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19 May 2010 at 7:31am
In my templates, how would I add specific page control by ID rather than URL? eg.
<% control Page(PageID) %>
<% control ChildrenOf(PageID) %>
On a couple of occasions a client will inadvertently break these links by changing the page title (and/or the meta title) - so controlling by URL is not always ideal.
19 May 2010 at 6:26pm
You could write a function that does that for you quite easily.
Place this in your Page class:
return DataObject::get_by_id("SiteTree", (int)$id);
Then in your template you can access pages by id like this:
<% control PageById(1) %>$Title<% end_control %>
12 June 2010 at 10:28am
thank you this has helped me out a lot.
30 June 2010 at 8:57am
You can also just simply use the ID in place of the URLSegment,ie:
<% control childrenOf(20) %>
25 July 2014 at 2:33pm Last edited: 25 July 2014 2:34pm
This looks like the sort of code I need too. I have ids that are returning dynamically created page numbers but i really need the page name or something (someone helped me with this and its in the Navigation.ss file). My problem is I don't know where to add the code suggested on the forum. (I'm a designer muddling through!) Does it go under Template>layouts Page.ss or in the includes .ss files somewhere or in the code> page.php file? I really have no idea!
Would appreciate the clarification,
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