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SS3: Metadata like dropdowns in CMS

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Community Member, 49 Posts

24 October 2012 at 2:04am

Edited: 24/10/2012 2:07am

Hi all

I love the metadata drop down, but how do I create my own or how do I move its position?

I presume this is the reason I can not add tabs to a CustomSiteConfig because these drop downs are the way forward?


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

24 October 2012 at 8:16pm

You can add tabs fine. The metadata accordion is a special field (ToggleCompositeField -


Community Member, 49 Posts

24 October 2012 at 9:26pm

Edited: 24/10/2012 9:29pm

Thank you for the ToggleCompositeField.

I am sure tabs do not work in a CustomSiteConfig as I have copied and pasted the syntax. so I had this working input:

$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new TextField("FooterTitle1", "Title First"));

And change the "Main" to the tab name...

$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Footer", new TextField("FooterTitle1", "Title First"));

...brings up no tab (and no error). Should I report this as a bug?