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How can I add multiple columns to the home page?

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Community Member, 21 Posts

29 May 2010 at 9:29am

I am new to SS and the scripting language and I hope I don't have to be an expert to achieve this.

I just want to create a home page based on any existing template that has multiple columns in it where I can place clickable images and text in the columns. Is this hard? Are there any online tutorials where I might be able to get some help?

I do have an extensive coding background but not in the scripting language that SS uses nor PHP but I can follow a reasonable tutorial.

Any pointers appreciated.




Community Member, 57 Posts

29 May 2010 at 11:32am


Welcome to SilverStripe. This is really easy once you know how but you'll need to know how to do a few things, such as:
* Adding DB fields to a new page type
* Showing them in the CMS area
* Outputting them in the template

I'd consider looking through the tutorials - they're really good. #2 in particular should help, but start at #1!




Community Member, 21 Posts

4 June 2010 at 3:50pm

Thanks. I had hoped I hadn't need to delve in to the guts of the system but it seems like I have to. Oh well - set aside some time this weekend to dig in.