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ChurchDude

Community Member, 19 Posts

22 August 2011 at 12:38pm

Hello,

I am attempting to use the SimplePicasaGallery module and pull content to another page. I'm a bit of a silverstripe noob so be warned.

I have the following in a theme template. I created a SimplePicasaGallery page named "pics". I'm attempted to pull one of the functions and display photo thumbs. I can't get any of the functions in the page_controller to call from the control tag for the template. In this case I'm tyring to call PIcasaAlbumList which should have a $Thumb url that would be displayed. However the following code does not display anything.

Note: If I go to the pics page everything displays so I know it is working.

Here's my code:
<% control Page(pics) %>
<% control PicasaAlbumList %>
      <a href='$Top.Link/viewalbum/$Id'>
         <img src="$Thumb" alt="$Description" <% if ShowDescription %>title="$Description"<% end_if %>/>
      </a>
   <% end_control %>
<% end_control %>

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MagicUK

Community Member, 60 Posts

22 August 2011 at 8:56pm

Are you sure that 'pics' is the URL segment of the picasa page? Double check 'meta data' tab. My hunch is it might be something else?

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ChurchDude

Community Member, 19 Posts

23 August 2011 at 12:37am

Its pics. I purposely named it to make it easy. :)

So what am I missing to make this work?

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MagicUK

Community Member, 60 Posts

23 August 2011 at 12:49am

Edited: 23/08/2011 12:49am

Try putting something like this in the controller for the page you want to bring the picassa page into:

   function ShowPicsPage(){
         $get = DataObject::get_one('TheClassNameOfYourPicassaPicsPage', "URLSegment = 'pics'");
         return new TheNameOfThePicasa_Controller($get);
   }

Then in your template:

<% control ShowPicsPage %>
<% control PicasaAlbumList %>
<a href='$Top.Link/viewalbum/$Id'>
<img src="$Thumb" alt="$Description" <% if ShowDescription %>title="$Description"<% end_if %>/>
</a>
<% end_control %>
<% end_control %>

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ChurchDude

Community Member, 19 Posts

26 August 2011 at 12:55am

Sweet!!!

It works. Thanks Magic. I have learned something more about Silverstripe!!!

:)