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  • dacar
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    i have written a custom class to manage some news. The administration of the dataobjects works fine, but there are some optical limitations in the CMS. I have also tried to use the dataobject manager (successfully). But there were too many limitations in the HTMLTextEditor. Could anybody have a look at the attached image? The screenshot shows the problems in detail. The Screenshot is from IE8. With Firefox (3.x) it is the same problem.

    I am still not sure, what is the best way to manage data objects like 'news' in Silverstripe. Is it a good idea to save the complete contentblock of one news as HTMLText into one databasefield?

    Or is it a better way to build a relation like: One NEWS has many PARTS and one Part has one IMAGE

    |_ Part 1 - Image
    |_ Part 2
    |_ Part 3 - image

    Maybe someone will post some ideas, suggestions or examples? Is the an existing 'News'-Module?

    Here is my code from News.php:


    class News extends DataObject {
       static $singular_name = 'News';
       static $plural_name = 'News';
       static $db = array(
       'Headline' => 'Varchar(255)',
       'Subheadline' => 'Varchar(255)',
       'Copytext' => 'HTMLText',
       'Anzeigen' => 'Boolean'

       function getCMSFields_forPopup() {
          return new FieldSet(
             new TextField('Headline', 'Headline'),
             new TextField('Subheadline', 'Subheadline'),
             new SimpleHTMLEditorField('Copytext','Bitte Text eingeben', array(
                'css' => 'themes/css/editor.css',
                'insertUnorderedList' => true,
                'copy' => true,
                'justifyCenter' => false
             new CheckboxField('Anzeigen')
       static $searchable_fields = array (
       static $summary_fields = array(
       static $field_labels = array (


    class News_Controller extends DataObject {



    And here the code from NewsHolder.php:

       class NewsHolder extends Page {
       static $singular_name = 'News Ãœbersicht';
       static $plural_name = 'News Ãœbersichten';
       static $has_many = array(
          'News' => 'News'


    class NewsHolder_Controller extends Page_Controller {

       function init() {
       // Javascript und CSS für Mouse-Over-Effekte einlesen:


    Thanks a lot, carsten.

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