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Community Member, 1 Post

30 May 2007 at 11:03pm

Edited: 30/05/2007 11:03pm


I've just started experimenting with Silverstripe, and so far I'm very pleased with it.
I just found the need to have two columns in some pages, and would like to be able to edit the "left" and "right" content just as with any regular (single-column) page content.

What's the best way to do this?

Thanks in advance


Forum Moderator, 801 Posts

31 May 2007 at 5:20pm

Silverstripe doesn't limit you in this, just put in your content as pleased (e.g. $TagCloud in <div id="Sidebar">, and $Content in <div id="Content">). Use CSS to render those two divs as columns.

for a good css-layout-creator.


Forum Moderator, 922 Posts

31 May 2007 at 9:47pm

Edited: 31/05/2007 9:49pm

You'll want to create new HtmlEditorField(s), which are the same as the standard Content field.



class Page extends SiteTree {

static $db = array(
'RightContent' => 'Text'

function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Right', new HtmlEditorField('', 'Right Content'));
return $fields;


<div id="RightContent">

Note that I've added this HtmlEditorField into it's own tab. It's easier to use like this, since it's so large compared to say, a text field. :-)