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How to create a full homepages as demo

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Community Member, 2 Posts

19 March 2011 at 9:04am


My question is:

How to create homepages (as in the demo):

- Content
- Left box text
- Left Image
- Middle text box
- Middle Image
- Right text box
- Image Right

Thank you again



Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

19 March 2011 at 6:11pm

Have a read of tutorial 2. This covers how to add fields to pages. In the case of the demo it looks something like

class HomePage extends Page {
	static $db = array(
		"LeftBoxTxt" => "HTMLText",
		"MiddleBoxTxt" => "HTMLText",		
		"RightBoxTxt" => "HTMLText"

	static $has_one = array(
		'LeftBoxImg' => 'Image',
		'MiddleBoxImg' => 'Image',
		'RightBoxImg' => 'Image'
	function getCMSFields() {
		$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new HTMLEditorField("LeftBoxTxt","Left box text"));
		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new ImageField('LeftBoxImg', 'Left Image'));
		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new HTMLEditorField('MiddleBoxTxt','Middle box text'));
		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new ImageField('MiddleBoxImg', 'Middle Image'));
		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new HTMLEditorField('RightBoxTxt','Right box text'));
		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new ImageField('RightBoxImg', 'Right Image'));
		return $fields;

class HomePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {


But I recommend reading the 2nd SilverStripe tutorial ( to get to grips with what that code does.