the PHP and in your homepage template just do

<% control Page(about-us) %>
<% end_control %>


13 October 2010 at 4:45pm Community Member, 19 Posts

Thank you so much Willr, that's absolutely perfect and will come in handy a few more times on this site too! Thank you!

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