To make things easier, I tried to separate the sidebar into its own file from the main layout in the templates/layout folder. So I decided to use the viewblock.
- Layout file: aonghas.php
- Viewblock file: aonghas_sidebar.php
Both files are in templates/layout; in the layout file I defined the following:
<!-- Aonghas Sidebar Menus --> <?= $this->fetch('aonghas_sidebar'); ?>
And in the viewblock file:
<?php $this->start('aonghas_sidebar'); ?> <!-- Main Sidebar Container --> <aside class="main-sidebar sidebar-dark-primary elevation-4"> <!-- removed for simplicity --> </aside> <?php $this->end(); ?>
However, when I loaded the page/controller that uses it (let’s call it users/index) the sidebar did not appear, but when I moved the sidebar code inside templates/Users/index.php, the sidebar showed up, and I did not intend to have the sidebar code on every view for every controller that I have (since it is repetitive).
I might have overlooked a step but I can’t figure out what it is.