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Create Multiple Custom Blog Holder Templates?


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mrmadrone

Community Member, 2 Posts

6 February 2013 at 12:39pm

Edited: 06/02/2013 12:40pm

I'd like to create multiple custom blog holder templates, so I don't want to necessarily use a modified BlogHolder.ss 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:

    <?php
    class SuperblogBlogHolder extends BlogHolder {
    }
    class SuperblogBlogHolder_Controller extends BlogHolder_Controller {
    }

    ?>

  • Creating SuperblogBlogHolder.ss in /Layout within my theme
  • Dropping BlogHolder.ss 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 SuperblogBlogHolder.ss file

If I zap that BlogHolder.ss 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!

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IOTI

Community Member, 189 Posts

13 February 2013 at 2:14am

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

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mrmadrone

Community Member, 2 Posts

13 February 2013 at 2:44pm

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.

Thanks