Default Domain Route and ModelAdmin Panels on Framework Only Sites

Recently I was tasked with developing a small database driven solution and it sat perfectly in the SS framework being driven by controllers only. No CMS was required and it only had half a dozen classes to produce the structure.

However, during the course of the build some issues became apparent - what happened if a user didn't provide the correct url and back_url in the browser, by default SS would end up in a page offering the user to setup a site, build a controller and other stuff - not very professional when your dealing with office staff at a charity!

So, the way to manipulate SS into doing what I needed ended up being fairly straightforward thanks to some help from a couple of iRC buddies… You know who you are!

Firstly, redirect all calls that don't map to a controller to the AdminRootController:

Name: customroutes
After: framework/routes#coreroutes
'process//$Action/$ID/$OtherID' : 'ProcessController'
'' : 'AdminRootController'


Second, it required that the administration didn't default to showing the security tab as this was actually hidden using a leftandmainextension:

default_panel: 'ClientAdmin'


By choosing a default panel we ended up being able to 'push' the user coming from just '/' to the first (or preferred) modeladmin panel!

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  • 20/04/2016 5:43pm (8 years ago)

    The `//$Action/$ID/$OtherID'` bit on the process root is not needed as it's the default and will be parsed off automatically anyway.

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