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14 November 2009 at 5:27pm (Last edited: 14 November 2009 5:36pm), Community Member, 165 Posts

I'm confused...

In the [url=]SilverStripe template basic theme tutorial[/url], we are told to change the behavior of the page that we would like to be homepage to use the template through the drop-down list. However I only have three items on the list for my theme, none of which says 'HomePage' -- is it just me or what's going on? Can anybody help here?

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14 November 2009 at 10:13pm Community Member, 202 Posts

The tutorial says: "To illustrate how we do this, we will create a new template for the homepage."

You will have to create it yourself and then flush the database etc. It is all explained in there.


14 November 2009 at 10:30pm Community Member, 165 Posts

Thanks for your response Yurigoul - got me looking things over again more carefully. Have added the HomePage.php file to mysite/code. However when I click the link [url=http://localhost/dev/build?flush=1]http://localhost/dev/build?flush=1[/url] I get a 404 page! My development address for my site is http://localhost/Sites/SilverStripe/?flush=1, so I'm wondering if this is a factor? Do you have any further pointers?


14 November 2009 at 11:26pm Community Member, 901 Posts

Your URL would then be : http://localhost/Sites/SilverStripe/dev/build?flush=1

Always append the /dev/build to the URL of your SilverStripe install.


15 November 2009 at 11:31am Community Member, 165 Posts

Thanks! That sorted it!


9 March 2010 at 11:17pm (Last edited: 9 March 2010 11:19pm), Community Member, 4 Posts

Hi All

In the SilverStripe template basic theme tutorial, I did as the guide however home page not change theme (path \themes\tutorial\templates and a copy at themes\tutorial\templates\layout)
<div id="Banner">
<img src="themes/tutorial/images/welcome.png" alt="Homepage image" />
<div id="Content" class="typography">

I was tried run /dev/build?flush=1 and dev/build?flush=all but it was not run theme Can you help me? (SS version 2.3.6)

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9 March 2010 at 11:41pm Community Member, 323 Posts


Have you created a HomePage page type as explained in the tutorial and assigned it to your Home Page?

Also, don’t put in \templates.

Hope it helps,


10 March 2010 at 4:20am (Last edited: 10 March 2010 4:37am), Community Member, 4 Posts

thanks Juan

as image ss.png. I created HomePage page type and assigned it to my Home Page. I was deleted in \templates. Only have at \templates\layout. but home page also not show welcome image.

help me please,

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