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Tutorial 1 :: Doesn't Work

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28 January 2009 at 8:09am Community Member, 14 Posts

Right, I have tried this twice now. I am using 2.3 RC2.

Creating a New Page Type.

I have created a new folder called 'code' in the tutorial template folder, added the HomePage and run the db flush. Nothing happens. Has 2.3 changed the way this works. Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong please.




28 January 2009 at 8:24am 4085 Posts

The code folder should be a peer to the templates folder, not its child. Can you post the code you're using?


28 January 2009 at 8:56am Community Member, 14 Posts

OK, still confused. I am using the code from the tutorial.


Where should the code folder be?


28 January 2009 at 9:09am Community Member, 14 Posts

I should add that I did the tutorial install on xampp. I didn't install the the tutorial package. I already have 3 servers on my laptop. XAMPP/Rails/Django. Really do not need a 4th.


29 January 2009 at 2:51am Community Member, 14 Posts

Can anyone help with this?


29 January 2009 at 7:01am 4085 Posts

The code folder belongs in tutorial.. should already be there, though, right?



29 January 2009 at 10:53am (Last edited: 29 January 2009 10:56am), 10 Posts

go to your "C:\xampp\htdocs\silverstripe\tutorial\code" folder and duplicate the page.php, if you copy pasted it (ctrl+c, ctrl+v) it will be renamed "Copy of Page.php" rename is to homepage.php then open the file in your editor...I use jEdit -=)

"class Page extends SiteTree" becomes -> "class HomePage extends SiteTree"
"class Page_Controller extends ContentController" becomes -> "class HomePage_Controller extends ContentController"

ok now go to your templates folder and make your dup the to for how, then edit it after the flushes)

Flush your DB. "(mysite)/db/build?flush=1"
Flush your CMS "?flush=1"

when you login to the CMS under page type your going to see HomePage.

So if you want to know what you did? I got no idea
You dont have to name is HomePage you can name it any thing just as long as the php class names match.
Also the first time I tried this, during the DB flush I got some errors. I just did it over again and it worked.
Please tell me if this works so I can set up a tutorial -=)


10 February 2009 at 12:23pm Community Member, 4 Posts

Doesn't work for me. The "change to HomePage" doesn't appear in the CMS. I have been trying to fix this for a almost a week with no success. Using Mac OS X 10.5, MAMP localhost:8888 and SilverStripe v 2.2.3.

Please help me!


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