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Different home page


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CitizenSmif

Community Member, 1 Post

19 November 2015 at 5:49am

Hi,

I'm basically looking for a quick and dirty way to have a different homepage to the rest of the site, so index.php will not be connected to SilverStripe.

The rest of the site is fine but the front page is to have a totally different design Silverstripe. It's a temporary website so I don't mind the 'hackiness' of this.

Is there an easy way to do this?

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helenclarko

Community Member, 166 Posts

19 November 2015 at 9:34am

Hi CitizenSmif,

I had crafted a nice reply to you, but then silverstripe logged me out and failed to post (lost it all).

I suggest looking into creating new page types, adding HomePage.ss and HomePage.php files.

UncleCheese has a fantastic Video on this, check the link below:

https://www.silverstripe.org/learn/lessons/working-with-multiple-templates?ref=hub

-helenclarko

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Friizu

Community Member, 17 Posts

3 March 2016 at 12:54am

Edited: 03/03/2016 12:56am

Hei

Fast and dirty way. In your template main page.ss

<% if URLSegment = home || URLSegment = '' %>
<% include Startpage %>
<% else %>
<% include Header %>
$Layout
<% include Footer %
<% end_if %>

Then u can make Startpage.ss under include and u have "special layout" for start page. If u wanna be a bit more creative u can make special page type for startpage (with controller under mysite and extend this approach). Main idea is that u can control on template main layout what is included on what conditions.

hope that helps ;)