[opencms-dev] Making JSP Templates

Russell Castagnaro russell at synctank.com
Tue May 20 20:13:00 CEST 2003

Hello Everyone,

I everyone's help.  I followed the tutorial,
but I can't figure out where to put the template and jsptemplate

The docs say to put the template file in an existing module in

This directory doesn't exist :( (Yes, I've imported the module)

I imported my modules from zip files. I've tried creating the
templates in various different places, but the existing templates
don't change and the new template isn't found!


Tuesday, May 20, 2003, 1:19:36 AM, you wrote:

RH> Greetings,

RH> I pretty new to OpenCMS and have been working with it for a week now. Template creation can be done by following the JSP template development HOWTO. Follow the steps like this if you want to
RH> create your own module:

RH> 1. Create a folder structure similar to the org.opencms.templates folder.
RH> 2. Create the master template using XMLTemplate syntax( see  the howto) place in Templates folder.
RH> 3. Create a stylesheet and place in the resources folder (this is optional but makes changing the look and feel of the site a lot easier.) I've created a couple stylesheets (one for screen: this
RH> one is viewed by the browser; one for print: this one removes any navigation for printing; one for edit: this one is used by opencms to display the page content when editing.
RH> 4. Create a JSP Template following the example in step 3 of the HOWTO. Place JSP Template in jsptemplates folder.

RH> Start with a simple layout and then build on that to add all the bells and whistles. I've added a dynamic navigation using some of the example code. The main navigation only lists the folders in
RH> the root project and a sub navigation that list all the pages and  folder of the current directory.

RH> Hope this helps you.

RH> Rene
>>>> russell at synctank.com 05/20/03 06:27AM >>>
RH> Sorry to bother you all with something so seemingly trivial.

RH> I'm trying to follow the tutorial and docs to create my own templates
RH> but Its just not happening.  I've imported all of the documentation
RH> modules as zip files.  i have also created a master template and
RH> jsptemplates, but I think I put them in the wrong place.  Given that
RH> my system installed in the ~webapps/opencms directory.  Where should I
RH> be placing these files?

RH> Does it have to be placed in a zip file?

RH> Thanks in advanced!

Best regards,
 Russell                            mailto:russell at synctank.com

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