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PowerCMS breaks CSS layout and menu

Thread began 11/04/2011 11:32 am by jciol2009 | Last modified 2/06/2012 5:17 am by CraigR | 2345 views | 19 replies |

jciol2009

PowerCMS breaks CSS layout and menu

I used CSS Sculptor to create a base layout, then used CSS Menu Writer to create a vertical menu, and everything was working fine. Then, I tried inserting PowerCMS and now the menu wouldn't render correctly. Any idea why?

It goes like this: First, I create a new page from my Dreamweaver Template. Then, I highlighted the portion of contents within an Editable Region, then went to WebAssist --> CMS --> Add Content to PowerCMS. It would insert the PowerCMS region fine, but as soon as I do that the navigation menu breaks.

I look at the .dwt file and the menu is breaking there as well. I looked at potential CSS conflict but I didn't see anything different there. I compared the HTML code of the affected files and found that they were still identical. It breaks in web browser and not just in DW visual mode so I know it's not just DW rendering glitch or anything like that.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

please send a link where i can see the problem to troubleshoot the cause.

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jciol2009

Found the cause

The file is developed locally so it's not online. However, I found the cause: PowerCMS is overwriting the existing "menu.css" file inside CSSMenuWriter/cssmw/ directory when it is installed. I copy the original menu.css file back after PowerCMS is installed and the template menu is fixed. However, it breaks the admin menu now.

I'm sure you can recreate the glitch by creating a CSS menu via CSS Menu Writer first, then insert a PowerCMS editable region on the same page.

I guess the workaround would be to rename the PowerCMS edition of menu.css to something else, link that to PowerCMS admin dwt file, update the admin template, then copy back the original menu.css file to fix the front end template. This would be a problem though, when you create multiple CSS menus using CSS Menu Writer. Any fix for this?

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jciol2009

Confirmed

In my original copy before PowerCMS is applied, I changed the folder name "CSSMenuWriter" to "verticalmenu", then applied PowerCMS content region using PowerCMS Builder, and I saw it added another "CSSMenuWriter" directory. By doing this, both my original front end with CSSMenuWriter vertical menu and PowerCMS admin menu renders properly.

Is there a way to prevent this overwriting behavior from happening? I'm guessing it is a bug in PowerCMS Builder. FYI, I am using the latest version. I reinstalled it earlier today using the file downloaded from Download Center page.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

try creating a new site with a blank page, add power CMS Builder to the blank page to create the power cms files.

after Power CMS has been added to the site, create you template and add menu writer to it.

when you add menu writer to the template, it should see that there is already a cssmw folder and create a cssmw1 folder.

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jciol2009

Nope

Tried what you suggested. Nope, it didn't create a new folder with "1" at the end.

I happened to have used another template for this test site and the layout broke again without CSS Menu Writer. It's probably one of the stylesheets overwritten again.

Why does it do it? It seems like I will have to keep renaming all the css files potentially gets overwritten before doing anything.

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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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debbie295402

CMS Builder overwrites CSS Menus

I'm having the same issue. Luckily I had a backup of hte extensive menu created for the overall site, but the cms_builder backend now doesn't render correctly because it is trying to incorporate the site menus and not the builder menus. Not sure how to fix this. Also not sure why there is the crossover.


Could use some help as soon as possible. Client is waiting for this implementation. Thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

this is a bug in Power CMS That has been logged and will be fixed in the next update.

the workaround for now is to add power CMS to the site first.

after power CMS has been added to the site, you can create the navigation using CSS Menu writer.

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debbie295402

What is the fix for my current client? Thanks.

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