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Looks nice, multiple galleries to an end user?

Thread began 3/12/2010 9:37 am by CraigR | Last modified 3/15/2010 1:03 pm by CraigR | 912 views | 4 replies |

CraigRBeta Tester

Looks nice, multiple galleries to an end user?

I just bought powergallery, and i think it looks really nice, the installation was a breeze.

I have a photographer friend / client for whom this looks like a really good solution.
What i would like to do is give him the ability to add a new page with a gallery embedded, without any input from me, via an interface.

i can configure a 'content' page so that the menu is fed from a database, so links can be added to any new pages

how could i provide an 'add new page' facility ?

I looked at the PowerCMS documentation, but this seems to allow only content editing, but not page creation.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Power CMS does not have the ability to create a new page automatically, you would need to hand code a script for creating the new page and add the gallery code to it.

I found the following tutorial through google:
php-create-a-file-on-your-server/

this may be helpful for getting started with creating the new page.

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CraigRBeta Tester

great link

thanks for the url Jason, that gives me a great start...

now here's the $64000 question !

i have edited the script as below, passing in the appropriate html, as a string, line by line with line breaks,building it up slowly so as to recreate a blank page with the appropriate layout.

<?php
$filename = 'testnewpage.php';
$Content = "".'<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">'."\r\n".
'<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">'."\r\n".
'<head>'."\r\n".
'<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />'."\r\n".
'<title>Page Title</title>'."\r\n"."";


echo "open";
$handle = fopen($filename, 'x+');
echo " write";
fwrite($handle, $Content);
echo " close";
fclose($handle);

?>

You get the idea.


is what i have achieved so far the best way to achieve my objective ?

thanks for your support

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

that looks good, you would want to further modify $Content to build up the body of the page as well.

you could add a create page button to the admin section on the add to site page that will take the code for the gallery and automatically add it in.

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CraigRBeta Tester

great

Thanks Jason, i just wanted to check i was on the right lines.

As all of my gallery viewing pages will be based on the same recordset, what i have done so far is to use a php includes for the recordset code and just a few lines for the css import and everything in the <body> tags

i added the code to a dataassist 'insert new record' page, so i add a row to the appropriate table, populating the title tag fields and a few others, and create a standard gallery page which reads this data from the table.

i then use an update record page to insert the appropriate gallery code to my content.

early days, but looking good.

thanks for your help

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