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Run vanilla code only and ignore site theme on custom pages

This discussion is related to the Custom Pages addon.

hi, I would like to use some vanilla functionalities and would like to create a custom page, ignoring the whole tpl and theme that I currently have.

I have tried this (vjrlinder version), it works but the theme is still loading with it. Any suggestions? thanks.

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  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    Looking at Custom Pages, I'd say it is not possible. But what you are trying to achieve is very, very easy:

    <?php
    
    $PluginInfo['myPage'] = array(
        'Name' => 'My own page!',
        'Description' => 'A start...',
        'Version' => '0.1'
    );
    
    class MyPagePlugin extends Gdn_Plugin {
        public function pluginController_myPage_create($sender, $args) {
            var_dump($args);
        }
    }
    

    Save that as /plugins/myPage/class.mypage.plugin.php, enable it and go to yourforum.com/plugin/mypage

    Also try yourforum.com/plugin/mypage/Hello

    And you should add some more info to the plugin info, but it is not needed...


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  • Thanks @R_J ! One thing is I would like to add more and don't want a plugin for each page, sort of the custom page plugin I guess.

  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    Simply call it myPages ;)

    You can add as many

    public function pluginController_foo_create() {} 
    public function pluginController_bar_create() {} 
    

    as you like.

    You can also do it like that

        public function pluginController_myPages_create($sender) {
            $this->dispatch($sender);
        }
    
        // available as plugin/mypages
        public function controller_index($sender) {
            echo __LINE__.'<br>';
            var_dump($sender->RequestArgs);
        }
    
        // available as plugin/mypages/foo
        public function controller_foo($sender) {
            echo __LINE__.'<br>';
            var_dump($sender->RequestArgs);
        }
    
        // available as plugin/mypages/bar
        public function controller_bar($sender) {
            echo __LINE__.'<br>';
            var_dump($sender->RequestArgs);
        }
    


    xifekoboKiori
  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    And if you prefer to see your new pages as "yourforum.com/nicename" you can do it like that:

    public function setup() {
        // Set custom route to plugin page.
        $router = Gdn::router();
        $pluginPage = 'plugin/mypages$1';
        $newRoute = '^nicename/.*)?$';
        if (!$router->matchRoute($newRoute)) {
            $router->setRoute($newRoute, $pluginPage, 'Internal');
        }
    }
    
    // Clean that routing.
    public function onDisable() {
        Gdn::router()->deleteRoute('^nicename/.*)?$');
    }
    

    Since setup() is only run when you enable your plugin, you would have to disable your plugin first an re-enable it afterwards if it is already enabled to see the effect.


    Kiori
  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    I want to point out that you could just request the VIEW instead of the whole page.

    Also, I would extend the root controller if you want to create root endpoints instead of adding a route.

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  • Thanks R_J I will these codes asap!

  • @hgtonight said:
    I want to point out that you could just request the VIEW instead of the whole page.

    Also, I would extend the root controller if you want to create root endpoints instead of adding a route.

    It would be great if you could post a code example.
    This is an important topic and I'm not sure what you mean by that exactly.
    I thought you were referring to discussion_render_before at first, but not sure.

  • rbrahmsonrbrahmson "You may say I'm a dreamer / But I'm not the only one" NY ✭✭✭

    I'm not absolutely sure that's what @hgtonight referred to, but this code renders a page that is stored in the plugin's view folder and if you look at the rendered file itself you will see that it is a regular html file (not even php). So in theory you could create many such pages and render them at will.

    As explained earlier, the page is invoked through a dispather as shown here. Using the routing merely makes the url friendly.

  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator
  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    @Kiori said:

    @hgtonight said:
    I want to point out that you could just request the VIEW instead of the whole page.

    Controllers in Garden have 2 universal parameters that change how a page is rendered. DeliveryType determines what gets rendered and DeliveryMethod determines how it gets rendered. For more information on the specific options available, check out the source code: https://github.com/vanilla/vanilla/blob/1005ef6d2c42ac7c104bc07d44cd58b1a408b1e1/library/core/class.controller.php#L151-L168

    Also, I would extend the root controller if you want to create root endpoints instead of adding a route.

    @R_J posted the exact thing I was thinking: https://vanillaforums.org/discussion/comment/231753/#Comment_231753

    Note that you do not have to use the dispatch method. You can just create a method on the root controller (i.e. the name of the function is the important part, not what goes into it).

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