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Thread began 7/01/2009 2:11 pm by muddysmurf | Last modified 7/02/2009 12:11 pm by muddysmurf | 1915 views | 9 replies |

muddysmurf

link problem

This has probably been covered before, but here goes:

I've linked all of my links in the nav bar to go to separate pages inside the folder locally. For example, my Directions tab goes to directions.php.

Menu writer adds a / in front which makes it /directions.php. This works locally when I try to go to different pages.

I get the site online, and when I click on the directions tab, it tries to take me to mydomain.com/mysitefolder/directions.php and not mydomain.com/directions.php

I don't want to take out code that says assumed root, so how do I fix this without having to change the navigation every time I make changes locally and then put it live?

Much Appreciated,
Leslie

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It should check to make sure the folder exists first... does /mysitefolder/ exist on your live server?

The assumed root takes a local root and remote root argument that are set in the top of the code based on your site definition. There is no way for it to really know if you are on one server or the other, so it tests to see if the folder exists if it doesn't it uses the other path. You may be able to switch the local and remote root values or remove or rename that folder if it isn't needed.

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muddysmurf

the mysitefolder doesn't exist live, because the folder that the entire website is in locally is called mysitefolder.

I don't need that folder once I upload it live.

All of my pages are hanging out in the public_html folder, live.

www.sayre-speedway.com is the link

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xag

your site isn't live

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muddysmurf

Originally Said By: xag
  your site isn't live  



that's what I get for talking on the phone and typing, added an s that wasn't there.

www.sayre-speedway.com

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muddysmurf

I took out the "local" folder name at the top of the menu.php file. That seemed to work, but now every time I update the file using the edit content button, I am going to have to change it before I upload it :(

Wish there was a different way to do it.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It sounds like a bug or maybe a problem with your site settings... what were the settings for local and remote in that file before you changed them?

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muddysmurf

local was the name of 'mysitefolder'

I don't have the file where i'm at right now so I can't look at the remote one, but I only touched the local.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I'd like to know the other. Maybe neither were correct. Although you fixed it by updating the local, the problem may have actually been in the remote.

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muddysmurf

This is what it is now:
$WA_localRoot = "/";
$WA_remoteRoot = "/";

local did have "mysitefolder" before

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