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PCMS Remote Root

Thread began 8/20/2011 2:27 am by lplatz167059 | Last modified 8/22/2011 10:58 am by Jason Byrnes | 822 views | 2 replies |

lplatz167059

PCMS Remote Root

I just moved my site from my testing server to the production server. My navigation menus are not working due to the root structure being different (test site was in a sub folder of the root directory (public_html/SA1/). The root directory is now just public_html.

In my database WA Settings, I removed the /SA1/ from the PCMS Remote Root, so that it was just /public_html/. That did not resolve the issue as it was forcing /public_html/ into the url for the requested page.

I tried removing the /public_html/ completely from the PCMS Remote Root. What I got was even more strange. See the following example

I have several top level navigation pages. Examples would be "batterycables.php", "fueltanks.php" to name two. Beneath each of these top level pages, I have sub pages. These are available via the drop down navigation beneath the top level pages.

I click on a top level navigation link, in this case "Battery Cables". The page loads correctly and the URL = "http://safeair1.com/batterycables.php". I click on the next top level navigation link "Fuel Tanks" and this page loads correctly also and the url = "http://safeair1.com/fueltanks.php"

I now select a page from below the top level navigation; in this example I'll chose the "Quality" page located beneath "Battery Cables". This page loads fine and the url = "http://safeair1.com/batterycables/quality.php". I then select another sub page from the "Battery Cable" drop-down. In this case a page called "FAQ". The navigation at this point breaks, the page does not load because the url is pointing to "http://safeair1.com/batterycables/batterycables/faq.php". Any additional navigation from this point, regardless if the page is top level or lower level, will result in a broken url directory link.

If a visit to the site is necessary, the domain is safeair1.com. The index page file name has an underscore prefix => _index.php.

Les

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lplatz167059

PCMS Remote Root

This was a total guess fix; but at this point it appears to have resolved the issue. I noted that within my database WA Settings, I removed the /SA1/ from the PCMS Remote Root, value field, so that it was just /public_html/. Then I tried removing the /public_html/ completely and the issue was still not resolved. After submitting my original post, I thought to try placing a "/" (no quotes) in the value field w/in the PCMS Remote Root. This appear to have worked.

If, however, anyone recognizes the above solution to be unstable or will cause additional navigation issues, please let me know.

Thanks - Les

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

  If, however, anyone recognizes the above solution to be unstable or will cause additional navigation issues, please let me know.  




No, that is the correct fix for the problem.

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