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Uploading a file, and giving it a custom title

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Community Member, 25 Posts

21 February 2007 at 10:29am

Okay, I worked through this problem yesterday with Sam's direct help, so thought it might be worthwhile posting here for future reference...

Required: the ability to attach a downloadable document to a page, and to give it a 'friendly' name for displaying.

So, step 1, set up the Page class...


class Page extends SiteTree {
static $db = array(
"FileTitle" => "Text"
static $has_one = array(
"Download" => "File",
static $defaults = array(

function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Download", new TextField("FileTitle"));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Download", new FileIFrameField("Download"));
return $fields;


class Page_Controller extends ContentController {



...then, on the template...

<% if FileTitle %>
<a href="$Download.URL">$FileTitle</a>
<% end_if %>