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Probably a silly question


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26 July 2010 at 8:46am Community Member, 46 Posts

... but how can I make forum be based on a different template than ????
I've tried making the forum code exend my FullPage model,
but it's not the model, I need to inherit the view, and not cracked it yet

Sorry - am an old style C programmer and this inheritance lark is all way too modern LOL



26 July 2010 at 11:30am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Templates are loading by hierarchy. The Forum template is nested inside because it is in the layout folder. If you create a template in /themes/yourtheme/template/ (rather than layout) then it will use this rather than your But note you would have to create 3 page templates at the top level -, and if you wanted full theme coverage.

The other option is to directly edit the Forum PHP code so that it extends your FullPage class rather than Page which is a bit hacky but easy.

Ideally you wouldn't have page types which simply control things like layout, design and instead have checkboxes or modes on the default Page.php which trigger design / layout functionality.