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check for widgets in template


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marcink

23 March 2009 at 9:08am Community Member, 89 Posts

hi,

i only want to include the sidebar template, when i have assigned a widget to a page...

now i only have an include statement <% include Sidebar %> in my templates. how can i check if i have to include the sidebar or not?

thanks

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Double-A-Ron

25 March 2009 at 5:41pm Community Member, 604 Posts

I do this with one of my custom page types by adding a checkbox to the "Behaviours" tab in the CMS.

CustomPage.php

class CustomPage extends Page {

   static $db = array(
      'DisplaySidebar' => 'Boolean'
   );
   
   static $defaults = array(
      'DisplaySidebar' => true
   );

function getCMSFields() {
$fields->addFieldToTab( 'Root.Behaviour', new CheckboxField('DisplaySidebar', 'Display Sidebar?') );
}
}

Then in my template:

<% if DisplaySidebar %>
<% include Sidebar %>
<% end_if %>

Cheers
Aaron

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marcink

26 March 2009 at 8:21am Community Member, 89 Posts

cool, thanks a lot. that helps :)