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Using a different template for a page (can't get it to work)

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Community Member, 137 Posts

22 March 2010 at 3:32pm

HI all,
I am following along the tutorial over at:

And it shows you to create an alternate template for a site you must:

Create a new file HomePage.php in mysite/code. Copy the following code into it:

* Defines the HomePage page type

class HomePage extends Page {
static $db = array(
static $has_one = array(


class HomePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {


And customise that to suit. It then says
After building the database, we can change the page type of the homepage in the CMS, under the “Behaviour” tab. Change it to HomePage, and click “Save Draft” and “Publish”.

Now I have flushed, clearned out my cache, refreshed my browser but still I simply can not get HomePage.php to appear from the page type list.

Any help would be great


Community Member, 90 Posts

22 March 2010 at 4:09pm

Did you create a file under template folder or layout folder.

The ssview render system will find the .ss file in template folder with the same name of your backend php code in mysite/code.

So you should make sure, you have created a HomePage.php. under mysite/code.
a (be carefull the it's case sensitive) under themes/yourthemename/template.
Do rebuild database command and do ?flush=1

hope it helps.