In Perch Runway, every page request ends up at a Master Page. (This is in contrast to Perch, where every page in the site has a corresponding file in the site tree.)
In Runway, every type of page in your site is created as a Master Page. That means you’ll end up with some which are unique (like a home page or blog listing) and others that are reused many times (like a general article page).
The Master Page is the blueprint for what appears on the page. It might include a certain layout, then perhaps an image slideshow followed by a news listing and a footer, for example.
Master Pages are created as
.php files within the
perch/templates/pages folder, and can be organised into subfolders.
When creating a new page, you pick which Master Page it will use. Updating a Master Page updates all the pages based on it.
<?php // output the top of the page perch_layout('global/top', [ 'page_title' => perch_page_title(true), ]); // main navigation perch_pages_navigation([ 'levels' => 1, 'template' => 'main_nav.html', ]); // page-specific introduction content perch_content('News introduction'); // a list of articles from the 'News' collection perch_collection('News', [ 'sort' => 'published_on', 'sort-order' => 'DESC', 'count' => 10, ]); // reusable sidebar containing the latest tweet perch_layout('news/sidebar', [ 'tweets' => perch_twitter_get_latest([ 'count' => 1, ], true), ]); // closing footer perch_layout('global/footer');