Enable Concrete CMS in Header and Footer
<title> and various favicon tags in order to make those
<meta> tags editable through the CMS.
Let’s start in
header.php. Replace this
What did we do here? We removed the
<meta charset> tag, the
<title> tag, and the favicon
<link> tag. We left all the theme’s custom stylesheets. We replaced what we removed with
This call is different than the
$view->inc() methods we’ve used so far. That’s because
View::element() includes files found in a root
elements folder, not the one we’ve made in our theme. This call is including the
concrete/elements/header_required.php file found in the core. If we reload the page things look the same, but if you check the HTML source you’ll notice now that our title is powered out of the CMS.
footer.php file as well. Open
footer.php and add
<?php View::element(‘footer_required’); ?>
footer.php just before the closing
Open header.php and add this line where the
<body> tag opens:
Here’s what it looks like in
Now, we’ll need to close the tag in the footer.
Reloading the page doesn’t show much change, which is fine. If we check the HTML, however, we can see a DIV with this class wrapping the page content:
This is good -- now we’ll be able to target elements within our page content using the
.ccm-page class, and core concrete5 user interface elements will work properly.
Finally, let’s see if we can now view our toolbar properly. Login to the site by going to http://dreamrs/login (or wherever you have your site hosted). You’ll see the standard concrete5 sign in page:
Once you see the concrete5 dashboard, click the arrow in the toolbar to return to your site. Once back, you should see this:
Success! We have the concrete5 editing toolbar present on our page, floating above the basic content. Usually, this is where we add editbale areas to our page templates, but before we do that, let’s look into why the toolbar isn’t rendering properly.
This isn’t what the toolbar is supposed to look like. It should look like this:
Our icons are off, and one of them is missing. Let’s fix that.