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Rename Blog SideBar headings

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Community Member, 9 Posts

11 August 2016 at 1:58pm

Hi there I have a Technical Issue I am trying to solve.
We have a website using Silverstripe v3.4 CMS.
We have installed the blog module and are using it on two pages. ‘News’ and ‘Projects’.
On the Projects page only we want to change the headings on the Blog Tag Widget and Blog Categories Widget.
From ‘Categories’ to ‘Facility Type’ and ‘Tags’ to ‘Location’.
The widget headings are located in the WidgetHolder.SS file below. In $Title variable

<div class="WidgetHolder $ClassName<% if FirstLast %> $FirstLast<% end_if %>">
<% if Title %><h3>$Title</h3><% end_if %>

What I was tiring to do was to have a If statement in the file to override the $Title variable.
But my problem is I can’t access the default page placeholder $Title variable which would tell me I am on the Projects page.

Cheers Stuart

Hi Stuart,

As suggested on the phone, you could try extending the Blog pagetype, calling the new one something like ProjectBlog, and configure the Projects page to use this new pagetype. You will then be able to use the $ClassName variable to determine whether you are on a ProjectBlog page or not. Here’s a quick example of how to extend the Blog pagetype (put this in a new file named something along the lines of mysite/code/ProjectBlog.php):


class ProjectBlog extends Blog { }

class ProjectBlog_Controller extends Blog_Controller { }

I hope this helps!


Garion Herman | Support Developer

I have created a new ProjectsBlog page type ok.
But I am a bit confused on where to use the $ClassName variable that Garion has suggested. I tried using it in the WidgetHolder.SS file.
It will display in my page sidebar the text words 'BlogCaegoriesWidget' for Categories and 'BlogTagsWidget' for Tags

Can anyone help please