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.

a list of reports in the CMS

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 CustomSiteReport.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.

// app/src/Report/CustomSiteReport.php
namespace App\Report;

use Page;
use SilverStripe\Reports\Report;

class CustomSiteReport 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.


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


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

API documentation