Best way to generate static pages

hi, guys
I tried using Thoughtbot's High-Voltage to generate static pages in
my app. For some reason, I can't seem to make it work cause it keeps
redirecting to one of my search pages. Anyway, I can't seem to find
more info in the documentation of high-voltage. There was some mention
of "danger" in the docs but that's about it.

I have googled on how to generate static pages using rails but can't
find anything useful.

I guess for the moment, i will have to create a controller (named
after the static resource, "about_us") followed by a corresponding
file in the view.

Anyway, can anyone share a good way of generating static pages?

Thanks!

ct9a wrote:

hi, guys
I tried using Thoughtbot's High-Voltage to generate static pages in
my app. For some reason, I can't seem to make it work cause it keeps
redirecting to one of my search pages. Anyway, I can't seem to find
more info in the documentation of high-voltage. There was some mention
of "danger" in the docs but that's about it.

I have googled on how to generate static pages using rails but can't
find anything useful.

If they're static, don't generate them with Rails. Rails is only for
generating dynamic pages.

I guess for the moment, i will have to create a controller (named
after the static resource, "about_us") followed by a corresponding
file in the view.

No controller needed. Just put the static stuff in the public
directory.

Anyway, can anyone share a good way of generating static pages?

If you really want to *generate* static pages, try StaticMatic. But I
don't think that's what you actually meant.

Thanks!

Best,

What kind of problems are you seeing? Maybe you set it up wrong, have
you seen http://robots.thoughtbot.com/post/160768450/high-voltage ?
Perhaps paste your routes.rb or `rake routes` and that could help too.

-Nick

Ryan Bates (railscasts) also has an episode on the subject:
http://railscasts.com/episodes/117-semi-static-pages

The "Danger" reference in the docs is a joke, referring to the name of
the engine, which is named after the song "High Voltage" by the
Electric Six:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD5tnb2RBYg

You do not create a controller (part of the reason for using it).

You should be able to:

link_to "About Us", page_path("about_us")

What is your search page's route? What is your output when running
"rake routes"?

hi, Marnen :slight_smile:

StaticMatic - sounds interesting. Will google and read.

Cheers :slight_smile:

hi Dan,
thanks for the explaination. Finally clicked LOL

Alas, i have remove the code that used it but i will go back to git
and see what i can do.
Cheers, Dan!

hey, Dan,

Any intention to offer high voltage as a gem?

1)routes.rb