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How to create a full homepages as demo


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19 March 2011 at 9:04am Community Member, 2 Posts


My question is:

How to create homepages (as in the demo):

- Content
- Left box text
- Left Image
- Middle text box
- Middle Image
- Right text box
- Image Right

Thank you again



19 March 2011 at 6:11pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Have a read of tutorial 2. This covers how to add fields to pages. In the case of the demo it looks something like

class HomePage extends Page {
   static $db = array(
      "LeftBoxTxt" => "HTMLText",
      "MiddleBoxTxt" => "HTMLText",      
      "RightBoxTxt" => "HTMLText"

   static $has_one = array(
      'LeftBoxImg' => 'Image',
      'MiddleBoxImg' => 'Image',
      'RightBoxImg' => 'Image'
   function getCMSFields() {
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
      $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new HTMLEditorField("LeftBoxTxt","Left box text"));
      $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new ImageField('LeftBoxImg', 'Left Image'));
      $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new HTMLEditorField('MiddleBoxTxt','Middle box text'));
      $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new ImageField('MiddleBoxImg', 'Middle Image'));
      $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new HTMLEditorField('RightBoxTxt','Right box text'));
      $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new ImageField('RightBoxImg', 'Right Image'));
      return $fields;

class HomePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {


But I recommend reading the 2nd SilverStripe tutorial ( to get to grips with what that code does.