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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.
webmaster in the Name field.
Type your email address 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.
Contents tab to return to the list of items in the
folder, then click the
standard_html_footer DTML Method to
Change the contents of the method to:
<hr> <a href="mailto:<dtml-var webmaster>?subject=<dtml-var title>">Email Webmaster</a> </body> </html>
Save Changes button.
We've change the standard Zope footer. Now let's verify that this change is reflected in our web pages.
Navigate to the
home.html document in the
by clicking on the
lesson4 location link and then clicking
Now click the
View tab 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
standard_html_footer object with the
By consolidating content into components such as a common footer you can provide a uniform look and feel for your web site.
Properties contain small pieces of content.
Use the <dtml-var> tag to insert properties into web pages.
standard_html_footer is used as the default Zope web page footer.
In the next lesson you'll see how to organize content with a collection of Zope objects.
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