[TYPO3] default news item tt_news

Martin S martin at hauntedhousecom.net
Sun Jul 23 06:21:40 CEST 2006

I Posted this to the tt_news newsgroup - but as I am a bit short of time
I'll try here as well. Sorry about the double postings. What I'm trying to
do is get tt_news to display a default news_item on a single page when
nothing has been selected:

"Finally found the section in the manual.
I am using a plain 3-column template and added a tt_news in single mode on
in the main column. 

Then I added the following an ext template on the page.

plugin.tt_news._LOCAL_LANG.default.noNewsIdMsg =  

tmp.pagecontent < page.10.subparts.contentsarea
page.10.subparts.contentarea >
page.10.subparts.contentarea = COA
page.10.subparts.contentarea {
   10 = CONTENT
   10.table = tt_news
   10.select {
      pidInList = 4
      orderBy = datetime desc
      max = 1
      categorySelection = 4
      categoryMode = 1
   10.stdWrap.if.isFalse.data = GPvar:tt_news|tt_news
   20. < tmp.pagecontent

Where plugin.tt_news.singlePid=3 points to my single page and
pidInList = 4 the sysfolder with news items. I am not getting anything
displayed except for the plugin.tt_news._LOCAL_LANG.default.noNewsIdMsg =
&nbsp; (If I change &nbsp; to hi I get "hi"). I'm not getting the latest
news item for category 4 (or any at all if I remove the two "category..."

So what am I doing wrong here?"

Martin S

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