HTML Page Templates
Section 8.7: HTML Page Templates
The HTML pages that RAMADDA generates are based on a template mechanism. Here is an example template that has documentation in it: exampletemplate.html.txt. Copy the example to your local RAMADDA plugins directory and rename it as: <your name>template.html (strip off the .txt):
<user home>/.ramadda/plugins/somenametemplate.html
Any plugin file that ends with "template.html" is loaded by RAMADDA as a template.

In the template are a set of properties. You should change the id and name property. There are a number of other macros shown as ${macro} that are used to instantiate a web page. See the above example template for more information.

You can see many examples of templates at the at the Github site.

While you can just have a file called <something>template.html in your plugins directory if you have your own CSS or images or icons that go along with your template you will want to package them up in a .jar file. Here is an example exampletemplate.jar that provides the above exampletemplate.html.

This file was created from a directory tree:

The jar file is created with:
mac:jar -Mcvf exampletemplate.jar  exampletemplate
adding: exampletemplate/(in = 0) (out= 0)(stored 0%)
adding: exampletemplate/exampletemplate.html(in = 1406) (out= 595)(deflated 57%)
adding: exampletemplate/htdocs/(in = 0) (out= 0)(stored 0%)
adding: exampletemplate/htdocs/exampletemplate/(in = 0) (out= 0)(stored 0%)
adding: exampletemplate/htdocs/exampletemplate/banner.jpg(in = 55020) (out= 52006)(deflated 5%)
adding: exampletemplate/htdocs/exampletemplate/template.css(in = 3680) (out= 1139)(deflated 69%)
Note: if you don't have jar installed (it is part of the Java release) then you can just zip the file and call it something.jar.

The template.css and banner.jpg files are in a directory (exampletemplate) under the htdocs directory so they can be referenced in the html as:

<link href="/repository/htdocs_v5_0_40/exampletemplate/template.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen">

You can specify a default template for your site in 2 ways. First, go to the Admin->Users list and edit the anonynmous user. Select the desired template from the list. You can also specify the default template for the site via a property:
ramadda.html.template.default=<your template id>
You can set this in a plugin .properties file or you can specify this property (and other properties as well) in the Admin->Settings->Site and Contact Information->Extra Properties field.

There are two ways to specify a template to be used for mobile access. The first is to set the following property in your RAMADDA .properties file.<template id >
You can also specify a mobile=true property in the properties section of your template.