Installing SiteMesh is a very straightforward process.
The quickest way to configure SiteMesh within a development environment is to simply import sitemesh-blank.war.
Install SiteMesh Manually
Manually installing SiteMesh into your web application consists of three steps,
- Add the SiteMesh library file to WEB-INF/lib
- Add the SiteMesh filter to web.xml
- Create a blank decorators.xml file
Setup Library File
Copy the SiteMesh jar file into your web application's WEB-INF/lib directory. In this example we downloaded SiteMesh 2.4.1 which uses the jar name, sitemesh-2.4.1.jar.
Add SiteMesh Filter
Add the following to WEB-INF/web.xml within the <web-app> tag,
Create the a decorators.xml file in your WEB-INF directory,