Dynamic layout - title for google page rank


#1

Google likes titles to be distinct for every page and they use that
for page rank. My old layout had the same title for every page. I
looked up
dynamic layout in this group and followed the suggestion for
page specific titles. Now I have a
@title
variable in the controllers, I assign it in index and other routines
like this:
‘def index
@title = “something”
end’
whatever is the appropriate title for that page and then in the layout
I have
’ <%= @title => ’

This WORKS in the test environment but when I capistrano upload the
app to the production environment title is ALWAYS blank, an empty
string.

Any suggestions?
thanks,

minka
http://www.beelucid.com


#2

minka wrote:

end’
whatever is the appropriate title for that page and then in the layout
I have
’ <%= @title => ’

This WORKS in the test environment but when I capistrano upload the
app to the production environment title is ALWAYS blank, an empty
string.

Ah, there is a much more elegant way of doing this! :slight_smile:

ActionView has a content_for method, which you can use.

Here is a blog post explaining how it works (with some extra stuff)

http://blog.imperialdune.com/2007/3/27/dirty-views-clean-them-up

In a nutshell… in your application layout.

DHH Gossip » <%= (title = yield :title) ? title : 'Your source for the latest DHH gossip' %>

Then in your views…

news.rhtml

<% content_for :title do %>DHH kills Bat Boy!<% end %>

When rendered, this will appear in your. As you can see, I also defined
a default string above.

You can do several content_for’s in your app (sidebar, navigation,
breadcrumbs…)

Good luck!

Cheers,
Robby


Robby R.
http://www.robbyonrails.com/


#3

Robby R. wrote:

@title = “something”
Ah, there is a much more elegant way of doing this! :slight_smile:

DHH Gossip » <%= (title = yield :title) ? title : 'Your a default string above.

You can do several content_for’s in your app (sidebar, navigation,
breadcrumbs…)

Also, here is the documentation for content_for.

http://api.rubyonrails.com/classes/ActionView/Helpers/CaptureHelper.html#M000638

Cheers,
Robby


Robby R.
http://www.robbyonrails.com/