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Power CMS and linking to other pages?

Thread began 3/26/2010 10:03 pm by Larry | Last modified 4/22/2010 8:31 pm by Larry | 2660 views | 17 replies

Larry

Eric, this should be a basic function of CMS, adding links for any page in a website, no matter what folder they are in, as long as all the pages are in the same site, eg.. public_html.

How do I explain to a user that wants to select some text and make it a link, when that user does not know any html at all. I thought that was one of the basic features of a CMS.

So when I login to the admin section of Power CMS, I select a page/area to edit , I enter some text and want to make that text a link to another page in my site. So I click on the insert/edit link icon, then select browse server, I now can browse to any folder inside my public_html folder, so I have the ability to select any page to make the link go to. I double click the page I want to link to. Now back in the link dialog box my link is created, BUT, and this is were this product fails for users that do not know html. The link that is created is to the page that I want, actually, but /CMS/files/ is added to the beginning of the link, like this, /CMS/files/ourdogs.php.

Now a non-technical user doesn't know this is wrong because the file ourdogs.php is one of the files that are in the root folder, a top level page. Therefore this is a serious shortfall in the Power CMS product. It will be just a little difficult to explain to all of the non-technical users how to make sure the link is correct if they have no idea what a correct link looks like.

So, my question is really quite simple, how do I correct this problem of inserting the wrong html link. The CMS product is actually very useful other than this simple lack of basic functionality.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Larry

Originally Said By: Eric Mittman
  This is going to be a limitation of adding in the links like this. It will have a full site relative URL in the link to the file. You could just add in some text for the link then make that text a link rather than just inserting the link by itself. You could also move the files into another folder in the site so that you can control what the links look like.  

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