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CSS Styling on CMS2 worse than CMS1

Thread began 4/30/2010 1:02 pm by peter348932 | Last modified 5/05/2010 10:52 am by Jason Byrnes | 951 views | 4 replies |

peter348932

CSS Styling on CMS2 worse than CMS1

On the first release I could add styling into editor ina coupld of files under custom... , but in CMS2 there seems not to work
where do I put my styles so the customer can edit in the style that will be displalyed on the website?
ie. simple stuff like getting the FCK editor to default to arial?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in PowerCMS2 the xml files to add your styles to are already created and linked in the js files:
contents_insert_ContentValueStyles1.xml
contents_update_ContentValueStyles1.xml


you will only need to add your styles to those xml files, then make sure to attach your style sheet to the contents_insert.php and contents_update.php pages.

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neilo

Hiya Peter,

If you would like a PDF guide to help you, you could you email me at neil(at)yeractual(dot)com and I will send you a download link for it.

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peter348932

what do you mean "attach your style sheet to blah blah blah...?
and is the XML format the same as the style sheet?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I mean that the css file that defines the classes you add to the xml file needs to be attached to the contents_insert.php and contents_update.php.


if your css file is named mystyles.css, then you need to add the refereance to it:
<link href="mystyles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />


In the xml file, you are just adding the refferance to each style so it can be applied.

an example:
<Style name="RedText" element="span" >
<Attribute name="class" value="RedText" />
</Style>


this creates an element in the styles list with the name "RedText". It will apply to span tags (element="span"), using a class (<Attribute name="class").

When applied in the editor it will change:
"selected text"


to:
<span class="RedText">"selected text"</span>

lets say your css has the following styles

.RedDiv { color:red; }
#BlueSpan { color: blue; }


you would want to add the following in the xml:
<Style name="A Red Div" element="div" >
<Attribute name="class" value="RedDiv" />
</Style>
<Style name="A Blue Span" element="span" >
<Attribute name="id" value="BlueSpan" />
</Style>


selecting RedDiv would generate the following code:
<div class="RedDiv">"selected text"</div>

and BlueSpan would generate:
<span id="BlueSpan">"selected text"</span>

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