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Pre-defined elements on a Page


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bartvanirsel

Community Member, 96 Posts

30 March 2010 at 12:35am

Hi,

I have a question which can be more seen as a system design question for Silerstripe.
I posted the question in the templates part before but i probably didn't get an answer because it's only partly about templates.

Situation:
All the pages in my site contain predefined items. With items i mean content with certain css values or flash in them
which can not be easiliy administered using tinymce. An item for example can be a full width image with Sifr text on top,
a flash movie in a flash movie player, 5 images next to each other, one image with text next to it which is Sifred etc.

All the elements are predefined and i need to be able to order them and administer them when i select the page in Silverstripe.

Posible solution?
Should i use Widgets for this? As they are orderable and could contain all the predefined items?
Is it better to let a page contain sub data model items which are visible in the site tree? (could be re-ordered there)
Or is the best solution to extend Page and add some kind of options for administiring and reordering the predefined items in there?

Hope you understand the question; if not let me know!

Best regards,

Bart