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grilldan

Community Member, 135 Posts

29 September 2008 at 5:12pm

Edited: 29/09/2008 7:40pm

What I am trying to do is to get the last 5 forum topics, and the first 80characters of their topic text.

		<% if InSection(home) %>
		  <div id="last_topics">
			<!-- get last topics-->
            	<% if LatestPosts %>
      				<% control LatestPosts(5) %>
      						<h2>Latest Questions</h2>
						<h3>$Title</h3>
      						<p>$Content.LimitWordCount(80)</p>
      				<% end_control %>
      			<% else %>
      				<h2>No Latest Questions</h2>
				<h3>No Title</h3>
      				<p>No content</p>
      			<% end_if %>
		  </div>
		<% end_if %>

I'm guessing something like that, but that code doesn't work.

**edit**

I got it working, now I'm trying to take out the bbcode, or parse it.

I was working with this code to try to get it to parse.

		require_once('HTML/HTMLBBCodeParser.php');
		$this->content = DataObject::get('Post', '', 'Created DESC', '', (int)$limit);
		$this->content = (string)$this->content;
		$parser = new SSHTMLBBCodeParser();
		$parser->setText($this->content);
		$parser->parse();
		echo $parser->getParsed();

**edit**
Found what I needed here. Parse the code in the .ss file :)
http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=pear:bbcodeparser

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Nivanka

Community Member, 400 Posts

29 September 2008 at 10:39pm

This is not difficult,
Just see the codes of the Latest Forum Post Widget