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Widget in Footer.ss


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8 December 2014 at 4:40pm

I am wanting to including the lastest blog posts widget in my includes/footer.ss to display the lastest blogs posts there.

But for the life of me I can't get it to work.

I have:
silverstripe-blog
widgets
widget-latestposts

Latest posts display in my sidebar on all my pages. Yey. Did something right.

But I only just want to display the latest blog posts widget in footer, not all the sidebar widgets.

Have tried $LatestPosts etc etc - to no avail.

Silverstripe version 3.1.5

I read the widget github page: https://github.com/silverstripe/silverstripe-widgets

But the Rendering a widget individually puts my site in error once I put $SilverStripeFeed in my footer.ss

I am not sure if that page is current or not as :

s directed in the definition of SilverStripeFeed(), the Widget will be rendered through the WidgetHolder template. This is pre-defined at framework/templates/WidgetHolder.ss and simply consists of:

:::ss
<div class="WidgetHolder">
<h3>$Title</h3>
$Content
</div>
You can override the WidgetHolder.ss and Widget.ss templates in your theme too by adding WidgetHolder and Widget templates to themes/myThemeName/templates/Includes/

I had to put those files in templates includes from widget - but still did not work :(

I very eagerly hope there is a very easy fix to my problem.