I'm following the first tutorial, just trying to get familiar with how SilverStripe does things.
I've created the Layout directory, modified Page.ss to point to it with $Layout in the proper place.
the HomePage.ss within the Layout directory seems to work just fine, everything is included.
The Page.ss within the Layout directory however only appears to display the HTML and $Content.
If I try to add as something as simple as:
<% if Level(2) %> this is a test! <% end_if %>
It will display the HTML and whatever is in $Content, but nothing from within that if block when I attempt to browse to a page using the Page.ss template.