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Extending a basic site


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12 May 2011 at 6:33pm Community Member, 9 Posts

hi guys,

I've used this tutorial to create a page a news page

however I have a problem with the articleholder not displaying the pages sorted by descending date, rather its showing by how its sorted in the admin panel

this is the current code i use for the articleholder.php page

* Defines the ArticleHolder page type
class ArticleHolder extends Page {
static $db = array(
static $has_one = array(

static $allowed_children = array('ArticlePage');

class ArticleHolder_Controller extends Page_Controller {
function rss() {
$rss = new RSSFeed($this->Children(), $this->Link(), "BBY News");


the blog module sorts by date but i cant seem to be able to figure out how to do it with the news page



11 June 2011 at 11:44am Community Member, 61 Posts

Hi Henry,

A function like this one should work (in your ArticleHolder controller) :

function GetArticles() {
return DataObject::get("ArticlePage", "", "Date DESC", "", "");}

(assuming $Date is the name of your date field in your ArticlePage db)

Then, in your page, you can retrieve your posts within a <% control GetArticles %> loop.