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Swipestripe extending category

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Community Member, 28 Posts

13 January 2014 at 5:09am


so i was trying to extend category with a possibility to have filtering for products (products additionally were extended with attributes i want to do filtering).

However i came with few problems.
First, including "include Filters" in the, which was not possible to locate such an include. Flush was done multiple times, however i still cannot make include with a single string in it "testing filters".

Any ideas, why it might not locate such include?


Forum Moderator, 53 Posts

28 January 2014 at 9:35pm


You might want to try copying the into your theme include folder, then including and try the flush again. If that is what you are currently doing perhaps bang ?showtemplate=1 on the end of the URL to see what templates are being used. Perhaps the template in the silverstripe-category/ module is still being used for some reason?


Community Member, 28 Posts

14 March 2014 at 12:54am

Edited: 14/03/2014 1:59am

ok, finally got working this.

Has anyone done any custom product filtering, i.e. using a form with dropdownfield?
I tried extending productCategory by using a filter/form, however i could not get it working, all products are shown even though filtering options are selected.

If you have any ideas, would be interesting to see (if you know a good manual on this topic, would be good as well).
saulius at (you can contact me for further details/link for example )


Community Member, 28 Posts

16 March 2014 at 12:11am

so went one step further. Now i'm stuck at url look after product search. Is there a way how to customize url so as there was no /formAction in the url?


Community Member, 349 Posts

23 September 2015 at 9:37am

Edited: 23/09/2015 9:47am

Hi i was wondering is there any possible way to add Category Icon as a upload field to Swipestripe category.
Added the has one:
private static $has_one = array(
'Caticon' => 'Image'
also the field:
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Main', new UploadField('Caticon', 'Category icon'));

But no success. it creates tables but dont add the image upload field to the category admin page.
Added the both things inside class ProductCategory_Extension extends DataExtension is it the right place


Community Member, 166 Posts

23 September 2015 at 10:27am

Hi Webdoc,

You will need the following:


private static $has_one = array(
		'caticon' => 'Image'

public function updateCMSFields(FieldList $fields){
		//Category Image
			$uploadField = new UploadField('caticon', 'Upload an image for the category'));
			$uploadField->allowedExtensions = array('jpg', 'gif', 'png');
		return $fields;

Then you need to add the extension to either your _config.php or config.yml files.





    - CustomCategory