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Displaying latest gallery images on the homepage

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Community Member, 110 Posts

6 October 2008 at 9:14pm


On my homepage, I have the 3 newest articles from my "news" and "blog" pages, but would also like to show the 3 newest pages from my gallery.

class NewHomePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {
	function LatestNews() {
		$news = DataObject::get_one("ArticleHolder");
		return ($news) ? DataObject::get("ArticlePage", "ParentID = $news->ID", "Date DESC", "", 3) : false;

However the method used above (taken from the tutorials on the Silverstripe website) simply doesn't work for the GalleryPages.

Any suggestions

Thanks (as always)


Community Member, 63 Posts

6 October 2008 at 9:41pm

Hi I have started working on this : the GalleryFolder page type is an example of gallery images being displayed on a parent page. The only problem with this is that the ChildGalleries function gives a hard job to the server when images have not been resized yet by sub galleries. Complete package with template is available on my jquery gallery module implementation

 * Defines the GalleryFolder page type
class GalleryFolder extends Page {
   static $db = array(
   static $has_one = array(
//   static $allowed_children = array('GalleryPage', '');
class GalleryFolder_Controller extends Page_Controller {
 function ChildGalleries( ) {
  $ChildGalleries = DataObject::get("GalleryPage", "ParentID =  " . $this->ID);
  //? DataObject::get("ArticlePage", "ParentID = $news->ID", "Date DESC", "", $num) : false
  return ($ChildGalleries) ;
function init() {


<div id="ImageGalleryFolder"><ul>
<% control ChildGalleries %>
 	<li><a href="$Link" alt="$Parent.Title">
 <% if CurrentGalleryItems %>
			<% control GalleryItems(1) %>
	<img src="$ThumbnailURL" alt="$Parent.Title" title="$Parent.Title" />
			<% end_control %> 
<% end_if %>
</a> </li>
 <% end_control %>