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Create Multiple Custom Blog Holder Templates?


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6 February 2013 at 12:39pm (Last edited: 6 February 2013 12:40pm), Community Member, 2 Posts

I'd like to create multiple custom blog holder templates, so I don't want to necessarily use a modified file that I drop into my theme's /Layout directory.

Here's what I tried:

  • Creating a Blog Holder called "Superblog" in the CMS.
  • Creating a SuperblogBlogHolder.php file in /code with the following:

    class SuperblogBlogHolder extends BlogHolder {
    class SuperblogBlogHolder_Controller extends BlogHolder_Controller {


  • Creating in /Layout within my theme
  • Dropping in the theme's /templates directory with simply $Layout in the code

That definitely doesn't work. It loads Superblog, but with no styling or any of the custom stuff I added in the file

If I zap that file from /templates, Superblog loads with all the site's styling, but again none of the custom template code created in the .ss file.

So either way I'm not getting Superblog to load the custom template code. Am I headed in the right direction here, or am I totally off base? Thanks!


13 February 2013 at 2:14am Community Member, 189 Posts

Is your "Superblog" page in the CMS page type set to Superblog Blog Holder or Blog Holder?


13 February 2013 at 2:44pm Community Member, 2 Posts

Whoops - yep, silly mistake. I also hadn't set a CMS-friendly name in SuperblogBlogHolder.php - it was showing just as Blog Holder in the CMS, so I totally overlooked that it was there as an option.