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PowerCMS Builder breaks page after install to site

Thread began 8/30/2011 11:56 am by landarts320555 | Last modified 5/08/2012 3:52 pm by theorytl401135 | 1308 views | 10 replies |

landarts320555

PowerCMS Builder breaks page after install to site

I have a unique situation with my site, I have no problem setting up the CMS and getting connected to the database. However after it is all up and running the page gets striped of its css and it breaks the nivo slider function have built into to the site.

I have used the PowerCMS Builder on several of my clients sites and have never had this problem before. Is there something in particular that I need to look for to start the trouble shooting?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have created a support ticket so we can look into this issue further.

To view and edit your support ticket, please log into your support history:
supporthistory.php

If anyone else is experiencing this same issue, please append to this thread.

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landarts320555

Part 2

I think I found one of the issues with PowerCMS adding files to the existing /js folder. I have a file in that folder already named /settings.......PowerCMS over writes the file with a file also called /setting which breaks the nivo slider.

What is the best work around. Change my /settings folder to a different name then try reinstalling the PowerCMS or creating a sub-folder just for the PowerCMS items?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the best workaround would be to use a unique name for your settings folder.

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landarts320555

Same thing for the nivo slider the cms breaks the javascript and doesnt allow the slider to run. Do you suggest I change that also?

Is there anywhere I can view the exact files that PowerCMS adds to the file folders?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

power cms creates the following folders at the root of your Dreamweaver site:
webassist
WADbSearch
WA_ValidationToolkit
WA_SecurityAssist
WA_Globals
WA_DataAssist
WA_CMS
Templates
js
install_cms
images
CSSMenuWriter
css
cms
admin_cms

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landarts320555

Is there a way to have them in a sub directory without breaking the cms? Something like this

/powercms/

or is it better advice to go into the common folders that are on most sites like the css, images and js folders and rename any files in those folders that have common names like,

style.css to site-style.css
jquery.js to site-jquery.css

What was happening is that the cms builder had a few file names that are standard names so it was overwriting the files that I already had in the site. Thus it would break parts of the pages.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No, there is not a way to have CMS Builder install the CMS files to a sub directory of the site at this time. A feature request has been made by a few people to change that though, so it may be different story in future versions of Power CMS Builder.

For now, it is better to avoid using the same file names as CMS Builder to prevent the conflict.

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theorytl401135

Does power cms builder still overwrite files? Has this been fixed yet?

I remember that the last time I used power cms builder my stylesheet and logo files were over written.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

To prevent this from happening, add power CMS Builder to your site first thing, then start creating the other aspects.

I believe this has been corrected in Design Extender, but a don't think an update to Power CMS Builder has been released to correct this, adding Power CMS builder to the site first will prevent it overwriting pieces of the site.

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