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$allowed_children stopped working!

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Community Member, 12 Posts

18 August 2011 at 1:42pm

Edited: 18/08/2011 1:45pm

Hi Guys,

This is driving me nuts.

Full code is

class ProblemPage extends GardenPage
	static $allowed_children = array("Page", "QuestionPage");

	static $has_many = array (
		'Problems' => 'Problem'
	public function getCMSFields()
		$f = parent::getCMSFields();
		$f->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Problems", new DataObjectManager(
			array('Name' => 'Name','Tags' => 'Tags', 'DOMThumbnail' => 'Thumbnail'),
		return $f;

class ProblemPage_Controller extends GardenPage_Controller {

All page types display in the dropdown and you are able to create any one of them.. the code has no effect.

I'm using the latest silverstripe version. and the code was working before!

No idea why it's not working anymore!

If anyone could help, that would be awesome!


Forum Moderator, 1377 Posts

18 August 2011 at 11:27pm

Adding a pagetype to the $allowed_children array, will add all its subclasses as well. so by adding 'Page' you effectively allow all pagetypes that extend Page. To avoid that, you need to prefix the pagetype with an *:

static $allowed_children = array("*Page", "QuestionPage");