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  • keschrich
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    Selecting side bar blocks per page. Link to this post

    I have a sidebar on my website which contains a set of blocks. These blocks are basically just a single link (i.e. "Download White Papers" or "Request a Demo"). Some pages need to have some of the blocks visible, other pages have different blocks. After reading http://doc.silverstripe.org/doku.php?id=tutorial:5-dataobject-relationship-management and http://www.ssbits.com/create-a-static-sidebar/ it seemed as though it would be fairly simple to create a new page type called SideBarItem, and add a has_many to the Page class.

    I'm having a couple of problems though. First off, if I click "add" in the complex table field, I get an error stating that the function SideBarItem() is not defined. I can still however create pages of type SideBarItem in the site tree and get them to show up in the table though. Unfortunately when I do this, the check box to associate it with the page is disabled and cannot be clicked.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated (I am a newbie- sorry..)

    My code:


    class Page extends SiteTree {
    public static $has_many = array( 'SidebarItems' => 'SidebarItem' );

    public function getCMSFields() {
    $fields = parent::getCMSFields();

    $tablefield = new HasManyComplexTableField(
    'Title' => 'Title',

    $tablefield->setAddTitle('A SidebarItem');
    $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.SidebarItems', $tablefield);

    return $fields;



    class SidebarItem extends Page {

    class SidebarItem_Controller extends Page_Controller {


    Obviously nothing special for SidebarItem..


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