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SilverStripe Themes Creation

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Community Member, 78 Posts

13 October 2010 at 10:08pm


I have been trying to many time to work on new themes for SilverStripe, I have some doubt come to my head regarding labeling the section of themes. I checked the themes come silverstripe, I found they have the following section:

1. $Navigation
2. $Footer
3. $Sidebar

I would like to know is it possible if we use another name instead such as

1. $mainmenus
2. $bottom
3. $leftpanel

i have tried but it doesn't work.

Please help.


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

14 October 2010 at 12:29am

Do you mean defining new content areas? Well the themes don't support adding new fields to the CMS so you have to either stick with the fields defined in the other themes ($SiteConfig vars, $Content, $Title) and then hard code sidebars and any of your new panels. You may then want to provide instructions for users on to how to add new fields to the CMS