MD Detect Page Type


Masuga Design

3rd Party (Free)

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Detect if you are on pagination page, category page, or yearly archive page.

You can use a single template to handle the “landing page” for an area as well as the single-entry version of the page with a couple {if segment_3 != ‘’} and {if segment_3 == ‘’} conditionals. But when you introduce pagination, everything gets messed up. The goal was to avoid having to make a separate template to handle the single entries when pagination is used on the the same template. The URLs should look like the following using the (very basic) code sample that follows. – The “landing” page, that may include paginated items – A paginated page in this area – Using the same template for a single entry

Basic Example

{exp:md_detect_page_type url_segment="{segment_3}"}
Pagination Page: {if pagination_page}A Paginated Page{/if}
Category Page: {if category_page}This is a Category Page{/if}
Yearly Archive Page: {if yearly_archive_page}Yes!{/if} {/exp:md_detect_page_type}

Keep in mind that the Switchee plugin is also pretty useful for detecting page type, and may ultimately be more flexible.

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0.1 Sep 28, 2008
Not Specified Download 1.0.2 Mar 29, 2010

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This entry was created March 12, 2009, 5:25 am.
This entry was last updated August 9, 2013, 11:02 pm.

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2 Reviews:

Loughlin 02.25.13

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Simple. Quick. Works.  Nothing more needs to be said.

Lee 08.26.12

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Thanks to Masuga Design for a light weight, fast add-on that does it’s job perfectly.