Jacob_Anandam Jacob_Anandam - 7 months ago 59
MySQL Question

NameError in StaticPages#home

I'm getting the "NameError" after doing the following in routes.rb

Rails.application.routes.draw do
root 'static_pages#home'
get '/help', to: 'static_pages/help'
get '/about', to: 'static_pages/about'
get '/contact', to: 'static_pages/contact'
get '/sigunup', to: 'users#new'


Can someone help me, please? Thanks.

Showing /home/bdme551/bdme21/app/views/layouts/_header.html.erb where line #7 raised:

undefined local variable or method `help_path' for #<#<Class:0x007f7474f3d208>:0x007f747555c508>
Extracted source (around line #7):

<ul class="nav navbar-nav navbar-right">
<li><%= link_to "Home", root_path %></li>
<li><%= link_to "Help", help_path %></li>
<li><%= link_to "Log in", '#' %></li>

StaticPagesController has the following:

class StaticPagesController < ApplicationController
def home
def help
def about
def contact


The problem is you haven't defined a name for your custom GET route. If you run rake routes, you should not find a prefix for any route except root.

You can add a name to a custom route with the as option.

get '/help',    to: 'static_pages#help', as: :help

Note that in your code you have static_pages/help as the value for to option.

It should be static_pages#help. # refers to instance method.

Now, if you try to run rake routes, you should find help as a prefix for /help route.

Also, fix the other route definitions by replacing / with #.