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Part of running an Elvis web site is getting in touch with Elvis fans the world over. One way to do this is to provide contact information on your site so that visitors can email you. Let's create an email link at the bottom of each page on your site that lets people send you feedback.
mail_linkin the Name field.
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Value field.
You have created a property that holds your e-mail address and that can be used throughout your site. Let's see how we can use this address on each web page by changing the standard web page footer.
Contentstab to return to the list of items in the folder, then click the
standard_template.ptPage Template to edit it.
<html metal:define-macro="page"> <body> <div metal:define-slot="body"> This is where the page's body text goes. </div> <hr> <a tal:attributes="href container/mail_link">mail webmaster</a> </body> </html>
We've change the standard Zope page macro. Now let's verify that this change is reflected in our web pages.
home.htmltemplate in the
lesson4folder by clicking on the
lesson4location link and then clicking on the
Testtab to view the web site.
Notice that there is now an email link at the bottom of every web page. The email link uses the property you defined and includes the title of the web page as the email subject.
The email link appears on every page because every page template
uses a Page Template Macro defined in the
template. Macros provide a way of sharing presentation elements
between pages. The
standard_template.pt template gives you a
convention for making pages share a common structure.
By consolidating content into components such as a common footer you can provide a uniform look and feel for your web site.
In the next lesson you'll see how to organize content with a collection of Zope objects.