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Content outside $Layout


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richardus

Community Member, 6 Posts

19 October 2009 at 11:28pm

Hello,

please help me. How Can I place content to template outside $Layout? I want place other content from structure.

Thanks,

Richard

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socks

Community Member, 190 Posts

20 October 2009 at 7:39am

Not sure if I'm understanding your problem, please elaborate.

templates/Page.ss
This should contain code that's on every page of your site (header, footer, main navigation). If you need to pull fields from the CMS of a specific page

<% control Page(my-page) %>
$Content
<% end_control %>


http://doc.silverstripe.org/doku.php?id=built-in-page-controls&s=page%20controls

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richardus

Community Member, 6 Posts

20 October 2009 at 8:09pm

Hello,

I want place to outside $content tag other content (not the main content) eg. contact information so that was always displayed on each page.

Thank You very much,

Richard

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socks

Community Member, 190 Posts

20 October 2009 at 8:30pm

Edited: 20/10/2009 8:34pm

So you have Contact Info that needs to go on every single page of your site.

In the CMS, if it's for every page, I usually make a new tab on the Home page (other people may do it differently). I did this for my footer (See screenshot).

HomePage.php

class HomePage extends Page {
static $db = array(
   'Footer' => 'HTMLText'
);

function getCMSFields() {
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
      $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Footer', new HTMLEditorField('Footer', 'Content'));

      return $fields;
}
}

Page.ss (templates/Page.ss) not templates/Layout/Page.ss

.....
<div id="content">
   $Layout
</div>
<div id="footer">
   <% control Page(home) %>
      $Footer
   <% end_control %>
</div>
.....

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UncleCheese

Forum Moderator, 4094 Posts

21 October 2009 at 2:21am

Edited: 21/10/2009 2:22am

That's the best way to do it is to put the field on your HomePage object. I'm not a big fan of control Page(home), though, because if the URLSegment ever changes, you're hosed. I usually write a function for it.

return DataObject::get_one("HomePage")->ContactInfo;

Also, if you're looking to have different content on every page, you can put that in your Page class. If you had the field ContactInfo in your $db array for Page, you could put $ContactInfo anywhere on your template -- within $Layout or outside of it.