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Feature of Powerbuilder

Thread began 7/22/2011 2:54 pm by rob294118 | Last modified 8/06/2011 4:01 pm by toms016390756 | 1347 views | 7 replies |

rob294118

Feature of Powerbuilder

There is an important piece to PowerCMS that is missing. Clients have a need to create new pages and menu items using a CMS but I do not see any way to do this in the current version.

Is there a way to do it? If not, will this be released in the future?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

There is a way to do it, but you need to do a little work.

You can use the admin section of the cms to create a "template" instead of just a page. This will allow you to copy and create any number of versions of that template to use as new pages.

Then you can create a page in dreamweaver to display the template content. Then you just need to update your menu system by adding a recordset to get the available templated content and create links to it. The sql to do that will look something like:

SELECT C2.ContentGroup, C2.ContentPageSetOrder FROM pcms2_contents AS C1 LEFT OUTER JOIN pcms2_contents AS C2 ON C2.ContentPagesetParentID = C1.ContentID WHERE C1.ContentGroup = 'Your Theme Name' AND C2.ContentPageSetOrder IS NOT NULL GROUP BY C2.ContentPageSetOrder ORDER BY C2.ContentPageSetOrder DESC

You could loop on that recordset to get the individual pages created from that template and create links to them.

It is definitely an advanced procedure that we might try to simplify in a future update. If this is too confusing to follow and you need help you can schedule a premium support incident and one of our engineers can walk you through setting it up.

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rob294118

Thank you. I may set up the Premium Support ticket.

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rob294118

Template

Can you explain this a little more? Say I have a website template set up.

I go to PowerBuilder CMS. The only thing I can do is create a Content Area. What would I do to use my template?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You can add a page to be used as a template. Then you can add as many content areas as you want to that template.

Then you can create pages based on that template which will have each of the content areas defined.

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rob294118

You really need to expand upon this. I'm not a developer.

In PowerCMS, I click "Add Content"

I enter a Page Name and click "Use as a template" option.

Then what?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Then add content regions to that page.

Then create a page to display those content regions. Since it is based on a template you will be able to create "copies" of that page and editable regions from within the admin area.

Each copy can then be referenced as a separate page. If you aren't a developer, this may be difficult to pull off on your own. I'd suggest signing up for a premium support incident and one of our engineers can walk you through this in a half hour session.

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toms016390756

The premium support are really worth every penny, IMHO

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