[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Problem with adding logo

Mark Cyzyk mcyzyk at jhu.edu
Wed May 20 15:30:58 EDT 2015


I am trying to add our logo to the top of our ArchivesSpace instance and 
am thoroughly confused!  I am using these directions:

> A good first place to go is the layouts/application.html.erb file, 
> which is the Rails default layout for the entire site. Looking through 
> this file, we can see the branding is being rendered in the 
> site/branding.html.erb file, which is a very simple file with pretty 
> much just a link and image tag.
> So, first let's add out image file to the 
> "plugins/local/public/assets/images/my_archive/logo.png" then let's 
> override the default view by making a file in 
> plugins/local/public/views/site/_branding.html.erb

(This is from the "Customizing and Theming ArchivesSpace" doc on the 

First off, I do not have a /layouts/ directory anywhere in my 
ArchivesSpace directory tree.

More, I did not have a /plugins/local/public/assets/images/my_archive/ 
directory, so I created one.  Still more, I did not have a 
/plugins/local/public/views/site/ directory so I created one.

I then put my logo.png file in 

I then put my _branding.html.erb file in 
/plugins/local/public/views/site/.  (I'm assuming that underscore 
character at the beginning of _branding.html.erb is crucially significant.)

I chown'ed and chgrp'ed these directory trees and the files in them.  
All is well.

I rebooted my ArchivesSpace instance and waited for the moment when I 
would spin in my chair in triumphant glee.

No joy!  Same ArchivesSpace logo at top.

Not sure what I'm doing wrong.  Advice much appreciated.



Mark Cyzyk, M.A., M.L.S.
Scholarly Communication Architect
User Interface Applications Group
The Sheridan Libraries
The Johns Hopkins University
mcyzyk at jhu.edu

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