Semi Static Pages in Rails 5
In this article, I will highlight the Rails 5 related changes required to get the railscasts episode on Semi Static Pages working. Create a new Rails 5 project.
rails new static
Copy the seeds.rb from the source code repo to your project. Create the product and page models.
rails g model product name price:decimal released_on:date rails g model page name permalink content:text
Change the generated migration file to define an index for permalink column.
add_index :pages, :permalink
Generate a pages controller with all the 7 RESTful actions.
rails g controller pages index show new edit create update destroy
Copy the views for pages controller,
_form.html.erb, edit.html.erb, index.html.erb, new.html.erb and show.html.erb. Generate a info controller with about, privacy and license actions.
rails g controller info about privacy license
The info/about.html.erb has static content. Migrate and populate the database.
rails db:migrate rails db:seed
Generate the products controller with index and show actions.
rails g controller products index show
We also need to change the ActiveRecord syntax in pages controller.
You can browse the solution 1 by checking out the hash 9268502de02d62c7acf3962c3a649194be289ed9 and solution 2 by checking out the hash d020a3ca61dc12e00502fd6c622c14b14c7191fb.
In this article, you learned how to implement semi static pages in Rails 5.
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