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Is there a link form field?


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2 September 2011 at 1:10pm Community Member, 10 Posts

I'm building out the data layer of a new page type and I want editors to be able to have an isolated field for a link to a page. It can either be an external link or an internal link to another CMS-managed page. Is there some sort of link field type? I'm reviewing and don't see one.

Ryan M.

2 September 2011 at 2:25pm Community Member, 309 Posts

You could use a TextField to allow people to enter a http://www link into it. Other than that you'd have to extend FormField and create your own field type to handle links.


21 March 2012 at 12:42am Community Member, 11 Posts


I was wondering if this has changed since last year?



21 March 2012 at 1:51am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

No and it's quite easy to goto the api docs and view the children of Formfield to get the answer - or just have a look in "sapphire\forms".

What's wrong with teh previous solution?


21 March 2012 at 1:08pm Community Member, 11 Posts

Hi Swaiba,

I'm still learning my way through SS.

The redirect page already has a field of this type so I'm just going to try to reuse that same code, and perhaps create a new custom field.

I'll post my findings soon.


Martin D.

26 September 2012 at 3:36am Community Member, 21 Posts

I think Rodolfo's question is legitimate. Silverstripe really should have a single field for internal and external links.

Rodolfo, any news on your custom field?


11 July 2013 at 6:37pm Community Member, 46 Posts

For anyone else who is looking for something like this still...

Martin D.

12 July 2013 at 12:46am Community Member, 21 Posts

Looks good, thanks SheaDawson