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Set another main template


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m-phil

21 July 2010 at 3:20am Community Member, 37 Posts

Normally I create a new ExamplePage extends Page to use templates/ExamplePage.ss as another main template.
But for my module I need one main template for all classes (not the default Page.ss). So I added a page type and its template. Every class extends this new page class, but no class use the template... any idea?
Also another Page.ss in my module templates folder doesn't work.

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UncleCheese

21 July 2010 at 3:49am 4085 Posts

This is the way the logic works for template selection:

Select main template for ClassName:

- Does theme_dir/templates/ClassName.ss exist?
- No? Is there a module where templates/ClassName.ss is defined?
- No? Try again with parent of ClassName.ss (e.g. Page.ss)

Select layout template for ClassName:

- Does theme_dir/templates/Layout/ClassName.ss exist?
- No? Is there a module with templates/Layout/ClassName.ss defined?
- No? Try again with parent of ClassName.ss (e.g. Page.ss)

Therefore, if you have a class SomePage extends Page, and you've defined /your_theme/templates/SomePage.ss, it will use the main template SomePage.ss.

It SomePage extends ParentPage, and SomePage.ss does not exist, it will look for ParentPage.ss. If that doesn't exist, it will fall back on Page.ss. The same logic applies to the main template as it does the Layout template.

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m-phil

21 July 2010 at 4:17am Community Member, 37 Posts

Yes, I thought this is the way it goes, but not for me?!
for example we have
- module/code/ClassName.php <- extends Page
- module/code/ClassChildName.php <- extends ClassName

I have a
- theme_dir/templates/ClassName.ss
and a
- module_dir/templates/ClassName.ss

ClassChildName isn't a subclass in the sitetree... is this a problem? I don't think so

An existing page of type ClassName is displayed by ClassName.ss but not its class children like ClassChildName.

mhm what could it be...

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UncleCheese

21 July 2010 at 5:10am 4085 Posts

So instead of ChildClassName.ss displaying, what is?

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m-phil

21 July 2010 at 7:41am (Last edited: 21 July 2010 7:44am), Community Member, 37 Posts

Page.ss of course. there is no ChildClassName.ss, otherwise it would use it, but the next template has to be ClassName.ss, but it uses Page.ss

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UncleCheese

22 July 2010 at 2:54pm 4085 Posts

You might try ?debug_request=1 to get a peek at what is going on inside the template selection process.

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m-phil

22 July 2010 at 6:32pm Community Member, 37 Posts

thx, I didn't know this debug param to display the process.
OK I translate it into our example:
here it goes for ChildClassName extends ClassName and ChildClassName is a subclass in sitetree of OtherClass

Debug line for SSViewer says:
Selecting templates from the following list: ChildClassName, OtherClass, Page, ContentController

What about ClassName?