v2.3.8 - Show latest stable - 1 note - Class: ActionController::Base
append_view_path(path) public

Adds a view_path to the end of the view_paths array. If the current class has no view paths, copy them from the superclass. This change will be visible for all future requests.

  ArticleController.append_view_path(["views/default", "views/custom"])
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June 26, 2008
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Handy for adding theme support

I’m using this to add basic theme support to my app:

append_view_path(File.join(RAILS_ROOT, "app/themes/#{@current_theme}"))
append_view_path(File.join(RAILS_ROOT, 'app/themes/_base'))

Common templates go in app/themes/_base and then you can override these with specific theme versions in each theme directory.