I want to use a sjaakp\cycle\Cycle widget for a banner slideshow. When I put my code directly in a div in the main.php layout, it works pretty fine.
But when I put the code into a partial view e.g. _banner-slideshow.php placed in the same directory than the main layout, and use the following in the layout
<?php $this->render('_banner-slideshow'); ?>
it doesn’t work and looking at the source code of the page I cannot see anything in the div where the render statement is placed.
<?php include ('_banner-slideshow.php'); ?>
it works fine also.
I have 2 questions:
1- How comes the render doesn’t work ?
2- What is the difference between including and rendering and does it matter to use render rather than include ?
PS: _banner-slideshow.php attached.