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21 December 2009 | |Tweet
When I develop SilverStripe sites, I usually get functionality working in the default theme blackcandy before getting it working in the final templates. This way, authors can start adding content and seeing how it looks on the page, and I can get early feedback about the functionality. Also, as a developer I get to see real content in the browser early in the process. So does the designer.Continue reading...
SnippetsUsing Dates in Foreign Languages
17 November 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
With all the translatable, i18n and other translation related stuff in silverstripe, I think more than one is wondering how to achieve something simple as using dates in a foreign language... Actually, it's ultra easy if you add this 2 lines in your silverstripe powered website.Continue reading...
26 April 2009 | |Tweet
Sometimes you may want a field to appear in pages of type Page but not in the other PageTypes which extend Page. To limit a field added via the function getCMSFields() is a simple case of adding an if() statement to test the current pages class.Continue reading...
14 April 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
When you want to create a DataObjectSet encompasing objects from all the current pages children you can do something like this
$pageIDs = $this->getDescendantIDList(); $ObjectSet = DataObject::get( "Object", "`ObjectPageID` IN (" . implode(",", $pageIDs) . ")" );Continue reading...
TutorialsWeb 2.0 Mirrored Images
2 November 2009 | |Tweet
Ever wanted to create the so-called 'web 2.0' mirrored images as you can see on http://www.dio5.com/portfolio/, without having to manually rotate and proces the image? Then this one is for you.
I have attached a fully working zip-package, but let's run through some of the code nonetheless.Continue reading...
11 April 2009 | |Tweet
Since I started learning SilverStripe I have come across a number of very useful documentation pages which were not very easy to find (at least not as easy as they could be). So here is a list of 10 official documentation pages which I always find myself referring back to.Continue reading...
2 August 2011 | | | Supports v2.4Tweet
Sometimes, in ModelAdmin, we want to be able to have a different default sort.
Specifically, like in cases where a has_one is the preferred sorting. For example, we have a warehouse. In our DataObjects, we have the object "Lanes", has_many Products. And we have Products, has_one "Lanes". When we're browsing our Products in the admin, we want to have them default sorted by their Lane, not their name.
Just saying default_sort = 'Lanes'; sadly does not do the job. It'll give you reddish-screens and stuff. Which is not what we like.
Here's a (quite simple actually) solution.Continue reading...
14 March 2011 | |Tweet
So here they are (finally) the best 5 entries from this month, and there are some crackers! Let the voting commense!Continue reading...
2 June 2011 | |Tweet
The Votes are in! And the winner of June's SSbits Site Of The Month is.....Continue reading...
30 March 2010 | | | Supports v2.4Tweet
I’ve recently been working with Silverstripe, which was relatively new to me, so I got the book. This post is a review of the book “Silverstripe. The Complete Guide to CMS Development” by Ingo Schommer and Steven Broschart; I wanted to share my thoughts about this title.Continue reading...
15 February 2010 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
15 September 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet Sometimes you want to hide pages in the Sitetree that members logged into the CMS don't have permission to edit. This is really simple in because they already have a css style applied to them you can just hide that class. You need to include this snippet in your typography.css file so that it is included in the CMS. Continue reading...
SnippetsChanging the CMS Help Link
10 June 2009 | |Tweet
Usually you can change the CMS menu settings from your site configuration, but the "Help" link is hard-coded to allow for translations. This snippet, placed in your site configuration file will override the "Help" link with a link back to your site:
CMSMenu::add_link('Help', 'Home', Director::baseUrl());Continue reading...
25 May 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
Although ultimately requiring very little code, displaying data from a set of pages on another page can seem confusing for those new to SilverStripe. This example will display all of the Images from all the staff pages on our current page. This works by first returning all the staff pages to our template and cycling through each of them, drawing the Image for each one.Continue reading...
SnippetsCreate and use a Permission code
18 April 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
Have you wanted to add an extra permission code that you can add to groups and then use that to test whether a particular user has that permission? Here's how it's done. The permission code it self is added via the Controller class, then you use a permission check anywhere in your site code to check the current user. Like so:Continue reading...