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Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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Add a DataObject Type to the WYSIWG Link Selector

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Community Member, 52 Posts

31 October 2009 at 4:51am

I'd like the ability for the CMS user to add link to a particular [dataObject] when editing page content.

Is it possible to add a DataObject Type to the WYSIWYG Link Selector? For example: I've create an "Authors" Class which extends DataObject.

The CMS user would click the TinyMCE link icon, which opens the right frame sidebar. Currently the Link Selector reads the following radio boxes:

Link To:

+ Page On Site
+ Another Website
+ Anchor
+ ...

I would like to add "Author" to this radio selection, and then pop down a list of authors similar to the "Page On Site" feature.

Any ideas? :)


Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

31 October 2009 at 5:07am

That's a stretch, considering that DataObject subclasses don't have links by default. You can give them a Link() function, but that assumes you've set up a framework for displaying them on your holder page.

Anything's possible, though. I would love to see Silverstripe open up that part of the CMS a little more. Right now it's just a black box.


Community Member, 63 Posts

31 October 2009 at 5:30am

"Right now it's just a black box."

considering your contribution to Silverstripe, UncleCheese, you've already fallen in that mysterious black box.

Is it really that black in there ? How do we get in ? any light out ? Anyway my customers don't care they think it's fun :)


Community Member, 52 Posts

31 October 2009 at 10:16am

I see. I'll check into this when time avails!