10 posts by 3 authors in: Forums > CMS Builder
Last Post: March 8, 2018   (RSS)

Hi all ...

Have a new client on board and will be setting up CMSB for them.

They will be selling cars and will have the sub pages Available, Sold and Coming Soon within their main Cars section of website.

Is it possible to set up CMS so that a car detail page is created once and then can appear listed in each particular sub page area if a drop down menu category is selected in the car detail page in the CMS?

In essence I want to add the car details once in CMS. When it is added I want to be able to select which category it is in and as such it is then displayed in that category area in the website. Then when for example the car has been sold I want to be able to change the category in the CMS car detail page to the sold category and the the page will be automatically moved to the Sold area on the actual website.

Hope that makes sense.



Thanks for your inquiry. And yes, CMS has helper functions to filter records by its parameters. Depending on your website structure, you will have different options to do it.

Let me know if you have any questions about how it can be done!


Leo - PHP Programmer (in training)

Hi Leo ... yes interested to learn how this can be done now, what's the best way forward?

By The Seen - March 5, 2018 - edited: March 5, 2018

Hi Leo ... I tried that but I'm getting an error on the test page.

I've uploaded the head code and also code in the html calling in records and also screen grab of the error when visiting the page.

Is there anything you can see that I need to do?

I added the new field called 'statuss' in the CMS as it said 'status' was a reserved field. This is running from a multiple section call 'available'.




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Hi Adrian,

Sorry for the confusion. Basically you need to define $statuss first before passing in to the where statement. For example, your statuss field in CMS is a list that contains following values:


* This is the default CMS list value format, the number on the left represents the actual value of the option and the text on the right represents the label

And on the page with records that marked as "Available", you can do this:

$statuss = 1 // 1 is the value of "Available" option
list($carsRecords, $carsMetaData) = getRecords(array(
  'tableName' => 'cars',
  'where' => 'status = ' . $status,

Or even more straightforward if you think this page won't need to get other records:

list($carsRecords, $carsMetaData) = getRecords(array(
  'tableName' => 'cars',
  'where' => 'status = 1',

Hope this helps you get what you want and let me know if you have any questions!


Leo - PHP Programmer (in training)

Hi Adrian, 

Another option is to use the built-in searching features: 

So for example if your field was called 'status' and the value was 'sold' you could add this to the URL to only show sold listings: 


This way, you can create multiple links to the same page that show different listings.

Hope that helps!

Dave Edis - Senior Developer

Thanks both.

I've noticed that it's not going to be suitable for the website as the sold and available sections have some different graphic markings in their html template. So I will simply recreate the car when it becomes sold.

I'm sure the advise will come in useful for future sites though so thanks.

Hi Adrian, 

Ok, sounds good.  For future reference, one other thing you can do when using these kinds of queries: ?status=sold

Is to check for them and show different images or headings, eg: 

<?php if (@$_REQUEST['status'] == 'sold'): ?>
  <h1>Sold Listings</h1>
<?php else: ?>
  <h1>Default Title</h1>
<?php endif ?>

Dave Edis - Senior Developer

Very useful .. thanks David.

You are legends.