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Upgrade steps from Power CMS?

Thread began 11/27/2012 7:47 am by CraigR | Last modified 11/29/2012 7:20 am by CraigR | 537 views | 5 replies |

CraigRBeta Tester

Upgrade steps from Power CMS?

I created a CMS for a client a couple of years ago with Power CMS, before PowerCMS builder was released.

He is now looking to make some site changes, which would be facilitated if I update the CMS too, as CMSs I have created with Power CMS builder will help me achieve this.

Is there a recommended path to take to do this - and retain the existing data ?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

This will only work if the CMS was installed to the root of the site initially.

as long as the CMS was installed to the root to begin with, Dreamweaver should recognize the content areas on the page as being CMS Builder content areas an allow you to update them using the CMS Builder interfaces

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CraigRBeta Tester

Hi Jason.

The CMS bit works, but the content manager home page is different in the old PowerCMS solution.

It is in monochrome and the interface has no facility to add content.

What i want to do is just replace the existing CMS files from the solution with those installed by the extension.

see image for details..

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The CMS Builder CMS files are in the users configuration folder under configuration/shared/webassist/PowerCMS/CMS


you con copy these files to your site to upgrade the CMS version, do not over write the connection folder.

The newer CMS version will use the admin_cms directory for admin

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mrs

Originally Said By: CraigR
  the interface has no facility to add content.  



Is that right? The PowerCMS Builder from Design Extender doesn't have the ability to add new content?

If so, how do I allow for wanting to add new pages and content areas via the CMS?

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CraigRBeta Tester

No, PowerCMS Builder works just fine.

The problem I had is that the PowerCMS Solution, which was released as a solution and not an extension, a while ago, (and I think as part of sitesculptor), doesn't allow new pages as part of the interface, and it was necessary to add entries into the database table directly.

I had a site created using this method, and I am updating it.

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