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  • wilsonStaff
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    How to have a page uses one a.ss instead of b.ss? Link to this post

    I have a file named page.ss that resides at root level of templates/ folder. As image below.

    All of my pages use that page.ss file that contains html tags to form the structure.

    Problem is that i need to add an additional <div> tag into only ONE of the pages.

    So i dupped Page.ss to PageAccueil.ss, and added the <div> tag as needed. FIne, but now ALL of my pages shows that <div>, which i dont want, only one of those page.


    How do i LINK a particular page to a particular .ss file?????


  • Devlin
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    215 Posts

    Re: How to have a page uses one a.ss instead of b.ss? Link to this post

    Well, first you should read the tutorial.

    The not-so-nice approach is to simply check the page name in the template:
    <% if URLSegment = whateverpageurl %>
    <% else %>
    <% end_if %>

    The better approach is like it's described in the tutorial:
    - Create a new page type
    - Rebuild Database with /dev/build/?flush
    - Reload the CMS and change the page type of this particular page
    - Replace '$Content $Form' to '$Layout' in Page.ss
    - Make a new Page.ss in the Layout folder
    - Add '$Content $Form' into Layout/Page.ss
    - Make a new [whateverclassnameyouvechosen].ss in the Layout folder
    - Add '<div>$Content $Form</div>' into Layout/[whateverclassnameyouvechosen].ss
    - Reload the webpage with ?flush in the end of the URL.

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