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Use content from About Us page on a section of Homepage


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doubleedesign

Community Member, 19 Posts

12 October 2010 at 11:53pm

What I am trying to do is somewhat similar to the news section in the tutorial, only without the Holder, sort of.

Basically I have an about-us page, and I want the content from that to also appear on the homepage (which also has other things on it). I'm a beginner with SilverStripe so I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to do this, so any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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swaiba

Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

13 October 2010 at 12:17am

Edited: 13/10/2010 12:37am

in the hompepage controller...

function AboutUsContent()
{
$doAboutUsPage = DataObject::get_one('Page',"URLSegment = '<url segment of aboutus page>'");
if ($doAboutUsPage) return $doAboutUsPage->Content;
else return 'No About Us Page';
}

add this in your homepage template...

$AboutUsContent

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ttyl

Community Member, 114 Posts

13 October 2010 at 7:56am

Edited: 13/10/2010 10:36am

if you want to select the page from the CMS you can do something like this...

	static $has_one = array(
		'Page' => 'Page'
	);
  
	function getCMSFields() {
		$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
		
		$tablefield_page = new HasOneDataObjectManager(
			$this,
			'Page',
			'Page',
			array('Title' => 'Title'),
			'getCMSFields_forPopup'
		);

		$tablefield_page->setPermissions(array());

		$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Page', $tablefield_page);

		return $fields;
	}// getCMSFields

....

	function getPageContent(){
		return DataObject::get_by_id('Page', $this->PageID);
	}// getPageContent

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swaiba

Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

13 October 2010 at 8:56am

nice:)

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ttyl

Community Member, 114 Posts

13 October 2010 at 9:34am

also allows you to create shell pages with different permissions.

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doubleedesign

Community Member, 19 Posts

13 October 2010 at 1:19pm

Thanks swaiba, that looks perfect, but I can't quite get it going, it's just returning "No About Us Page."With my limited knowledge of PHP the error is probably right under my nose.

function AboutUsContent() {
	$doAboutUsPage = DataObject::get_one('Page',"URLSegment = '/about-us/'");
	if ($doAboutUsPage) return $doAboutUsPage->$Content;
	else return 'No About Us Page';
	}

Since it's returning the else condition fine, I'm guessing my URLSegment is wrong? I tried searching for how it should be written but haven't found anything specific enough to this issue.

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

13 October 2010 at 4:25pm

Or skip over the PHP and in your homepage template just do

<% control Page(about-us) %>
$Content
<% end_control %>

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doubleedesign

Community Member, 19 Posts

13 October 2010 at 4:45pm

Thank you so much Willr, that's absolutely perfect and will come in handy a few more times on this site too! Thank you!

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