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getTitle - Undefined property: Page::$Title


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7 October 2013 at 7:40am Community Member, 126 Posts

Hi, I have notied some strange behaviour within Silverstripe 3.1

I created some kind of Translation for a Page the following way:

class Page extends SiteTree {

   private static $db = array(
'Title_en' => "Varchar(255)",
'Content_en' => "HTMLText"

public function getTitle(){
if(i18n::get_locale() == 'de_DE'){
return $this->Title;
return $this->Title_en;

public function getContent(){
if(i18n::get_locale() == 'de_DE'){
return $this->Content;
return $this->Content_en;

This throws a Notice, as of "$this->Title" isn't known within getTitle(), but why?

Anyone any Ideas?


7 October 2013 at 8:40am Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

This is because PHP stops infinite recursion on magic methods. $this->Title would call $this->getTitle() which would call $this->Title which would call $this->getTitle() and so on.

Instead, use $this->getField('Title')