Hello Drew, Makes perfect sense! Thank you very much for taking the time to provide this explanation -- much appreciated.
Cheers, Nicholas On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 7:44 PM, Andrew Neil<andrew.jr.n...@googlemail.com> wrote: > > >> This is an old thread that I have been meaning to follow up. Sean >> suggested: >> >>>> that one >>>> should focus on the _why_ you need an uncached page in the first >>>> place, and address that need first > > Indeed! > >> I created a route: >> >> map.with_options(:controller => 'site') do |site| >> site.connect 'store-directory/:name', :action => 'show_page', >> :url => '/store-directory/store' >> end >> >> This captures URL's like these: >> >> /store-directory/mcdonoughs-your-independent-grocery >> /store-directory/carlton-cards > > A better solution would be to create a new model called StorePage, > inheriting from Radiant's Page model. You can override the find_by_url > method, so that the StorePage would behave as an 'index' page, or a 'show' > page. For example: > > /store-directory > Would be an index page, listing all your stores > > /store-directory/mcdonoughs-your-independent-grocery > /store-directory/carlton-cards > These would be 'show' pages, for individual stores. > > You would only need to create a single StorePage in your Radiant sitemap. In > the above example, this would have the slug 'store-directory'. Each of the > sub-pages, corresponding to individual Store models, would exist as 'virtual > pages'. You won't see them in the sitemap of the Radiant admin, but they > exist on the public facing site. > > If you use this approach, you don't need to create any custom routes. The > index/show pages would both be rendered using the SiteController#show_page > action. This should mean that caching works just as you would expect. So the > /store-directory page and /store-directory/carlton-cards pages would be > cached without interfering with each other. > > Here is an example of a model that overrides the page model: > > > http://github.com/nelstrom/radiant-movies-extension/blob/97b149f84f75e887dd37261acdee3ebd6570b26c/app/models/movie_page.rb#L5-17 > > Note the tags: <movies:if_index/> and <movies:unless_index/>. The content > for the index page should go inside the if_index tag, and the content for > the 'show' pages should go inside the unless_index block. > > I hope this helps clear things up. > > Cheers, > Drew > _______________________________________________ > Radiant mailing list > Post: Radiant@radiantcms.org > Search: http://radiantcms.org/mailing-list/search/ > Site: http://lists.radiantcms.org/mailman/listinfo/radiant > _______________________________________________ Radiant mailing list Post: Radiant@radiantcms.org Search: http://radiantcms.org/mailing-list/search/ Site: http://lists.radiantcms.org/mailman/listinfo/radiant