[EP-tech] Re: Dynamic Content and pins

Alan.Stiles alan.stiles at open.ac.uk
Fri Apr 11 09:18:43 BST 2014

Hi Matt,
The main index page is defined in

Try adding your pin there.  Not sure whether the pin logic needs to be in dynamic_template.pl or somewhere else for this page though – give it a try and see what happens.


From: Matthew Brady [mailto:Matthew.Brady at usq.edu.au]
Sent: 11 April 2014 06:26
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Dynamic Content and pins

Hi All,

I am trying to add some dynamic content onto the index page,

According to the doco, last updated 2012, (http://wiki.eprints.org/w/Branding_with_confidence#Pins) to add dynamic content into a template

Create the pin/logic in the dynamic_template.pl file

Then edit your xml file e.g. “archives/ARCHIVEID/cfg/lang/en/templates/default.xml”

So far, so good, This all works and I can drop dynamic content into the resulting page…via the xml… and it will render between the title and the xpage’s content…

<div id="ep_tm_page_content_container">
  <div class="ep_tm_page_content">
    <h1 class="ep_tm_pagetitle">
      <epc:pin ref="title"/>
    <epc:pin ref="matts_dynamic_content"/>
    <epc:pin ref="page"/>


How do I get it to drop the dynamic content within the layout of the xpage…  I thought it would be simple, maybe, it’s just a Friday thing….

Any help would be appreciated.



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