Forum: Ruby on Rails how to define template_root in controller?

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Ffb15a8418eb7f49060b6764aba1dc52?d=identicon&s=25 Rm Rm (rmehta)
on 2007-05-22 04:59

Based on the if the user is logged to site A or site B, with the single
codebase I have to show different views. What I mean is even though the
contents on both sites for a view will be same but the look and feel
will be different. So, I am planning to have a directory structure like


Reports controller will have all the methods for the scr1 & scr2. But
based on the site info (which I have in session), how can I set the view
root for the controller? I can check in each method and can use

render :template=>'siteA/scr1'

or render :template=>'siteB/scr1'

But is there a way to do it one time for the whole controller and not do
it with each render?

Thanks for any help.
6e9db38e16957cc51cf9cee9de399249?d=identicon&s=25 dasil003 (Guest)
on 2007-05-22 05:47
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I have implemented this with a patched version of the theme_support
plugin by Matt McCray.  There is a patch floating around that makes it
compatible with Rails 1.2 (the official version is only compatible
with 1.1).  I have submitted some patches to Matt, but he seems to be

Rails 2.0 will support the notion of view paths which will make the
whole process work a lot smoother (

I'm currently in the process of deploying a major site using this
feature and I've got a writeup in the works about how I set it all
up.    Should be posted in the next week some time in my blog at  I might even fork theme_support and release a
plugin focused around multiple domain applications.
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