How to override a model properties and methods in octobercms?

by haylee.mertz , in category: PHP CMS , 7 months ago

How to override a model properties and methods in octobercms?

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by raven_corwin , 21 days ago

@haylee.mertz 

To override a model's properties and methods in OctoberCMS, you can create a new model class that extends the existing model class and then override the properties and methods in the subclass. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Create a new php file for your subclass, for example, if you want to override the User model in the RainLab.User plugin, create a new file called UserOverride.php in your plugin or theme's models directory.
  2. In the UserOverride.php file, define your subclass like this:
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<?php

namespace YourPluginModels;

use RainLabUserModelsUser;

class UserOverride extends User
{
    // Override properties or methods here
}


  1. You can now override any properties or methods of the User model by redefining them in your subclass. For example, if you want to add a new property to the User model, you can do it like this:
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<?php

namespace YourPluginModels;

use RainLabUserModelsUser;

class UserOverride extends User
{
    public $newProperty;

    // Override methods here
}


  1. To use your overridden model class, you can simply replace the original model class with your subclass wherever it is being used in your code. For example, if you were using the User model in a component, controller, or any other part of your code, you can now use the UserOverride class instead.


By following these steps, you can easily override model properties and methods in OctoberCMS.