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The use of $Layout and subtemplates

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Community Member, 42 Posts

11 January 2009 at 11:33am

Question is whether or not it is possible to use $Layout multiple times in a for example. I want to insert "page type specific code" in multiple locations of the file - not just the conventional use of $Layout to determine the content area template code by page type but also, for example, parts of the <head> area.

I realise that using $Layout to do this isn't probably the best why but I don't know another way in SS.

Perhaps there is a way to use <% include %> statements conditionally based on Page Type? E.g. <if pagetype == blahblah> or something?

I actually also tried to create a new "Layout-like thing" by creating a directory called "Head", putting a page type specific .ss file in there, and referencing $Head in my root file. This didn't seem to work. I guess Layout/$Layout is a hardcoded built in function?

Thanks for any ideas in advance...

Carbon Crayon

Community Member, 598 Posts

11 January 2009 at 11:46pm

Hi fishe

how different do your pages need to be? What exactly do you need to be in your header that you can't do with normal functions (like require, $Metadata etc?

You can do conditional statements based on page class like this: <% if ClassName = ClassType %>

That way you could have conditional statements in your include, but that could get a little messy.

If you elaborate on what exactly you need we may be able to find a better way :)