Dynamic Routing with static home page not working as expected


#1

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I have just set up a Ghost Blog. This is a clean install on a VPS, and it is up and running correctly.

By default, Ghost shows a list of posts when opened in the browser. I would like to have a home page at the / location, and have my posts available at /blog . From what I can tell, this can be achieved by using Dynamic Routing.

To simplify this, I thought I would be able to page as the home page . I could then render this page using the already existing page.hbs template.

Here is my routes.yaml file:

routes:
  /: 
    data: page.home
    template:
      - page

collections:
  /blog/:
    permalink: /blog/{slug}/
    template:
      - index

taxonomies:
  tag: /blog/tag/{slug}/
  author: /blog/author/{slug}/

I have a page called home , but when I load the home page, I get an empty-ish page: just the footer displays.

There are no hints in the log that tells me what could be happening. Am I understanding routes.yaml correct? Is page.home not how to pass data to a page?


#2

I’d suggest to use a new template for this.

example.hbs

{{#page}}
  {{content}}
{{/page}}

I will update the docs to make this clear. Let me know if it works :slight_smile:


#3

I was hoping I could use the already existing page.hbs template. Should it not be possible with this?

I don’t have to use a page, I could create a post and use that as my home page (via post.hbs). Would that work?

Thanks


#4

Hm yeah you could, but therefore you need to use the long-form.

routes:
  /:
    data:
      post: page.home

The reason you have to use {{#page}} by default is that Ghost automatically uses the resource type as name of the target object (page.home === page).

Let me know if it works. I have not tested it :slight_smile:


#5

Awesome! That is exactly what I was looking for. Here is my routes.yaml

routes:
  /: 
    data: 
      post: page.home
    template: page

Thanking you :wave:


#6

Actually, any reason why the headings wouldn’t be showing up now? Strange one

The <a> tags with the links exist in the HTML source, just not rendered correctly. I an using the default template.

Thanks


#7

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