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Using variables within the CMS HTMLField


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VanceK

14 January 2011 at 6:04am Community Member, 17 Posts

Is is possible to enter a $SiteConfig variable within the text entered in the Content field of the CMS that will display that variable's value when the page is generated? I know how to use the variables in a template, but I wish to insert variables within the content itself.

Thanks for any help that is offered.

Vance

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Howard

14 January 2011 at 11:49am Community Member, 215 Posts

Hey there welcome to SilverStripe.

Yea there a few ways to do it - best option is to use a shortcode, see;
[url]http://doc.silverstripe.org/shortcodes[/url]
[url]http://www.ssbits.com/tutorials/2010/2-4-using-short-codes-to-embed-a-youtube-video/[/url]

You may find that's not quite what you're after and might want to try this:
[url]http://doc.silverstripe.org/recipes:customising-content-in-your-templates[/url]

Hope that helps :)

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VanceK

14 January 2011 at 1:21pm Community Member, 17 Posts

Beautiful, Howard! Works like a charm! Thank you so much!

-Vance