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When adding a page in the CMS I would like the page to appear at the top


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11 September 2012 at 6:19am (Last edited: 11 September 2012 6:03pm), Community Member, 76 Posts


When I add a new page in the CMS, I would like the newly added page to go to the top of the list in the tree view. At the moment it goes to the bottom.

I have downloaded the DOM in which I see there is a SortableDataObject module. However I am looking for a lightweight solution and suspect that there is a lot of code in this module which is not needed for this particular issue.

Does anyone know of a lightweight solution?

Simply adding

static $default_sort = 'Sort DESC';


static $default_sort = 'ID DESC';

beneath the line

class Page extends SiteTree{

in mysite/code/page.php

does not appear to work after I rebuild the database and flush the CMS page.

The new page still gets added to the bottom.

I hope I do not have to instruct my client to drag and drop every page.

Apologies if I have overlooked something obvious here.


PS. I am using Version 2.4 because my client is stuck with hosting which only supports PHP 5.2.


11 September 2012 at 9:00am (Last edited: 11 September 2012 6:04pm), Community Member, 76 Posts


Please note that I am not looking for a different sort capability here as such. All I really want to do is make the newly added page in the CMS appear at the top of the existing list of pages rather than at the bottom. I still want to be able to use drag and drop in the CMS. As done currently, I need the pages in the front-end menus to appear in the same order as they appear in the back-end CMS treeview.