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Overlooking the obvious?

Thread began 7/29/2009 11:01 pm by shaunbennett.uk349743 | Last modified 7/30/2009 11:47 am by shaunbennett.uk349743 | 1703 views | 3 replies |


Overlooking the obvious?

I've been converting a site to use Power CMS and get a couple of errors related to the Globals settings and the main "includes" comment to pull in the content.

I'm in that can't see the woods for the trees stage, having spotted a couple of similar threads but not sorting my own problem out:

Screen with errors showing here: aboutus.php

The site is currently set up like this as the owner uses forwarding on their domain name, hence the IP address showing:

I have a folder in the site called: cms :where the Power CMS sits, then the site I'm trying to display content is at: a folder called: dd09 :so they are both within the sites main folder but each sit on their own.

My current Globals settings are:
$WAGLOBAL_Root_URL = "" ; //Absolute path to your site folder.
$WAGLOBAL_Site_Name = "Direct Dialogue Admin" ;

$WAGLOBAL_localRoot = "/cms/"; //relative path to your PowerCMS files on your local testing server.
$WAGLOBAL_remoteRoot = "/"; //relative path to your PowerCMS files on your remote server.

WA_CMS file is unchanged

These are at the very top of my page:
<?php include "Connections/localhost.php"; ?>

<?php include "WA_CMS/WA_CMS.php"; ?>

and my localhost file is:
# FileName="Connection_php_mysql.htm"
# Type="MYSQL"
# HTTP="true"
$hostname_localhost = "localhost";
$database_localhost = "web38-dd2009";
$username_localhost = "web38-dd2009";
$password_localhost = "passwordchanged";
$localhost = mysql_pconnect($hostname_localhost, $username_localhost, $password_localhost) or trigger_error(mysql_error(),E_USER_ERROR);

Thanks in advance


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John LangerBeta Tester

Looks like your paths are a bit out to me.

If your site files are all in the root of the folder dd09/ then the path to your MySql connection would be <?php include "../Connections/localhost.php"; ?>. That's assuming that your Connections folder is in the root of the site. The same applies to the <?php include "WA_CMS/WA_CMS.php"; ?>. Perhaps that should be <?php include "../WA_CMS/WA_CMS.php"; ?>

Personally every time I make a new page I browse to the file required using the built in DW tools in the properties panel. Each page could be different. If you are using a DW template then get the path correct in the template and then DW will take care of it all.

The suggestion that PowerCMS creates is really just that, a suggestion. It all depends how you set up your site. The suggestion assumes that all your files and folders are in the site root. If they are not then you may have to add "../" at the front or even "../../"

Hope that helps.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

John Is correct, your paths are not pointing to the include file properly.

Where you have uploaded the PowerCMS files into the the "cms" sub directory of your domain, and the page you are trying to show the CMS data is in the "dd09" sub directory, the include paths will need to be adjusted to:
<?php include "../cms/Connections/localhost.php"; ?>

<?php include "../cms/WA_CMS/WA_CMS.php"; ?>

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Just the job guys.

Thanks very much.

I kind of knew it was something along those lines, but couldn't for the life of me fathom it, yet it is so simple when the answer is looking you in the face!


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