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Add a page to an existing Site Sculptor site

Thread began 6/05/2010 11:09 am by jamie406702 | Last modified 7/04/2010 10:03 am by elevy388997 | 1924 views | 8 replies |

jamie406702

Add a page to an existing Site Sculptor site

I am a new Site Sculptor user. I have set up a site, and am able to log in and edit it, etc.

I would like to add more pages to the site, but can't find out where to add one. Is there a page in my admin section where I can add and remove pages to the navigation structure of the site?

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paligula379777

Check this post:

showthread.php?t=13381

and this post:

showthread.php?t=13571

This one:

showthread.php?t=13479


What it boils down to is you can add additional pages if you set the pages as content management templates when you are creating the site. These newly created pages will not be included in the menu structure but you can internally link to them.

If you want a new page its suggested that its easier to just recreate the site which is not too hard if you set your presets so you do not need to select all options.

But I would imagine you would lose all your content by doing this? There was no mention of that or how you could recreate the site so you can add pages and yet not lose all your site content.

There is that post above concerning manually adding and deleting pages but that seems a lot of work. It would seem that this product is for setting up very simple web sites that dont change a lot where you can give the end users the ability to update their own content without needing dreamweaver, etc.

It would seem that the power cms 2 product is the way to go but its only licensed per domain and I want this for setting up many domains for other people so the site scluptor seems a better fit. So I will continue playing with this and in a bit start playing with manually adding and deleting pages. I can guarantee you that if you set one of these sites up for a client they will want additional pages and they will want items added to the menu structure. Thats a given. If this product could do that then it would be the great product I really think it can be. Site scluptor will allow people with no coding ability to run a website and will be easy to use. For the webmaster it will be a headache I am thinking. Automated for the end user - everything manual for the webmaster. Of course maybe I am missing something as I said about recreatig the site locally using site scluptor - uploading it again - and yet not losing all the content already on the live site? Perhaps you need the local test database setup?

More info on adding pages can be found here:

showthread.php?p=61819&posted=1#post61819

Neil's response really cleared up things for me.

Hope that helps.

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Neil Beadle

  But I would imagine you would lose all your content by doing this? There was no mention of that or how you could recreate the site so you can add pages and yet not lose all your site content.  



Yes, if you recreate your site, your database tables will need to also be replaced and will cause you to lose any content that was added after you created the site the first time.

This is unfortunately a limitation that we are hoping to resolve in a future version of Site Sculptor. In a future version, we hope to provide reentrance into the Site Sculptor extension for you to make any changes/additions to the site after it has already gone live. In doing this, we need to ensure that any changes made won't effect the content that has been added in the CMS. So, it is quite a complex task and we want to make sure it doesn't add too much complexity/problems to this product.

PowerCMS 2 is currently the best method for creating new pages in your site, but yes, it is a single license per site. There is a discussion on another thread regarding using PowerCMS on your local server for all your sites you need to maintain, but only moving the Site Sculptor site and CMS live. This can be a little tricky to work though, but since it means only having PowerCMS 2 installed on your local server, it does not break the single site restriction.

See this post for more information:
showthread.php?t=13411

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Read this post: showthread.php?t=13553

I give the necessary SQL statements to create a recordset from your template pages so that you can add them to a repeated region in your menu.

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elevy388997Beta Tester

Added a reply here, didn't realize it was in a different part of the forum - showthread.php?t=13553

"So I can take the CSS Menu Sculptor and put it in an editable region on the templates/sitesculptor_template.dwt.php

Then open menu.php and do what?

What do I do with te SQL statement?

Will this work to use the CMS admin to add menu links to the main navigation bar? "

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The menu bar in CMS admin will automatically update to add template pages when you click the plus button to add a page under a template.

The recordset query I gave is to get the list of pages from a template into a recordset. From there you can use that recordset however you need... you would use that sql statement to create a recordset and use that recordset to do whatever you need to do.

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elevy388997Beta Tester

What I was refering to was the fact that when you add a page, by clicking the plus button, it becomes a page you can link to, but not a page that shows up in the navigation of the websites navigation menu that you see on the live site.

For example, www.ztoolsonline.com/ , I want to add another menu item that says "Product Demo". But I would only be able to link to it via text on a page, and not through clicking on the navigation link in the menu (to the right of Purchase).

About us - Purchase Product - DEMO - Contact Us

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Yes, you would have to create a recordset with the SQL I suggested and add a repeat region in order to make the menu dynamic as well.

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elevy388997Beta Tester

This works great. Haven't tried the 2nd solution, but the database entry steps are perfect:

showthread.php?t=14151

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