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Page control using URLSegment


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Ray Man

26 August 2009 at 5:14am (Last edited: 26 August 2009 5:15am), Community Member, 4 Posts

In past, i using <% URLSegment = item %> to control display item with i18n enable.
In new 2.3.2 > , all page have unique URL and I cannot identify a page using URLSegment.

All suggestion to fix this problem?

How can I identify home home-1 home-2 as same page in template?

Many Thank !!


26 August 2009 at 10:13am Community Member, 243 Posts

If you have different page types and you're trying to identify the page type (eg: HomePage extends Page [])

Then doing:

<% if Class = HomePage %>
<% end_if %>

should do what you want.

Ray Man

28 August 2009 at 3:02am Community Member, 4 Posts

But how to handle same type?

I am in trouble after upgrade from 2.2.3 to 2.3.3.


28 August 2009 at 9:11am Community Member, 243 Posts

What do you mean by same 'type'?

What exactly are you trying to do?

If you want to identify a page type, then what i said in the last post is how to do it.

Ray Man

30 August 2009 at 4:50am Community Member, 4 Posts

Dear Pigeon,

In past, I am using following method the create a hot item menu.
I list target's children items identifed with URLSegment in i18n enironment.
But in 2.3.3 seem I can't using this method again.

<% control Menu(1) %>
<% if URLSegment=xxx %>
<% end_if %>
<li><a href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page" class="$LinkingMode"><span>$MenuTitle</span></a></li>
<% if Children %>
<% control Children %>
<li><a href="$Link" title="view page $Title" >$Title</a></li>
<% end_control %>
<% end_if %>
<% end_control %>

Ray Man

30 August 2009 at 4:54am Community Member, 4 Posts

I think may using create a new type to fix it. But I would like find another method without create new type of page. I have few sites using old method.


30 August 2009 at 1:42pm Community Member, 243 Posts

Sorry, i have been without internet for the past few days.

I'm not entirely sure what you are trying to do or why you are doing it. Using if URLSegment =xx is very bad because if the user changeds the URL in the CMS, your site will break.

There should be some other way for you to do what ever it is.


30 August 2009 at 1:43pm Community Member, 271 Posts

You could also consider to move the URLsegment control to the controller and let is return true if your URLsegment is home || home-1 || home-2, and then control that method in you template.

When you do this in Page.php it will be rendered in all child page classes..