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Community Member, 89 Posts

23 March 2009 at 9:08am


i only want to include the sidebar template, when i have assigned a widget to a page...

now i only have an include statement <% include Sidebar %> in my templates. how can i check if i have to include the sidebar or not?



Community Member, 607 Posts

25 March 2009 at 5:41pm

I do this with one of my custom page types by adding a checkbox to the "Behaviours" tab in the CMS.


class CustomPage extends Page {

	static $db = array(
		'DisplaySidebar' => 'Boolean'
	static $defaults = array(
		'DisplaySidebar' => true

function getCMSFields() {
$fields->addFieldToTab( 'Root.Behaviour', new CheckboxField('DisplaySidebar', 'Display Sidebar?') );

Then in my template:

<% if DisplaySidebar %>
         <% include Sidebar %>
<% end_if %>



Community Member, 89 Posts

26 March 2009 at 8:21am

cool, thanks a lot. that helps :)