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Power CMS overwrote many of my website's files and left both unusable!

Thread began 1/12/2014 3:17 am by cldsk | Last modified 1/14/2014 12:06 pm by Jason Byrnes | 167 views | 3 replies |

cldsk

Power CMS overwrote many of my website's files and left both unusable!

Hello, I just finally got around to putting PowerCMS on my site...a process I have done in the past several times.
While in the past, occasionally I would have to reupload the site's logo and call it something different (as Powercms uses logo.png for its logo and replaces the site's), I have never really had any problems other than that.

When I applied it to my site, my site lost completely its css, (which I was able to restore via a backup), but not everything looks as it did, and the Power CMS isn't working correctly. I am getting errors of database tables missing and on certain pages of the CMS (help) it is loading colors/styles from my site.

Can you help me?

Also, for the future, is it possible for PowerCMS files to not use common names for things like logo, stylesheets, etc? This would help with future errors.

Thank you!
(site info in PM)

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

please provide more details.

what specifically is wrong? you say vaguely:
but not everything looks as it did,

what specifically does not look as it did? and how should it look.

i sugest adding Power CMS to the site first, then adding your styling, that way you are overwriting PCMS rather than PCMS over writing you.

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cldsk

Thanks for the reply...I was able to get the main site looking the same (minus my Skype tool up top), in the CMS the Activity, Help, and Settings pages are taking my main site's look - which isn't a bad thing, I just never had the CMS take up the main site's background....

I understand the suggestion of adding in the CMS first, though it does add a few extra steps, and somewhat goes against how you advertise the product (using the "Add Content to CMS) link to load up the CMS.

It seems like such an easy fix to add "cms_" to the beginning of the associated PowerCMS files so there is less of a chance to overwrite - and so it can load its own style sheet/etc. I am sure there is more complexity to it than that, but it just would be a huge help to not have the CMS files use common names of most website files to prevent this.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I will add a feature request for this, you c an also add your request here:
http://www.webassist.com/community/feedback/dashboard.php

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