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Possible to use Requirements::combine_files in theme files?

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Community Member, 44 Posts

13 July 2012 at 3:15am

I'm just starting my first SS site and I am adapting the simple theme that comes with SS3. I want to replace the 4 require themecss calls with a single Requirements::combine_files call, to minimize the amount of requests on my live site.

It works when I add the following code to the Page_Controller init() method:

// combine css files
THEMES_DIR . '/simple/css/reset.css',
THEMES_DIR . '/simple/css/typography.css',
THEMES_DIR . '/simple/css/form.css',
THEMES_DIR . '/simple/css/layout.css',

However there is a note there that says:
// Note: you should use SS template require tags inside your templates
// instead of putting Requirements calls here. However these are
// included so that our older themes still work

When I put the call directly in the theme file however the site won't load.
As I want to make sure I'm future proofing my learning is there any guidance on how I have to change the call when putting it in if this is possible? Thanks.


Community Member, 44 Posts

21 July 2014 at 9:29pm

I noticed this thread hasn't had any replies. For the uninitiated: you are better off to use the controller's init() method to add-in the code.