Version 5 supported

Customise site reports


Reports are a useful feature in the CMS designed to provide a view of your data or content. You can access the site reports by clicking Reports in the left hand side bar and selecting the report you wish to view.


Counts in ReportAdmin

For large datasets, the reports section may take a long time to load, since each report is getting a count of the items it contains to display next to the title.

To mitigate this issue, there is a cap on the number of items that will be counted per report. This is set at 10,000 items by default, but can be configured using the limit_count_in_overview configuration variable. Setting this to null will result in showing the actual count regardless of how many items there are.

  limit_count_in_overview: 500
Note that some reports may have overridden the getCount method, and for those reports this may not apply.

Default reports

By default the CMS ships with several basic reports:

  • VirtualPages pointing to deleted pages
  • RedirectorPages pointing to deleted pages
  • Pages with broken files
  • Pages with broken links
  • Broken links report
  • Pages with no content
  • Pages edited in the last 2 weeks

Modules may come with their own additional reports.

Creating custom reports

Custom reports can be created quickly and easily. A general knowledge of Silverstripe CMS's datamodel and ORM is useful before creating a custom report.

Inside the app/code folder create a file called CustomSideReport.php. Inside this file we can add our site reports.

The following example will create a report to list every page on the current site.


use SilverStripe\Reports\Report;

class CustomSideReport_NameOfReport extends Report 
    // the name of the report
    public function title() 
        return 'All Pages';
    // what we want the report to return
    public function sourceRecords($params = null) 
        return Page::get()->sort('Title');
    // which fields on that object we want to show
    public function columns() 
        $fields = [
            'Title' => 'Title'
        return $fields;

More useful reports can be created by changing the DataList returned in the sourceRecords function.


  • CustomSideReport_ReportName must extend Report
  • It is recommended to place all custom reports in the 1 file.
  • Create a CustomSideReport.php file and add classes as you need them inside for each report


  • How to format and make advanced reports.
  • More examples

API documentation