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Extending a basic site


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Henry24

Community Member, 9 Posts

12 May 2011 at 6:33pm

hi guys,

I've used this tutorial to create a page a news page

http://doc.silverstripe.org/sapphire/en/tutorials/2-extending-a-basic-site

however I have a problem with the articleholder not displaying the pages sorted by descending date, rather its showing by how its sorted in the admin panel

this is the current code i use for the articleholder.php page

<?php
/**
 * Defines the ArticleHolder page type
 */
class ArticleHolder extends Page {
    static $db = array(
    );
    static $has_one = array(
    );
    
    static $allowed_children = array('ArticlePage');
}
  
class ArticleHolder_Controller extends Page_Controller {
     function rss() {
        $rss = new RSSFeed($this->Children(), $this->Link(), "BBY News");
        $rss->outputToBrowser();
    }
}
  
?>

the blog module sorts by date but i cant seem to be able to figure out how to do it with the news page

cheers

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stallain

Community Member, 68 Posts

11 June 2011 at 11:44am

Hi Henry,

A function like this one should work (in your ArticleHolder controller) :

function GetArticles() {
return DataObject::get("ArticlePage", "", "Date DESC", "", "");}

(assuming $Date is the name of your date field in your ArticlePage db)

Then, in your ArticleHolder.ss page, you can retrieve your posts within a <% control GetArticles %> loop.

Stan