Combines the CRUD features of ModelAdmin with the singleton settings editing of SiteConfig so content and settings can be co-located.

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1.0.3 2023-06-19 20:51 UTC

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If 🗂️ ModelAdmin and ⚙️ SiteConfig had a baby, what would you get? This module! 🐣

What is this for

SiteConfig is great for storing site wide settings. ModelAdmin is great for viewing data. But you know what? Sometimes you want to co-locate related data and settings.

SomeConfig combines the CRUD features of ModelAdmin with the singleton settings editing of SiteConfig, so content and related settings can live together.


Say you have a contact form on every page of your site, and you have a ModelAdmin instance to let CMS users browse submissions. That contact form sends an email to someone, so you added an EnquiryMailTo field to SiteConfig for that. Now users have to go to two different places to manage content related to your enquiry form. Wouldn't it be nice if it was all under /admin/enquiries/?


SilverStripe ^4 | ^5


composer require jonom/silverstripe-someconfig

How to use

  1. Apply the SomeConfig trait to a DataObject class that contains your settings fields.
    • Like SiteConfig, only one of these objects will be allowed to exist per site.
    use JonoM\SomeConfig\SomeConfig;
    use SilverStripe\ORM\DataObject;
    use SilverStripe\View\TemplateGlobalProvider;
    class EnquiryConfig extends DataObject implements TemplateGlobalProvider
        use SomeConfig;
        private static $db = [
            'MailTo' => 'Varchar(255)',
            'ThankYouMessage' => 'Text',
  2. Apply the SomeConfigAdmin trait to a ModelAdmin sub-class that includes your config class.
    • Limitation: your config class can't be first. At this time this module is pretty simple. It just changes the tab and back links so you don't see the gridfield for your settings object. That trick doesn't work though if your settings class is the first tab as the gridfield view will be loaded when you access the admin.
    use JonoM\SomeConfig\SomeConfigAdmin;
    use SilverStripe\Admin\ModelAdmin;
    class EnquiryAdmin extends ModelAdmin
        use SomeConfigAdmin;
        private static $managed_models = [
            // Cannot be first
        private static $url_segment = 'enquiries';
        private static $menu_title = 'Enquiries';
        private static $menu_icon_class = 'font-icon-p-mail';
  3. If you want to access config settings in templates, make sure your config class implements TemplateGlobalProvider. Then use it like SiteConfig.
    <a href="mailto:{$EnquiryConfig.MailTo}?subject=Contact%20Form$20Broke">Email us</a>
  4. You can access config objects in php code like:
    $email = EnquiryConfig::current_config()->MailTo

Maintainer contact

Jono Menz


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