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$SiteConfig.Tagline not working within a loop


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15 November 2010 at 11:03am Community Member, 34 Posts


I have added a company tagline which I can access from ss templates using $SiteConfig.Tagline. However I am having trouble when trying to access the tagline within a loop:

<% control Branches %>
      <div class="office_location"><a name="$Name" id="$Name"></a>
         <div class="office_details">
            <h2>$Name CDP Office</h2>
            <p>$Location $SiteConfig.Tagline</p>
         <div class="office_map"> <a href="$GoogleMap" target="_blank"><img src="$LocationMapImage.LocationMap.URL" alt="View the $Name CDP office on Google maps" title="View the $Name CDP office on Google maps" width="$LocationMapImage.LocationMap.Width" height="$LocationMapImage.LocationMap.Height" /></a>
            <p class="view_google_map"><a href="$GoogleMap" target="_blank" title="View the $Name CDP office on Google maps">View Google map directions &raquo;</a></p>
      <div class="clear"> </div>
<% end_control %>

I suspect the problem may be when I am accessing the branches it is unable to locate information outside of that. Is there any way I could make it globally acessiable.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!

- Rich McNabb


15 November 2010 at 11:35am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

yep, when in a loop you move to that "context". to access the top level context try...

<p>$Location $Top.SiteConfig.Tagline</p>


15 November 2010 at 12:10pm Community Member, 34 Posts

Thanks swaiba that works great!!

I have one more question about accessing another page. I have 3 training pages:

TrainingIntro.php (introduction with a training schedule download)
> TrainingHolder.php (course subjects listed)
>TrainingPage.php (course overview)

On TrainingIntro.php I can access the the pdf download by using $TrainingScheduleDownload.URL. However on TrainingPage.php I can't and am not sure how I would go about accessing something that is 2 levels above.

Would I need a function that gets the info from TrainingIntro or can I specify a page directly using something like (training-intro)$TrainingScheduleDownload.URL

Any help would be fantastic. Thanks again.


15 November 2010 at 1:31pm Community Member, 34 Posts

Found it!!