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Community Member, 2 Posts

7 November 2008 at 12:11pm

Can PHP code be used in the template files AND/OR the "content" section of pages?



Community Member, 607 Posts

7 November 2008 at 3:25pm

Hi Freshnode,

No, PHP code cannot be using in ss template files at all. This, (in a way) forcers developers to adhere to the MVC way of doing things, so that templates are used only for what they are there for - presentation.

Any PHP logic you require needs to go into your page controllers. You can create a custom function in your controller like so:

function myFunction()
    // Any custom logic

    return 'This is my custom text';

Then all you need to do in your tempalte ss file is call that function like so:


Note that you don't need the divs.

Hope that helps. Please checkout the silverstripe tutorials for more:



Community Member, 2 Posts

11 November 2008 at 5:35am

Where do you or how do you create page controllers?

Thanks :)


Community Member, 470 Posts

11 November 2008 at 5:39am

In the files in /mysite/code/ directory. This is where the code for your page types are setup.

I'd suggest reading the tutorials like he linked, as it gives a good start.