Making ‘News’ Page with Addons in SilverStripe CMS Part 3

Next we learn about how to show max 5 news on homepage and also how to allow comments on ArticlePage

  1. For adding the Latest news to HomePage.php:
    //this must be inside HomePage_Controller area
    function LatestNews($num=5) {
        $news = DataObject::get_one("ArticleHolder");
        return ($news) ? DataObject::get("ArticlePage", "ParentID = $news->ID", "Date DESC", "", $num) : false;
  2. and in your theme use:
    <ul id="NewsList">
        <% control LatestNews %>
            <li class="newsDateTitle"><a href="$Link" title="Read more on &quot;{$Title}&quot;">$Title</a></li>
            <li class="newsDateTitle">$Date.Nice</li>
            <li class="newsSummary">$Content.FirstParagraph<a href="$Link" title="Read more on &quot;{$Title}&quot;">Read more &gt;&gt;</a></li>
        <% end_control %>
  3. For allowing commenting in ArticlePage use in following code after all the other content stuff like gallery, content text this code:

    Also be sure that in behaviour tab the allow comments on this page is checked

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