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CSS Menu Writer 2.0.3 -- Links are not showing???

Thread began 10/23/2009 4:28 am by michaelf0199272 | Last modified 4/23/2010 7:03 pm by Eric Mittman | 1213 views | 7 replies |

michaelf0199272

CSS Menu Writer 2.0.3 -- Links are not showing???

After a backgroud color change was effected to OuterWrapperTopNavigation on the template and the template saved -- The Menu Links simply vanished. This is not the first time this has happened. This does happen frequently, usually I am able to restore it -- this time around -- it will not restore.

Also the MenuWriter icon on the Menu.php seems to have disappeared. Please see the attached pictures

Q: Why is this thing not stable??? I need to have these things restored.

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Eric Mittman

The menu in your first screen shot should be represented by the php icon in the top navigation area. What you are seeing on the menu.php page is correct.

Where the menu should be on the template you should have an include file reference. Sometimes when you are applying to a template the paths can get messed up. Check the path of this include to ensure that it is pointing to the resource correctly. Also check the other links on the page that are going to the CSSMenuWriter folder.

When you test the pages out that are derived from this template do they have the menu present?

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michaelf0199272

Originally Said By: Eric Mittman
  The menu in your first screen shot should be represented by the php icon in the top navigation area. What you are seeing on the menu.php page is correct.

Where the menu should be on the template you should have an include file reference. Sometimes when you are applying to a template the paths can get messed up. Check the path of this include to ensure that it is pointing to the resource correctly. Also check the other links on the page that are going to the CSSMenuWriter folder.

When you test the pages out that are derived from this template do they have the menu present?  



What resource should the path of the "include" point to?

Yes, the menu came with the template. The template was created by Site Assist Pro. My take is there maybe some conflict between Site Assist Pro and CSS Menu Writer.


Thanks,

Michael

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Eric Mittman

The correct paths should point the location of the CSSMenuWriter folder from this page. If you have the CSSMenuWriter folder in your site root, and the template is in the templates folder then the paths should look like this:

../CSSMenuWriter/.......



With the rest of the folder and files names after this.

Does the page preview with the menu ok, or are there problems there? If you can please post back with a page that has the menu on it as well as a copy of your template file, I can take a look at these to see if I can spot any issue.

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michaelf0199272

CSS Menu Writer is a flop!!!

I have had the most problems with your "Menu Writer" -- This software package does not work on a consistent basis, sometimes it works most of the time it does not work. I am frustrated -- I spend too much of my time trying to make this thing work.

Now here the issue: A menu that was working before simply stopped working after adding a new page to the site and then appropriately updating the Menu Writer to link with the new page. You may click to see for yourself.


www.gbftacoma.org/


Frankly, I should not have to spend this musch time on creating a menu.


Michael

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Eric Mittman

It looks like the root URL settings need to be updated. In you CSSMenuWriter folder open up the menu.php file. At the top you should see the URL values. It looks like it is adding a web/gbftacoma.org/ to the links, so if you see this in the URL values you should remove it.

If you have the files with the menu in the root of the site these URL's should be set to /. If you have any trouble with this post back with this menu.php file.

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michaelf0199272

Below is what I have at the top of menu.php file -- it did not follow what you suggested.

<?php
$WA_localRoot = "/";
$WA_remoteRoot = "/";
$WA_curURL = strtolower((isset($_SERVER["PHP_SELF"]))?$_SERVER["PHP_SELF"]:"");
$assumedRoot = $WA_remoteRoot;
if (strpos($WA_curURL,strtolower($WA_localRoot)) === 0 && (strlen($WA_localRoot) >= strlen($WA_remoteRoot) || strpos($WA_curURL,strtolower($WA_localRoot)) === 0)) {
$assumedRoot = $WA_localRoot;
}
$WA_thisFile = $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];
if (strpos(strtolower($WA_thisFile), strtolower($assumedRoot)) === 0) {
$WA_thisFile = substr($WA_thisFile, strlen($assumedRoot));
}
else {
$WA_thisFile = substr($WA_thisFile, 1);
}
$WA_ddsArray = explode("/", $WA_thisFile);
$WA_dotDotSlash = "";
for ($n=0; $n<sizeof($WA_ddsArray)-1; $n++) {
$WA_dotDotSlash .= "../";
}
?>

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Eric Mittman

Settings look ok in here. I have opened a ticket for you on this issue so that we can check it out further. To update your ticket login and visit your support history.

supporthistory.php

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