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Are Arrayed CMSFields Possible?

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Community Member, 136 Posts

7 September 2011 at 3:02pm


I can't think of the right terminology to search the documentation/ interweb for a solution so I thought I'd ask here.

I want to extend the Page class so CMS users can upload and place images on a page (which gives us more control over where they place images compared to just inserting them into the HTML editor.)

Each image would need:
1. An upload field
2. A dropdown for placement (i.e. left, right, top, bottom)
3. A caption

However I want users to be able to do this for as many images as they want. I could create (for example) 6 groups of image fields but this would look cluttered on the CMS, and there's always the chance a user wants to add 8 images.

The ideal solution would be to have a tab that creates a new set of fields every time an image is added.

Is this possible?



Forum Moderator, 5521 Posts

7 September 2011 at 8:50pm

Well you could represent those fields as a dataobject then attach a has_many relationship between your Page class and that new Dataobject.

Tutorial 5 covers the basics of dataobjects and relations:


Community Member, 136 Posts

8 September 2011 at 9:17am

Thanks Will - that's what I'm after. Just couldn't think of the right search terms.