Step 2 - Display the list of Rides on the homepage

Ride List view

Customize your homepage template

Let's modify the Resources/views/content/full/root_folder.html.twig adding a call to a subrequest to display the list of all existing Rides with pagination:

{% extends "pagelayout.html.twig" %}

{% block content %}
    <script src="http://maps.google.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false"></script>

    <h3 class="center bottom-plus new-header">{{ ez_content_name(content) }}</h3>
    <div class="col-xs-10 text-justified">
    {{ render( controller( "AppBundle:Homepage:getAllRides" ) ) }}
 {% endblock %}


For the moment, we use a simple render() Twig function but when we talk about cache, we will use render_esi.

Create your sub controller to display list of Rides

Create your /src/AppBundle/Controller/HomepageController.phpwith the method getAllRidesAction:

// HomepageController.php

namespace AppBundle\Controller;
use eZ\Publish\API\Repository\Values\Content\Query;
use eZ\Publish\API\Repository\Values\Content\Query\Criterion;
use eZ\Publish\Core\MVC\Symfony\Controller\Controller;
use eZ\Publish\API\Repository\Values\Content\Query\SortClause;
use eZ\Publish\Core\Pagination\Pagerfanta\ContentSearchAdapter;
use Pagerfanta\Pagerfanta;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request;
class HomepageController extends Controller
  public function getAllRidesAction(Request $request)
    $repository = $this->getRepository();
    $locationService = $repository->getLocationService();
    $contentService = $repository->getContentService();
    $rootLocationId = $this->getConfigResolver()->getParameter('content.tree_root.location_id');
    $rootLocation = $locationService->loadLocation($rootLocationId);
    $currentLocationId = 2;
    $currentLocation = $locationService->loadLocation($currentLocationId);
    $currentContent = $contentService->loadContentByContentInfo($currentLocation->contentInfo);
    $query = new Query();
    $query->query = new Criterion\LogicalAnd(
        new Criterion\Subtree($rootLocation->pathString),
        new Criterion\Visibility(Criterion\Visibility::VISIBLE),
        new Criterion\ContentTypeIdentifier(array('ride'))
    $query->sortClauses = array(
      new SortClause\DatePublished(Query::SORT_ASC)
    $pager = new Pagerfanta(
      new ContentSearchAdapter($query, $this->getRepository()->getSearchService())
    //FIXME : get $limit value from a custom parameter
    $limit = 10;
    $pager->setCurrentPage($request->get('page', 1));
    return $this->render(
        'location' => $currentLocation,
        'content' => $currentContent,
        'pagerRides' => $pager,

Create template to display the list of Rides

Create app/Resources/views/list/rides.html.twigtemplate. You use a <table> to display the list of rides. The <head> of the <table> is in this Ride list template and each <tr> (line of the table) is in the line ride template.

So each time you use the line Ride template, you have to remember the choice of using a <tr>.

<div class="row regular-content-size">
  <div class="col-xs-10 col-xs-offset-1 box-style">
    <h3 class="center bottom-plus new-header">List of all Rides</h3>
    {# Loop over the page results #}
    {% for ride in pagerRides %}
      {% if loop.first %}
        <table class="table table-hover">
        <tr class="table-header">
          <th> Ride</th>
          <th> To</th>
      {% endif %}
      {{ render( controller( 'ez_content:viewLocation', { 'locationId': ride.versionInfo.contentInfo.mainLocationId, 'viewType': 'line' } )) }}
      {% if loop.last %}
      {% endif %}
    {% endfor %}

The next step is to create the override rule to use a dedicated template for the view line of Rides.

To do so, you need to configure your Bundle to inject override configuration.

Use a custom template to display view line of a Ride

You add the rule for the line_ride template to be used in your app/config/ezplatform.ymlfile.

# ezplatform.yml
                    template: "line/ride.html.twig"
                        Identifier\ContentType: "ride"

Create your app/Resources/views/line/ride.html.twigtemplate.

Remember, it's only one line of a table, so you will find a <tr> tag with some <td> tags.

            <a href="{{ path( "ez_urlalias", { 'locationId': content.contentInfo.mainLocationId } ) }}"
                {{ ez_content_name( content ) }}
        {{ ez_render_field(content, 'starting_point', {'parameters': {'width': '100%', 'height': '100px', 'showMap': true, 'showInfo': true }}
        ) }}
        {{ ez_render_field(content, 'ending_point', {'parameters': {'width': '100%', 'height': '100px', 'showMap': true, 'showInfo': true }}
        ) }}
        <p>{{ ez_render_field( content, 'length' ) }} Km</p>
        <p>{{ ez_render_field( content, 'level' ) }}</p>

Go to the homepage of your Tutorial website, and you will see the list of Rides!


Success: you have just built your first website

Now you have created your first website with eZ Platform.

The website is simple and efficient.

You learned:

  • How to do a quick install of eZ Platform
  • How the files in an eZ Platform project are organized
  • Where you should put your asset files
  • How to param your eZ Platform to use templating
  • How to use Twig templates to display the content from your database


This tutorial is a work in progress, let us know on Slack or Forums what Features you want to implement first after this Tutorial. Thank you!

If you would like a sneak peek at our efforts, take a look at the Beginner Tutorial Component in Jira.

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