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Community Member, 29 Posts

27 April 2012 at 8:15am

I'm using the below function to bring in the image, title, link, pubDate, and description of a blog entry to use in a SilverStripe template.

Each blog entry has multiple categories but it ALWAYS has at least 1 of the following 2 categories: "THINK Blog", "THINK Magazine" so for example it'll always be [THINK Blog, category 2, category 3, etc.] or [THINK Magazine, category 2, category 3, etc.].

I need to know if the blog entry has either the THINK Blog or the THINK Magazine category and depending on which value it has add a class to the template using a $category variable so I can style it a specific way. Any help would be great.

function getFirstPost($category = '') {
	$doc = new DOMDocument();
	$doc->load('http://' . $_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'] . '/feed/');

		$node = $doc->getElementsByTagName('item')->item(0);
	$content = $node->getElementsByTagNameNS('','encoded')->item(0)->nodeValue;

	$image = '';
	if($matches) {
		$image = $matches[0];

    $itemRSS = array (
		'title' => $node->getElementsByTagName('title')->item(0)->nodeValue,
		//'pubDate' => $node->getElementsByTagName('pubDate')->item(0)->nodeValue,
		'pubDate' => date("m / d / Y",strtotime($node->getElementsByTagName('pubDate')->item(0)->nodeValue)),
		'description' => $node->getElementsByTagName('description')->item(0)->nodeValue,
		'link' => $node->getElementsByTagName('link')->item(0)->nodeValue,
		'image' => $image

	return new ArrayData($itemRSS);


Community Member, 107 Posts

29 April 2012 at 6:31pm

can i have a look at post.php & PostsHolder.php . The files you use for the "blog"


Community Member, 29 Posts

29 April 2012 at 10:26pm

The blog is a WordPress installation. Does that help? I forgot to mention that.