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Using my own includes in PowerCMS

Thread began 5/08/2010 6:45 am by lancecrystal305736 | Last modified 5/11/2010 10:55 am by lancecrystal305736 | 963 views | 4 replies |

lancecrystal305736

Using my own includes in PowerCMS

Is it possible to direct PowerCMS to an includes folder in PowerCMS. Currently the way my site is set up all my content is in an include folder in my site directory. I would like to point powercms to that folder to retrieve and edit the content contained within that folder. (php files). Is this possible?

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tom250037Beta Tester

PowerCMS stores the content of your site in a database table.
After installing PowerCMS, you would enter the admin, and then for each page you need to edit, you could copy the content from it, and paste it into the editor in PowerCMS. You then replace the content in your page with the code that PowerCMS gives you.
This is pretty documented in the tutorials, and the video showing the features of PowerCMS.
Is that what you were asking?

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lancecrystal305736

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Not quite. I have a site already running that has no database. The content in this site pulls all of it content from a folder "includes". In that folder are a bunch of php or html files (home.php, about.php, events.php and so on...) as well as files with date names that fills in content coming up on a schedule. Some of these files are called on by more than one page so the events.php include file is used on more that one page. Could PowerCMS populate the incle files instead of the primary pages calling on the include files to get its content. For instance I used powercms code for a content fill in a "local" site I am in the process of creating:
<?php
include('R:/wamp/www/fabc_joy_2010_PowerCMS/powercms/WA_CMS/addtosite.php');
echo WA_getCMSContent($database_PowerCMSConnection, $PowerCMSConnection, 'welcome', 'top', false);
?>
Could this code some how be changed to point to the includes folder I stated above in the site root to get the content?
I hope I explained a little better.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No, power cms cannot be used to point to actual files, only to database content.

In practice, it is the same concept. instead of having physical files that you are attaching to, you have database records.


You could create a PowerCMS Content region that contained the information that is in your include file, then instead of attaching to the include file, use the PowerCMS Developer Notes to attach that information in any given page.

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lancecrystal305736

Thank You,
Great help

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