I have been fooling around with the various extensions for Mental, and
think they are an amazingly simple way to work. But there’s a problem
with that simplicity. I tried out the Search extension, works great,
lots of tags to use, etc. I made a Search page, everything works pretty
well (it found my css page, which was odd – must figure out a way to
exclude certain pages Real Soon Now).
But then I want to put search on every page. No problem, I’ll put it in
the header. Oops, can’t do that – you can’t add the extensions there.
Managed to put it in the sidebar of the home page, that worked fine,
but then on my Contact page (a Mailer page which did not define its own
sidebar) the Home sidebar was inherited but without the Search
functionality – so I got a broken tag warning. So then I have to
define a new sidebar for that page without the search, because I can’t
add Mailer and Search to the same page.
Yikes! I’m confused.