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PS4.01 theme - gone

Thread began 2/21/2011 6:10 pm by mick106153 | Last modified 2/22/2011 4:50 pm by mick106153 | 2314 views | 11 replies |

mick106153

PS4.01 theme - gone

Why did PS4.01 decide to trash the theme I've been working on?
Customizing away as I have been doing for the last month, finished, saved and abracadabra - no more theme.
Distressing to say the least.

Mick

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It is probably a permissions problem. The way editing styles works is that when you click to edit a style, it creates a copy of the style in a temp folder. Then as you edit, updates are made to that temporary location. Then, when you save your theme, the temp folder is copied to your new theme name and the temp folder is removed.

If it disappeared, that means that it was unable to copy, which is most likely a permissions problem of some sort preventing the creation of the new theme folder... however it is odd that it would happen if you had been able to edit a theme successfully in the past.

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mick106153

Ray

If you look at my previous post
showthread.php?t=19014
there's a fuller explanation.
Permissions have been a constant irresolvable problem and the result has always been that I couldn't see the changes I've made until I corrected permissions.
Something I had to do on almost every occasion. The theme was always visible in the theme editing window and I could choose to edit it again.
This time however I saved and it just disappeared. There was no evidence of it having ever existed - temp folder or anywhere.
And not to flog a dead horse but the editing interface leaves a lot to be desired. And I know I've used this word too many times but it is obtuse. It's almost impossible to deduce what the result will be for any choice made there. And it's way too restrictive. In PS3 things weren't great but they were much easier. I could get into the css and tweak things. I was hoping that that would be better in PS4 and it is much much worse. I have no idea how to do that in PS4.

Regarding our previous exchange, the code seems to be doing exactly what I needed and is pulling in the selected list as expected.
I really could use some more direct help regarding a dynamic link back from each in the resulting list to its productDetail if such a thing is doable.

Thanks again Ray

Mick

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You can always open up the theme files and edit them by hand with dreamweaver. This is added functionality to allow editing through the admin section, not restrictive of editing by hand the way you would in the older versions.

Just edit the pages in /webassist/themes/yourtheme/templates/ and the changes will be reflected on the site.

We will be making changes in the free update that should resolve the permissions issues for most people as well.

This is the first version of the theme editor, and it does have room for improvement. We appreciate any suggestions you might have that we can consider for the future.

Linking to the details page is just a matter of creating the link. Browse to the details page you would like to link to... look at the url and copy that syntax. It should be very simple to create the correct links.

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mick106153

Thanks Ray

I thought I'd tried what you've suggested but will look deeper at editing the templates directly.
Here's hoping the upcoming changes will be all for the good.

Regarding the link to details.
I know I can do as you suggested but I need to do that 557 times.
I'm looking for an easier way. Hope there is one please.

Thanks

Mick

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The links pass in the productID... you should be able to do it once with a dynamic productID referenced from your recordset.

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mick106153

So than would this…

<table border="0" class="crewtables" id="alternate2">
<tr>
<th nowrap="nowrap">Name</th>
<th>Rank</th>
<th>Status</th>
</tr>
<?php do { ?>
<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap"><?php echo $row_RS_Lawrence_Midshipman['ProductName']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo $row_RS_Lawrence_Midshipman['ProductShortDesc']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo ($row_RS_Lawrence_Midshipman['Sold'])?"Sold":"Available"; ?></td>
</tr>
<?php } while ($row_RS_Lawrence_Midshipman = mysql_fetch_assoc($RS_Lawrence_Midshipman)); ?>
</table>




Become this?




<table border="0" class="crewtables" id="alternate2">
<tr>
<th nowrap="nowrap">Name</th>
<th>Rank</th>
<th>Status</th>
</tr>
<?php do { ?>
<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap"><a href="store/products_detail.php?ProductID=<?php echo($row_Recordset['ProductID']); ?>"><?php echo $row_RS_Lawrence_Midshipman['ProductName']; ?></a></td>
<td><?php echo $row_RS_Lawrence_Midshipman['ProductShortDesc']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo ($row_RS_Lawrence_Midshipman['Sold'])?"Sold":"Available"; ?></td>
</tr>
<?php } while ($row_RS_Lawrence_Midshipman = mysql_fetch_assoc($RS_Lawrence_Midshipman)); ?>
</table>

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Yes, that appears correct.

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mick106153

Ray

I've enabled it here
historycrew.php#p7GPc1_1

on Lawrence/Officers
the links work and take me to the detail page but it finds nothing.

Also seems to slow up page loading dramatically.

Mick

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I'll give you a call and we can look into this together over the phone within the hour.

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