Where to get relative links within a view template?


#1

Hi everybody,

in my view templates, I have a meta navigation bar in the header, that
renders links to the administration login page, an about page and an
imprint
page. So far, I hard-coded these links. This is bad.

So what’s the proper way to generate these links? The link to the admin
page
should be easy as it is static. I thought about using the Blog class, I
noticed a method there to retrieve the base url and just concatenate the
admin page behind that.

Would I need to come up with some kind of plugin that does the rest,
thus
generating links to pages? Or can I touch the routes/controller
behaviour to
create a mapping there manually after creating the pages I need (about,
imprint)?

thanks,

Tobias W.


#2

Le 23 mars 09 à 11:16, Tobias Weisserth a écrit :

Would I need to come up with some kind of plugin that does the rest,
thus generating links to pages? Or can I touch the routes/controller
behaviour to create a mapping there manually after creating the
pages I need (about, imprint)?

thanks,

Tobias W.

Hi Tobias,

We have some very helpful helpers to help (obvious heh) us make nice,
not hardcoded links in our views. The most important is base_url,
which is included into this_blog.

So to get to your admin, I would use:

<%= link_to “Admin”, “#{this_blog.base_url}/admin” %>

You also have link_to_permalink which is kinda helpful. For example,
with pages, you can do:

<% pages = Page.find(:all, :conditions => {:state => ‘published’}) %>
<% pages.each do |page| %>
<%= link_to_permalink(page, page.title) %>
<%end%>

And so on…

Cheers,
Frédéric


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