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padrino-mailer's 'render' does not render relative to the mailer-specific directory in app/views/mailers/ #1906

jf opened this Issue Apr 7, 2015 · 0 comments


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jf commented Apr 7, 2015

Not too sure why this isn't marked as an issue, but I would expect, given that padrino-gen mailer creates the mailer-specific directory in app/views/mailers/, that the default directory for 'render' would be that mailer-specific directory.

The documentation (, under Mailer Usage (yes, I'm aware there are other typos, but) says this:

# app/mailers/sample_mailer.rb
MyAppName.mailer :sample do
  email :registration_email do |name, email|
    from ''
    to email
    subject 'Welcome to the site!'
    locals :name => name, :email => email
    render 'registration_email'
    content_type :html       # optional, defaults to :plain
    via :sendmail            # optional, to smtp if defined otherwise sendmail


This mailer defines a mail type called ‘registration_mail’ with the specified attributes
for delivery. The body method is invoking the render command passing the name
attribute to the body message template which should be defined in
[views_path]/mailers/sample/registration_email.erb as shown below:

As it turns out, though (both from experience; and verified by looking through the source of padrino-mailer 0.12.5), this is not the case. Every render is relative to app/views/mailers, never mind what mailer.

Now back to the documentation. Under Multipart Emails, it says this, which would seem to indicate app/views/mailers instead (although even here, I would argue that it leaves some space for vagueness. So is it app/views/mailers/sample/path/to/basic*? app/views/mailers/path/to/basic*?):

# app/mailers/sample_mailer.rb
mailer :sample do
  email :email_with_parts do
    from ''
    # ...
    # renders path/to/basic.html.erb and path/to/basic.plain.erb
    provides :plain, :html
    render 'path/to/basic'

Are there any plans to shift to using app/views/mailers/<mailer-name>?

@nesquena nesquena modified the milestone: 0.13.1 Oct 12, 2015

@ujifgc ujifgc modified the milestone: 0.13.1 Dec 12, 2015

@ujifgc ujifgc added the bug label Jan 15, 2016

@ujifgc ujifgc closed this in cc6fe63 Jun 5, 2016

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