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How do I restrict user from creating new Pages directly under Site Content?

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Community Member, 2 Posts

31 August 2009 at 3:41am

I mean, it's possible for locations at other levels because I can override the canCreate method of that specific container page type.
But if directly under Site Content. There is no way for me to restrict user creating pages there. If a user can create a certain page type, then he can create as many instances as he wants along with the Home page and the 404 page.
Is there anyway I can solve this?

Thanks :>


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

31 August 2009 at 9:15am

But if directly under Site Content...

Can you override canCreate() on the main Page.php file? I would have thought if you defined a function on that it would work for all the levels.


Community Member, 3 Posts

6 June 2010 at 3:50am

Try this code in pages.php, it allows page creation under Site Content only for Administrators...

public function onBeforeWrite() {
if (!$this->ParentID) {
user_error('Cannot create new page at top level', E_USER_ERROR);


Community Member, 253 Posts

6 June 2010 at 11:06am

@Munhoz: Why would you put that in the onBeforeWrite method, rather than the canCreate method as willr suggested?


Community Member, 3 Posts

6 June 2010 at 11:22am

I was unable to find the 'ParentID' field of the new page, or another way to check the page level, in the CanCreate method.
Then i created this code from different code examples and it worked!

Ps. I am a newbie in SilverStripe, dont know much about the programming part.