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Automatically add widget to page type?

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Community Member, 20 Posts

1 June 2008 at 7:40pm

Hi, I'm trying to extend a page type (such as BlogEntry, GalletyPage etc.) to have a specific widget added by default (immediately after creation).
I don't want to integrate it into the *.ss-file, as it should still be possible to remove it in the CMS widget area if needed.

Any ideas where I should start looking how to realize this?



Community Member, 37 Posts

1 June 2008 at 7:51pm

Edited: 01/06/2008 7:52pm

Hi Blynx

If you have a look at blog/code/BlogHolder.php function requireDefaultRecords() you will see the code that adds the 3 widgets automatically when you install the Blog module

$widgetarea = new WidgetArea();

$blogholder->SideBarID = $widgetarea->ID;
$blogholder->publish("Stage", "Live");

$managementwidget = new BlogManagementWidget();
$managementwidget->ParentID = $widgetarea->ID;

$tagcloudwidget = new TagCloudWidget();
$tagcloudwidget->ParentID = $widgetarea->ID;

$archivewidget = new ArchiveWidget();
$archivewidget->ParentID = $widgetarea->ID;


So you should be able add widgets using this code providing you create a suitable object, in this case the object is $blogholder.
Never tried it but that's the theory...