Rendering partials in toto19th April 2012
toto is a fantastic lightweight blogging engine. In fact, at the time of writing, this very blog is running on it. By looking at dorothy you can see how it uses a layout and templates to render content. However, by default, it does not provide support for template partials.
However, that’s easily solved with a little monkey patching:
module Toto class Site class Context def to_partial(page) to_html page, @config end end end end
Now you can include partials in your templates like this:
<%= render 'sidebar', :partial %>
Now, I’m not a fan of monkey patching for a number reasons, not least of which is the fact that a good monkey patch is often a missed opportunity to improve an open source project. With that in mind, here is the pull request to have this functionality added to toto itself.