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  • bunheng
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    SilverStripe Themes Creation Link to this post


    I have been trying to many time to work on new themes for SilverStripe, I have some doubt come to my head regarding labeling the section of themes. I checked the themes come silverstripe, I found they have the following section:

    1. $Navigation
    2. $Footer
    3. $Sidebar

    I would like to know is it possible if we use another name instead such as

    1. $mainmenus
    2. $bottom
    3. $leftpanel

    i have tried but it doesn't work.

    Please help.

  • Willr
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    5511 Posts

    Re: SilverStripe Themes Creation Link to this post

    Do you mean defining new content areas? Well the themes don't support adding new fields to the CMS so you have to either stick with the fields defined in the other themes ($SiteConfig vars, $Content, $Title) and then hard code sidebars and any of your new panels. You may then want to provide instructions for users on to how to add new fields to the CMS


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