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Suggest Changing Folder Names

Thread began 3/23/2011 9:16 pm by SPT | Last modified 6/02/2011 12:08 pm by SPT | 1479 views | 7 replies |

SPT

Suggest Changing Folder Names

I suggest WebAssist change the folder names it installs for common files such as - images, js, css, etc. to specific WA folders.

For two reasons:
Reason 1 - My images folder on one of my sites is called '"Images" not "images" so this throws off the whole CMS system.

Reason 2 - It would be easier to figure out which folders to upload if they were named some thing like WA_Css or WA_images. Or just put all necessary files - css, images, js etc, into one folder - named WA_CMSFiles.

I am now working to rename all of the images on this site to refer to "images" instead of my current "Images".

Just an idea that would make life easier.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The Power CMS Files should be installed to it's own directory to avoid this, but i will move this to the Wishlist forum so it will be considered for the future.

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SPT

"installed to it's own directory"

Sounds like a good idea. How do I do that?

Do I define another site?

So add those instructions to my wishlist for PowerCMS documentation.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in your site, create a subdirectory:

PowerCMS

and upload the power CMS files to the PowerCMS Subdirectory

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SPT

So it sounds like we agree. PowerCMS Builder should create it's own folder/"directory" when it installs itself, instead of me having to go through the files and move them manually.

Since PowerCMs creates the file system without asking me where I want them, I now have to go through each file (css, images, templates, js, WA folders) and figure out which ones pertain to PowerCMS that I need to manually move to the new directory "PowerCMS Subdirectory".

Or am I missing a step that will automatically do that for me during the install?

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SPT

in your site, create a subdirectory:

PowerCMS

and upload the power CMS files to the PowerCMS Subdirectory


I could never get this method to work. If you move everything to another directory "PowerCMS" every time you "Add content to CMS" PowerCMS tries to rebuild the structure of the file system to the root folder again.
The code PowerCMS adds to the page does not refer to the new PowerCMS directory but to the root.

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anonymous

Rob,

You need to create the subdirectory manually before installing Power CMS.

After you create your subdirectory, install Power CMS into the directory so it will be a stand alone application in that folder.

Best regards,

Brian

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SPT

Thanks Brian for taking the time to reply.

I am a little confused (sorry).

In Dreamweaver: (prior to adding PowerCMS to site)

Right click on the top directory (site root folder) >
Choose New Folder >
Name it "PowerCMS" >

Now do I create a test page in that folder/directory "PowerCMS"?

Save it >
Add a paragraph >
Select it >
Menu Webassist >
"Add content to PowerCMS" >

I have not been successful so far.

Again thanks for the time. I hope this helps others also. :)

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