Including extra content on pages¶
Often when adding new content types there will be references to pre-existing items which may need to be shown on an existing page. While it’s possible to completely override a template it can be easier to simply declare any “extra content” in a special template that Aristotle will then include when rendering the main template. This can be very advantageous when an extension is designed to be included on a site alongside other extensions.
To do this, all that needs to be done is to include a directory path
under the template path for your extension. If an entry for the extension has been included
in the Aristotle settings, the main will then look in this directory for templates
with the same name as the currently rendered content type.
For example, the comet extension defines an
Indicator content type that has multiple
DataElement items. Rather than redefine the
template, it defines an
Templates for comet content types are included under
templates/comet/. Under this
directory there is a further path
extra_content, so by creating a file
dataElement.html we can create a template for including extra relationship details.
This will then be rendered in the “Related content” section of the page.
The full path for a generic extra content template, would be: