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Static page customization


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boompb

14 October 2013 at 10:02am (Last edited: 14 October 2013 10:03am), Community Member, 2 Posts

Hi

I'm trying to create a static page with some customization in it.

In my ProjectPage.php i have:

class ProjectPage_Controller extends Page_Controller
{
    function init()
    {
       parent::init();
    }
   
    function myCustomFunction()
    {
       include('../../../ext/incl/test.php');
       $name = 'BLAH';
       echo '<a href="http://example.com/php/test.php?name='.$name.'">link</a>';
    }

}

And in my ProjectPage.ss i have something like:

<div>
$myCustomFunction
</div>

The problem is the function is called BEFORE everything else (ie. before <html>) & not at the point between the divs.

Can anyone help as to why?

Cheers

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zenmonkey

14 October 2013 at 6:23pm Community Member, 528 Posts

I'm not sure on the full template processing pipeline but HTML is not genreated procedurally. Functions are processed then the HTML is genereted so if you want a function to output a value into the template at it's insertion point you need to use return instead of echo.

return '<a href="http://example.com/php/test.php?name='.$name.'">link</a>';

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boompb

14 October 2013 at 6:30pm Community Member, 2 Posts

Thanks!