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  16. Creating a Home Page

  • We'll learn how to add pages properly - the Rails way.
  • To do so, we add code in a view file, controller file, and the routes file.

###Terminal

(From your application directory, type...)
touch app/controllers/pages_controller.rb

###app/controllers/pages_controller.rb

class PagesController < ApplicationController
    def home
    end
end

###Terminal

mkdir app/views/pages
touch app/views/pages/home.html.erb

###app/views/pages/home.html.erb

<h2>Home Page</h2>

###config/routes.rb

root to: 'pages#home'

###Terminal

git add .
git status
git commit -m "Added a home view, controller action, route"
git push origin pages_and_layout