Page Templates

Manifesto renders HTML pages by employing a consistent series of templates, each of which may be overridden by the developer.

Like many CMS frameworks, the index.php is used strictly for receiving and routing requests, and contains no HTML markup.

The page layout templates contain the outermost structure of a rendered page, consisting of the html, head, and body tags (both open and closed), as well as any column-based structure interior to the page.

Within that template, event calls are executed in various places to acquire the content that will fill in the page. Most of those event calls result in more specific view templates becoming embedded in the page template, e.g. within the <head> section, the page_head event is called to include scripts, css, and other head elements, while the module_prep.inc file belonging to the current module is included to further process the request. See the Workflow document for more information on the sequence of includes that is typically executed during a page request.

A default installation of Manifesto includes the following templates:

admin.tmpl.php
The default template for /admin/ pages. Typically not user-modified, as it includes a fair amount of routing logic.
disabled.tmpl.php
The “Maintenance Mode” template, for when the site has been temporarily disabled.
editor.tmpl.php
The default template for /admin/ pages. Typically not user-modified, as it includes a fair amount of routing logic.
error401.tmpl.php
The default “Not authorized” error page
error403.tmpl.php
The default “Forbidden” error page
error500.tmpl.php
The default “Internal server error” error page
exception.tmpl.php
Manifesto’s built-in exception renderer. When logged-in, this page provides a stack trace and other useful debugging information.
home.tmpl.php
The default home page template. It contains a few event calls that are unique to the home page, but otherwise may be fully customized.
login.tmpl.php
A bare-bones template for rendering nothing but a login form.
module.tmpl.php
The default template for all module content, unless overridden by a module-specific template. The template can handle every permutation of a three-column layout, based on the toggleable setting for each module.
print.tmpl.php
The template invoked when a page is printed. This allows for heavy customization that may be easier to accomplish by modifying a template rather than customizing a print-based stylsheet.
template_pages.tmpl.php
By default, this template is identical to module.tmpl.php, but is included to demonstrate how a module can easily override the default templat for all of its content.

Also, the body element of each template is tagged with a class that indicates what page layout template is in use (e.g. l-module for module.tmpl.php), and the element is also tagged with a class indicating what module is currently active, e.g. mod-dated_posts for the Dated Posts module.