Hi, I encountered the same issue. I'm sure there are better ways to do this, and perhaps some even "blessed" ways, but here is what I did. In my application controller, I added the following: before_filter :render_sidebars private def render_sidebars @left_sidebar_for_layout = render_to_string(:partial => 'shared/left_sidebar') @right_sidebar_for_layout = render_to_string(:partial => 'shared/right_sidebar') end Then, in my application layout, I use these new content variables the same as I would for @content_for_layout. It's not pretty, but it works. Anyone got a better way? Thanks, Brad -- Bradley M.
on 2006-03-17 08:01
on 2006-03-18 11:52
Hi, I am just about to launch into something similar. One thing that I have been thinking of (but havn't had time to try yet) is to use the content_for method. Using Techno-weenie's acts_as_authenticated as a guide, the index page contains the following <%% content_for 'poem' do -%> ... some text in here ... <%%= simple_format @content_for_poem %> I'm not sure why there is %% in there but it works. What my thinking is that in your view you could include many of these content_for 'name' functions that would then be rendered in your layout. The doc is available at http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionView/Help... This is then available to your layouts as <%= @content_for_name %> I hope this works.. I'm going to be trying it soon :) Cheers Dan