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Replace CMS field name and change field type


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25 February 2013 at 3:52pm Community Member, 16 Posts

I've searched the docs but couldn't find it.

I want to change the name of the CMS field "Content" to something else and also change the HtmlEditorField to a textField.



25 February 2013 at 10:09pm Community Member, 146 Posts

The easiest way to do it is in your Page class getCMSFields(), untested:

public function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
$fields->removeByName('Content'); // Might be 'Root.Content' or 'Root.Main.Content', not sure which
$fields->insertAfter(new TextField('Content', 'Your Field Name'), 'MenuTitle');
return $fields;

'Content' has a data type of 'HTMLText', but I think you should be okay to save standard text input into it. Not sure how to change its datatype if not.