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Home Page Views Version - 2.0.18

I've been trying to set up the theme view for the home page for visitors ( ie not logged in). When someone is logged in I know it uses the theme/views/default.master.php

I've been digging, a lot, and cannot find the view that the home page uses. Could anyone enlighten me please?




  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    The default.master.php/default.master.tpl is used for all visitors. The default.master can be understood as a layout file:

    |Menu        | 
    |panel|content |
    |Footer      | 

    If you want to present visitors another page than logged in users, you should consider redirecting them early. Either make this a theme hook or a plugin:

        public function gdn_dispatcher_beforeAnalyzeRequest_handler($sender, $args) {
            // Exit when user is logged in.
            if (Gdn::session()->isValid()) {
            // Exit when this is not the home page.
            if (c('Routes.DefaultController', '')[0] != $sender->Request) {
            // When guests visit home page, show them custom page
        public function pluginController_helloGuest_create($sender) {
            echo 'Hello Guest!';
            // Better:
            // $sender->render('helloguest', '' 'plugins/helloguest');

  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator
    edited June 2018

    Oh, there is a plugin which does half of the job...

    Together with some other plugin you will not need to write anything on your own:

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