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how to override $defaults with add_extension?

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Community Member, 28 Posts

21 October 2009 at 11:54pm

Is it possible to override the defaults array of a page type using add_extension?

I want to use the blog module as a kind of press-archive and set ProvideComments to false without hacking the module (->future upgrades)

this is what i tried and its not working:

in mysite/_config.php:
DataObject::add_extension('BlogEntry', 'BlogEntryExtension'); 

in mysite/code/BlogEntryExtension.php:
class BlogEntryExtension extends DataObjectDecorator {
	public static $defaults = array(
		"ProvideComments" => false,
		'ShowInMenus' => false


Forum Moderator, 801 Posts

2 November 2009 at 8:33am

You can't override statics like this, please use the extraStatics() method.