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Customising the CMS /

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CMS shows blank on edit page

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Community Member, 35 Posts

17 March 2017 at 8:05am

I am attempting to make a custom news holder and article page per the docs here:

The news holder works fine but when attempting to edit the article page it only displays blank. It creates a default page but I cannot edit it.

This is the code in my NewsArticlePage.php:


class NewsArticlePage extends Page {
    private static $db = array(
        'PubDate' => 'Date', 
        'Author' => 'Text'

    public function getCMSFields() {
        $fields = parent::getCMSFields();

        $dateField = new DateField('PubDate', 'Article Date');
        $dateField->setConfig('showcalendar', true);
        $dateField->setConfig('dateformat', 'YYYY-MM-dd');

        $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Main', $dateField, 'Content');
        $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Main', new TextField('Author', 'Author Name'), 'Content');

        return $fields;

class NewsArticlePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {



<% include SideBar %>
<div class="content-container unit size3of4 lastUnit">
  <div class="news-details"><p>Posted on $Date.Nice by $Author</p></div>
  <div class="content">$Content</div>

Before anyone asks...Yes - I did do the obligatory dev/build and flush.


Community Member, 35 Posts

17 March 2017 at 11:55am


I have descovered that the date format 'YYYY-MM-dd' breaks the code. When using 'MM/dd/YYYY' it works correctly.

Looks like a rookie mistake on my part.