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Multiple column content areas


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redactuk

30 September 2009 at 11:31am (Last edited: 30 September 2009 11:33am), Community Member, 117 Posts

I've been using SS for a month now and I'm getting the hang of it. On one site I've just finished I've created a sidebar for lower level pages to effectively create two columns, but with that in the Admin area I had 'Content' editor then editor below it for 'Sidebar'.

Question: I want a home page with 3 columns. I can see how to create 3 new columns but what do I do with existing 'Content' section? Can I someone remove that from a custom HomePage or do I HAVE to use existing area as one of my 3 columns and change caption in Admin area from 'Content' to say 'Column 1' ?

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b0bro

30 September 2009 at 12:08pm Community Member, 38 Posts

Hi dude, have a look at this http://doc.silverstripe.org/doku.php?id=getcmsfields&s=remove%20field

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redactuk

30 September 2009 at 12:26pm (Last edited: 30 September 2009 12:27pm), Community Member, 117 Posts

Excellent, thank you!

but just to be clear, if I add

// remove the content text area
$fields->removeFieldFromTab("Root.Content.Main","Content");

Within my HomePage.php (that extends Page), I'm just removing the visibility of Content within context of the Home page Not from all other page types?

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b0bro

30 September 2009 at 8:27pm (Last edited: 30 September 2009 8:28pm), Community Member, 38 Posts

Yes thats right,

It goes both ways, for example if you use, on page.php

$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content", new TextField("ExtraContent", "Extra Content"));

it would appear on everypage that extends page. For example the following page would have ExtraContent

class ExamplePage extends Page {
function getCMSFields() {
    $fields = parent::getCMSFields(); //This is the magic
    return $fields;
   }
}