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CSS Menu Writer Editor Doesn't Show

Thread began 3/02/2010 6:47 pm by mccook283274 | Last modified 3/04/2010 5:32 pm by Eric Mittman | 828 views | 5 replies |

mccook283274

CSS Menu Writer Editor Doesn't Show

When I click on the script icon next to a menu I created with CSSMW, the editor icon does not show in the property inspector.

However, when I click on the script icon in a page in another site I created with CSSMW, the editor icon does show up in the property inspector. So, the problem seems to be with just the one site.

What might be wrong, and how do I get the editor icon to show in a page where it is not showing?

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Eric Mittman

In the same site what is the result if you put a menu on a new blank page? If you can edit the menu on this new page it indicates that there is a problem with the menu that you are trying to edit. If the code is changed up too much from the original code it will loose the ability to recognize the menu on the page.

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mccook283274

Update on Edit Menu Problem

I added a new menu to a new blank page. The site is an addon domain, in a subfolder of the main domain, and that is where I added the new page. The process added a new CSSMenuWriter folder to the main domain folder instead of the addon domain folder--I guess that is fortunate because it didn't replace the CSSMenuWriter folder in the addon domain that has the site with the menu I am trying to edit.

After adding the menu to a new blank page, I then went back to the page that has the menu I was trying to edit. The edit icon did show up, but when I clicked on it, it took me to the edit information for the menu on the new page, not the menu for the page I was in.

Also, you said:
> If the code is changed up too much from the original code it will loose the ability to recognize the menu on the page.
I'm not sure what you mean by "if the code is changed up too much from the original code"
It has been so long since I worked on the menus in this site, I don't know what I might have changed. However, I may have edited links in the code rather than using the CSSMW edit function. Would this cause the problem?

Whatever caused the problem, is there a way to get CSSMW to regain its ability to recognize the menu on the page?

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Eric Mittman

From what you are describing I'm not sure if you will be able to get the menu on that page editable again. In regard to the code changes you could potentially change it up enough that the menu will not be recognized.

If you can post back with the page that has the menu in question and a copy of the CSSMenuWriter folder that has the menu files for this menu I can test it out to see if I can edit it.

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mccook283274

Thanks Eric.

I inherited the site where I am experiencing this menu editing problem. And, unfortunately it has about 30 pages, that are not tied to a template. Sometime soon, I need manually update (probably with find and replace) a link in the menu created by CSSMW.

So I appreciate your offer to take a look at the page I am having difficulty with, but I don't want to have you take the time to try to fix it when I might just break it again with the link coding I need to do outside of CSSMW. Once I get the mass link updates done, I might ask you to take a look at the page and the CSSMW folder, as you offered.

One question though: When I update just the code for the links (just changing the link to point to another page) without using CSSMW, I assume that the menus will still function the same. Am I correct?

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Eric Mittman

You should be ok to just change the location of the links in the menu, the things that matter most are the structure of the code for the menu. If it is structured the same as the menu that was generated it should be editable, also it relies on some files in the CSSMW folder. In here there are two xml files, treexml.xml and menustyle.xml. If these files are altered or not present they could also prevent you from editing the menu.

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