Now that you have your configuration in place, you need to create your layout script.
First, make sure that you've created the
application/layouts/scripts" directory; then,
open an editor, and create the markup for your layout. Layout scripts are simply view
scripts, with some slight differences.
<?php echo $this->layout()->content ?>
In the example above, you'll note the call to a
helper. When you register the
Zend_Layout resource, you also gain
access to both an action and view helper that allow you access to the
Zend_Layout instance; you can then call operations on the layout
object. In this case, we're retrieving a named variable,
and echoing it. By default, the
$content variable is populated for
you from the application view script rendered. Otherwise, anything you'd normally do
in a view script is perfectly valid -- call any helpers or view methods you desire.
At this point, you have a working layout script, and your application is informed of its location and knows to render it.