Used with this patch:
Never mind I see you can specify the layout in locals.
Is it possibly to have multiple view directories?
This is not a support form. Please ask on stackoverflow.
I reopened this because I first found the question asked on StackOverflow and the solution breaks with hbs.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11315351/multiple-view-paths-on-node-js-express (second one with require)
TypeError: Arguments to path.join must be strings
at Array.filter (native)
at Object.exports.join (path.js:358:36)
at middleware (/Users/Adminstrator/Desktop/node-startup/node_modules/hbs/lib/hbs.js:105:30)
at View.render (/Users/Adminstrator/Desktop/node-startup/node_modules/express/lib/view.js:76:8)
at Function.app.render (/Users/Adminstrator/Desktop/node-startup/node_modules/express/lib/application.js:504:10)
at ServerResponse.res.render (/Users/Adminstrator/Desktop/node-startup/node_modules/express/lib/response.js:798:7)
I think specifying multiple view directories is a win. If you can do that with hbs great I think that there's an issue in the documentation on how to do this. If not it's a feature I think is needed. I'm sorry if this came off as a support issue, please consider reopening this.
Express supports only one view directory, we will not support specifying multiple.
Also I don't know if you remember but we had a beer together in Houston Hall a couple months ago, you recommended taters.
I remember :) (now that you mention it, otherwise wouldn't have recognized the name)
So I did some research on this issue: strongloop/express#533
For a large project I'm working on I'd like to organize my (page) templates in different folders, but spinning up a new app to make this happen is not worth it. For now it's fine that all my page templates are in one folder, but I really would like to break out the test templates. Before I started working with Express and Node I worked with Django and really liked how we had this ability to organize our templates.
you can put them in multiple folders and just res.render('folder/file') it will work just fine.