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Editable sidebar - the name of the bar


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11 March 2011 at 6:17am Community Member, 20 Posts

I made a sidebar with this introduction, and I got the bar I can edit with cms. I've tried to search the files, but I can't find where can I edit the NAME of the sidebar, because now I have bar with the name "static sidebar" above.. In which file does it stand, where can I change it?

There's also introduction how to put e.g. External Link to the sidebar, what I don't need. So I'm removing those lines from the codes, but I'm seem to miss some of them, because it's still saying "External link" in my sidebar.


11 March 2011 at 6:53am Forum Moderator, 1095 Posts

If you followed the tutorial, you must have created a Most of the things you see in your sidebar stem from there. Look for:

<h3>Static Sidebar</h3>

and don't forget to ?flush=1


11 March 2011 at 6:59am (Last edited: 11 March 2011 7:00am), Community Member, 141 Posts

Hi Mariaak,

Your first question: the name of this sidebar is in the template (themes/blackcandy/templates/Includes/ ), wrapped in h3 tags.

<h3>Static Sidebar</h3>

Your second question: check the template again :-)


Edit: ahhh, too slow...


11 March 2011 at 7:10am Community Member, 20 Posts

I already changed that <h3>Static Sidebar</h3> -part (which I assumed to be the right place, but was confuced when it didn't change anything), but can you explain what does that ?flush=1 means ?

And yes, I'll check the template again... and if don't find, I'll do it again.. Maybe I'll find the missing part (or the part that's left) :D


11 March 2011 at 7:12am Community Member, 20 Posts

Got it (the first problem), thanks! (And still looking for the "external" part)


11 March 2011 at 7:17am Community Member, 141 Posts

The ?flush=1 means to flush the site's cache.
Taken from the docs: "Whenever we edit a template file, we need to append ?flush=1 onto the end of the URL, e.g. http://localhost/home/?flush=1. SilverStripe stores template files in a cache for quicker load times. Whenever there are changes to the template, we must flush the cache in order for the changes to take effect"

Here is the link: [url][/url]