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Thread began 7/29/2015 9:08 pm by kg_nsa395746 | Last modified 8/03/2015 1:30 pm by Ray Borduin | 696 views | 3 replies |

kg_nsa395746

disconnect between dreamweaver and power cms

I have installed PowerCMS into a new site. The entire install went successfully until the last step in the PowerCMS setup in my browser. I've set up a content region in Dreamweaver, screenshot 2. The content isn't showing in the workspace, screenshot 4. It should appear under Jury Duty Status Announcements:. In the properties panel, the Edit in Power CMS and Edit in Dreamweaver are grayed out., screenshot1. The content region isn't showing up in PowerCMS in my browser, screenshot 3. There seems to be a disconnect with the database between Dreamweaver and PowerCMS. What should I look for to resolve this issue?

As an additional note, there are no tables for kfm_ in the database.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I'd make sure your Dreamweaver database connection is functioning properly. The edit buttons are disabled because it isn't finding the content in the database (supported by the content also not showing in the admin site viewed in the browser).

So the real question is why is the content not in the database to begin with. Did you move from localhost to a live server and not move over the database content? Did you get any errors when adding the content in the first place?

Try adding content to powerCMS and pay attention to any errors you see during the process. The issue is that the content isn't being added to the database in the first place, not that it can't be edited later, that is just a symptom.

The kfm_ files will be created automatically the first time you try to add an image to an editable area. It isn't anything to be concerned with.

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kg_nsa395746

Thank you for the suggestions Ray. There's definitely something wrong with DW connecting to the database. If I go directly to CMS and add the content to the region, I then have the option of editing in Dreamweaver or CMS.

Glad to know that the kfm_files isn't a big deal at this point.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It appears the issue was with the initial insert of the data. It isn't a problem with Dreamweaver connecting to the database now, but rather an issue with the data not being in the database from when it was inserted initially.

I'm guessing that maybe you were using a local database at one point and moved to the remote server without transferring the data.

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