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How to change Content before saving?

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Community Member, 50 Posts

8 March 2009 at 9:00am

Im want to make post editor for Page Content (for good typography, like set up right dashes and quotes), i may call it every time i render page, but better and quicker solution is change Content before saving. So how i may do it?
Thank you.


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

8 March 2009 at 11:53am

You can define a onBeforeWrite function on your page type. Eg if you want to edit the page content before you write to the database you would need to add this to your mysite/code/Page.php in the Page class

function onBeforeWrite() {
// do something

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