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inline css in template

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Community Member, 12 Posts

15 November 2009 at 2:11am

Hi out there,

maybe some one can help me.

I want to add an random image to my header. These images are in the image-folder from my template.

How can I access these files from the template --> ?

I just inserted some lines of code and it works fine but there is no image :( I think the relative path is wrong.
So my question is:

How can I access these files from the ?
Is there another possibility to get inline-css code into a template ?



Community Member, 15 Posts

15 November 2009 at 2:22am

Edited: 15/11/2009 2:23am

Hi markus85,

Please find the sample code to get the image from the folder

function getAllFiles($directory='') {
		$result = array();
		$folder = Director::baseFolder() . '/'.$directory.'thumb/';
		$thumbdir = $directory.'thumb/';
   	    $handle =  opendir($folder);
		 while ($datei = readdir($handle))
			  if (($datei != '.') && ($datei != '..') && ($datei != 'Thumbs.db'))
				   $file = $thumbdir.$datei;
				   $abpath = $folder.$datei;
				   if (!is_dir($file)) {
						$result[filemtime($abpath)] = $file;
		 foreach ($result as $val) {
		 	$filename = basename($val);
		 	 $directorylist .= '<div><a href="'.$directory.$filename.'"><img src="'.$val.'" /></a></div>';
  		 return $directorylist;


Community Member, 904 Posts

15 November 2009 at 2:48am

Edited: 15/11/2009 2:48am

Inline css in the template should be fine. If you want the path to the template folder, you can either enter the full path (relative to the site-base) or use the $ThemeDir variable in your template. Something like this:

<style type="text/css">
#MyHeader {
background: url($ThemeDir/images/myHeader.jpg) no-repeat left top;


Community Member, 12 Posts

15 November 2009 at 7:06am

thx for the answers.
Didn´t know about that variable $ThemeDir.

Works fine :)