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22 November 2008 at 11:57am
Hello I wonder if there is a way to have a separate template per page or category
22 November 2008 at 2:16pm
this can be done easily, create different page types,
lets say my page type is DefaultPage so I am going to save my page in the /mysite/code folder
now to have a separate leyout from the others I am creating a new template for the DefaultPage and save it as DefaultPage.ss in the /mysite/templates folder.
Then when the site is being retrieved the DefaultPages are viewed with that Default.ss file you created not with the /themes/<your theme>/templates/Page.ss
23 November 2008 at 5:18am
Thanks, where do you set the page type.
23 November 2008 at 8:47am
Generally in the mysite/code/ directory.
I'd suggest reading the tutorial which gives an introduction to this:
24 November 2008 at 6:15pm
An upcoming feature in 2.4 will be the ability to select a custom template without a page type which will be quite handy for those pages which don't 'need' any custom code just a separate template. There is a ticket on open.silverstripe.com for this.
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