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Deprecation error for custom pages

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Community Member, 12 Posts

16 November 2016 at 9:42am

Edited: 17/11/2016 12:29am


I have been working on a SS website on my desktop (Localhost - Install 3.4.0) . Everything worked perfectly fine, also the 3 additional custom pages that I created.

I just moved all the files to the webserver with a clean install. I can create a normal page, but when I want to create one of the custom pages (HomePage.php) an error appears "Notice at line 214 of /../public_html/framework/dev/Deprecation.php".

I don 't think I used any deprecated coding as I did not see any deprecation errors on my local install. Can anyone please tell me what I am doing wrong? The code that I used for the HomePage.php can be found below.

PHP version Local (Wamp server) 5.5.12
PHP version Web server 5.4.45

Thank you in advance


class HomePage extends Page {
	private static $db = array (
		'FeaturedTitle' => 'Text',
		'FeaturedContent' => 'Text',
	private static $can_be_root = true;

	public function getCMSFields() {
		$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
		$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Main', TextField::create('FeaturedTitle','Featured Heading'),'Content');
		$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Main', TextareaField::create('FeaturedContent','Featured Content'),'Content');

		return $fields;
	public function getValidPerformances() 
    return FeaturedPage::get()
	private static $allowed_children = array('FeaturedPage');

class HomePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {



Community Member, 87 Posts

17 November 2016 at 8:35pm

Seems the error reporting settings are different on your live server. Generally you want to show every error and notice while developing and hide notices and deprecation warnings on the live machine.


What SilverStripe Version are you using? Can you see anything more in the error logs?

I guess, removeFieldFromTab() throws the deprecation message, as you want to remove from "Root.Content.Main" instead of "Root.Main" where you added the fields.


Community Member, 12 Posts

22 November 2016 at 3:19am

Thank you for your help WMK. Changing Root.Content.Main to Root.Main did the trick! :)