getThemePath() in block template

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I've tried a couple times to use the getThemePath() in a block template file, In the example below I was expecting the file name with full path to be returned, getThemePath() does not return anything, I just get /images/filename

what am I doing wrong?

echo('<a href="' . $pageLink . '"><img src="' . $this->getThemePath() .'/images/'. $ni->getName() .'_menu.png"></a>');


Thanks

pvernaglia
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synlag replied on at Permalink Reply
synlag
try to grab the Instance of the current view first, if you really want to access the current path to the theme, not the path to the block you're using by:

$v = View::getInstance();
pvernaglia replied on at Permalink Reply
pvernaglia
I'm not getting that to work, can you give me an example how to insert that into the path for a file in the theme image directory?

Thanks
andrew replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
andrew
Try doing this

$v = View::getInstance();
$themePath = $v->getThemePath();


And use $themePath instead.
pvernaglia replied on at Permalink Reply
pvernaglia
That looks like the solution. Thanks a lot!
silverbenz replied on at Permalink Reply
Brilliant! That's exactly what I was looking for too. Thanks Andrew.

[edit] Oops. Spoke too soon. Following is my template code:
<?php 
   defined('C5_EXECUTE') or die("Access Denied."); ?>
<div class="content_breakout_template">
<?php
   $v = View::getInstance();
   $themePath = $v->getThemePath();
?>
<img class="o-logo" src="<?=$themePath?>/images/oriana_logo_35x35_trans-back.png" />
<?php
   $content = $controller->getContent();
   print $content;   
   echo "Theme Path: ".$themePath;
?>
</div> <!-- Close breakout_shadow_centred -->

The point is to insert a logo into the top-left corner of the content box and then apply some other sytling to the box. Everything works except for the image. Most of the time the path comes out as "/images/oriana_logo_blah-blah-blah" without the proper theme path in front of it. Strange thing is, every now and again, the theme path DOES work. Can't figure that one out. Anyway, just need to get the IMG fixed and I'll be happy.

Cheers.

[edit 2] Threw in the "echo $themePath" line as a troubleshooting tool. It outputs "Theme Path: <blank space>" the majority of the time.
hugostiglitz replied on at Permalink Reply
hugostiglitz
Try This:
<?php
   $v = View::getInstance();
   $themePath = $v->getThemePath();
   echo "<img class=\"o-logo\" src=\"$themePath/images/oriana_logo_35x35_trans-back.png\" />";
?>
silverbenz replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi Hugo,

Thanks for the suggestion, but as far as I can see it's exactly the same as what I've done outside of forcing all of the code to be inside a single PHP code block instead of mixing the PHP/HTML. I understand your thinking but that's also why I used the last block as a sanity check --> echo "Theme Path: ".$themePath. The result is the same.
jordanlev replied on at Permalink Reply
jordanlev
It's possible that the view hasn't been loaded yet at the time you're calling it.

Question for you: is this a custom template for the block's view, or are you trying to do this in the add/edit form?
jordanlev replied on at Permalink Reply
jordanlev
And another thought -- if this is a block, you probably shouldn't be referring to assets in the theme anyway, because a block should work independently from a theme (that is, it should work for any and all themes, regardless of which one is installed).

So what you might want to do instead is include the image in the block's directory (or the custom template's directory if that's what you're doing). Then you can get THAT path using this code:
<img class="o-logo" src="<?php echo $this->getBlockURL(); ?>/images/oriana_logo_35x35_trans-back.png" />
clocktower replied on at Permalink Reply
clocktower
This is exactly what is needed in most cases, however, when you create a custom block template, this path changes and since you do not want to modify a block package for example, is there another method for calling the custom block template path?

From

/package/block_name/templates/template_name/view.php

to

/blocks/block_name/templates/template_name/view.php
sebastienj replied on at Permalink Reply
sebastienj
Hi,

I'm creating a package with a custom template of page_list inside. Whan i'm in the view.php of my custom template i can't get the url ou relative path to this directory (from my package) is right?

Thanks a lot a lot

Seb