Notes on built-in templates

Default templates shipped with SiteTree created to have as little markup as possible in a try to fit most common website need.

Styling built-in templates

Use CSS to style default templates for your needs. Templates are deliberately made simple, and only consist of ul, li and a tags.

Nevertheless pay attention that menu template also uses two CSS classes marking tree items:

  • current_item — marks item in the tree, corresponding to current page;
  • current_branch — marks all ancestors of current item, and current item itself.

Overriding built-in templates

To customize visual representation of navigation elements you should override the built-in SiteTree templates as follows:

  1. Switch to sitetree folder
  2. Switch further to ‘templates/sitetree’
  3. There among others you’ll find the following templates:
  • breadcrumbs.html (basic breadcrumbs)
  • breadcrumbs-title.html (breadcrumbs that can be put inside html title tag)
  • menu.html (basic menu)
  • tree.html (basic tree)
  1. Copy whichever of them you need into your project templates directory and feel free to customize it.
  2. See Advanced SiteTree tags section for clarification on two advanced SiteTree template tags.

Templates for Foundation Framework

Information about Foundation Framework is available at http://foundation.zurb.com

The following templates are bundled with SiteTree:

  • sitetree/breadcrumbs_foundation.html

    This template can be used to construct a breadcrumb navigation from a sitetree.

  • sitetree/menu_foundation.html

    This template can be used to construct Foundation Nav Bar (classic horizontal top menu) from a sitetree.

    Note

    The template renders no more than two levels of a tree with hover dropdowns for root items having children.

  • sitetree/menu_foundation-vertical.html

    This template can be used to construct a vertical version of Foundation Nav Bar, suitable for sidebar navigation.

    Note

    The template renders no more than two levels of a tree with hover dropdowns for root items having children.

  • sitetree/sitetree/menu_foundation_sidenav.html

    This template can be used to construct a Foundation Side Nav.

    Note

    The template renders only one tree level.

You can take a look at Foundation navigation elements examples at http://foundation.zurb.com/docs/navigation.php

Templates for Bootstrap Framework

Information about Bootstrap Framework is available at http://getbootstrap.com

The following templates are bundled with SiteTree:

  • sitetree/breadcrumbs_bootstrap.html

    This template can be used to construct a breadcrumb navigation from a sitetree.

  • sitetree/breadcrumbs_bootstrap3.html

    The same as above but for Bootstrap version 3.

  • sitetree/menu_bootstrap.html

    This template can be used to construct menu contents for Bootstrap Navbar.

    Warning

    To widen the number of possible use-cases for which this template can be applied, it renders only menu contents, but not Navbar container itself.

    This means that one should wrap sitetree_menu call into the appropriately styled divs (i.e. having classes navbar, navbar-inner, etc.).

    Example:

    <div class="navbar">
        <a class="brand" href="/">My Site</a>
        <div class="navbar-inner">
            {% sitetree_menu from "main" include "topmenu" template "sitetree/menu_bootstrap.html" %}
         </div>
    </div>
    

    Please see Bootstrap Navbar documentation for more information on subject.

    Note

    The template renders no more than two levels of a tree with hover dropdowns for root items having children.

  • sitetree/menu_bootstrap3.html

    The same as above but for Bootstrap version 3.

  • sitetree/menu_bootstrap_dropdown.html

    One level deep dropdown menu.

  • sitetree/menu_bootstrap3_dropdown.html

    The same as above but for Bootstrap version 3.

  • sitetree/menu_bootstrap_navlist.html

    This template can be used to construct a Bootstrap Nav list.

    Note

    The template renders only one tree level.

  • sitetree/menu_bootstrap3_navpills.html

    Constructs nav-pills Bootstrap 3 horizontal navigation.

  • sitetree/menu_bootstrap3_navpills-stacked.html

    Constructs nav-pills Bootstrap 3 vertical navigation similar to navlist from Bootstrap 2.

You can find Bootstrap navigation elements examples at http://getbootstrap.com/components/

Templates for Semantic UI Framework

Information about Semantic UI Framework is available at http://semantic-ui.com/

The following templates are bundled with SiteTree:

  • sitetree/breadcrumbs_semantic.html

    This template can be used to construct a breadcrumb navigation from a sitetree.

  • sitetree/menu_semantic.html

    This template can be used to construct Semantic Menu (classic horizontal top menu) from a sitetree.

    Warning

    To widen the number of possible use-cases for which this template can be applied, it renders only menu contents, but not the UI Menu container itself.

    This means that one should wrap sitetree_menu call into the appropriately styled divs (i.e. having ui menu classes).

    Example:

    <div class="ui menu">
        <a class="item" href="/">MY SITE</a>
        {% sitetree_menu from "main" include "topmenu" template "sitetree/menu_semantic.html" %}
    </div>
    

    Please see Semantic UI Menu documentation for more information on subject.

    Note

    The template renders no more than two levels of a tree with hover dropdowns for root items having children.

  • sitetree/menu_semantic-vertical.html

    This template can be used to construct a vertical version of Semantic UI Menu, suitable for sidebar navigation.

    Note

    The template renders no more than two levels of a tree with hover dropdowns for root items having children.