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Totally lost with HTML editor

Thread began 2/05/2010 1:02 am by jcav26033 | Last modified 2/07/2010 2:36 am by jcav26033 | 1708 views | 13 replies


When I added my own custom styles (from my site stylesheet) I did it using the seperate HTMLEditor extension, and even that was tricky at first.

However, I think that the changes it made were effectively the following, and involve (for PowerCMS):




your own stylesheet

The two xml files comprise a list of class styles that can be made available to the editor, and each takes the form of:

<Style name="right" element="span" >
<Attribute name="class" value="right" />

And these are referenced from (so must be in) your own stylesheet. So if you have a class in your stylesheet like:

.sidebardk {
color: #FFFFFF;
border: 1px solid #131D2B;
padding: 6px;
background-color: #2D4262;

you would add a section into your contents_insert_ContentValueStyles1.xml and contents_update_ContentValueStyles1.xml files like:

<Style name="sidebardk" element="span" >
<Attribute name="class" value="sidebardk" />

for each of the styles you want included.

Then in each of your two contents_xxxx_ContentValue1.js files, near the bottom you need to enter your paths, first in this line:

FCKConfig.EditorAreaCSS = '../../css/cms_syle.css'; // relative to fckeditor/editor/fckeditor.html

which is the path to your stylesheet relative to fckeditor.html, so if your stylesheet was called 'cms_styles.css' and was in a folder 'css' which was in the same directory as all your CMS files and folders, the path would be the same as in the example above.

then this line:

FCKConfig.StylesXmlPath = '../custom/contents_xxxx_ContentValueStyles1.xml'; // (xxxx = insert or update) relative to fckeditor/editor/fckeditor.html

which is the path to the xml file, again relative to fckeditor.html, and is likely to be the same path as the example above.


So, no guarantees (back-up files before making changes), but I've just re-tested it and it works for me.

NOTE: You will almost certainly have to close any open windows/tabs that have HTMLEditor instances currently showing, and clear your browser cache before these will show. They (should) appear at the bottom of the 'Style' drop-down list.

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