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Community Member, 36 Posts

17 August 2009 at 2:35am

How can I use an include so that it only appears on a certain page.

I am using $layout to call my HomePage information as well as all the others however in a different area of the html altogether I need to include a footer that will only show when viewing the homepage. However I can't put it in the HomePage file as it would mess with my layout.

I have been trying this:

	<% if HomePage %>
<% include Footer %>
<% end_if %>

but it is not working. How can I get this working?
Thanx in advance


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

17 August 2009 at 9:19am

This should work as long as you have a function HomePage which returns true / false if its on the homepage or not. For example if you want to use your html you would need a function like

function HomePage {
return ($this->URLSegment == "home") ? true : false;

Otherwise you can do this in your template

<% if URLSegment = home %>
<% end_if %>


Community Member, 253 Posts

17 August 2009 at 11:51am

Yes, that is one way of doing it for sure. You would require a function with the name HomePage.

However, i would use the inbuilt function ClassName (as i always have a 'homepage' page type. ClassName will return the name of the class, ie: Page, or HomePage, etc.

So you can either do:

function HomePage() {
return ($this->ClassName() == 'HomePage') ? true : false;

<% if ClassName = HomePage %>
<% end_if %>

I would do the second one to save on redundant code.

Hope that helps.

PS: more info @


Community Member, 36 Posts

17 August 2009 at 1:34pm

That worked wonderfully thank you both.