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[solved] Latest posts custom function

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Community Member, 148 Posts

13 August 2009 at 12:35pm

Edited: 14/08/2009 7:09am

Hi, I want to include the latest forum posts on a page outside the forum.

this gets me the actual post data I need (title, content,create date):

public function LatestIdeas() {

  	return DataObject::get("Post","","ID desc","",5);


But I also want to include the Author name along with this....can anyone help with this??


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

13 August 2009 at 5:59pm

A post has a relationship with a member namely a author ID. So you can do $Author in the template gets you the Author object then you can do things like $Author.Nickname to get their nickname


Community Member, 148 Posts

14 August 2009 at 7:10am

Edited: 14/08/2009 7:10am

Thanks will.
It all seems so straightforward when someone else spells it out for you....:)