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Typing variables in the cms editor


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28 July 2009 at 5:17am (Last edited: 28 July 2009 5:19am), Community Member, 16 Posts

Is there any way to allow an editor to type a variable name into the TinyMCE editor content field and have Silverstripe parsing it from a function in my page controller?

For example:

* I have a function called VersionNumber in my Page_Controller class which fetches a products name and version number from some location and returns it. I also have a function named ReleaseDate which (yes) fetches and returns the ReleaseDate.

* An editor types "The most recent release is $VersionNumber which was released $ReleaseDate".

I want editors to be able to use the $VersionNumber and $ReleaseDate throughout the entire site so avoid manually updating something like this on several locations.

Is this possible? I've tried a few different things but haven't managed (the string $VersionNumber is written out in plain text).


28 July 2009 at 3:13pm Community Member, 215 Posts

Yea this isn't hard to do, have a look at [url][/url]


10 August 2009 at 1:04am Community Member, 16 Posts

Yay! Works like a charm. I've been searching for this without realizing there was a recipe about this.