What is the best way to create a custom title for pages in a Rails app without using a plug-in?
In your views do something like this:
<% content_for :title, "Title for specific page" %> <!-- or --> <h1><%= content_for(:title, "Title for specific page") %></h1>
The following goes in the layout file:
<head> <title><%= yield(:title) %></title> <!-- Additional header tags here --> </head> <body> <!-- If all pages contain a headline tag, it's preferable to put that in the layout file too --> <h1><%= yield(:title) %></h1> </body>
It's also possible to encapsulate the
yield(:title) statements in helper methods (as others have already suggested). However, in simple cases such as this one I like to put the necessary code directly into the specific views without custom helpers.