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How do Power CMS treat external links

Thread began 11/16/2009 9:56 pm by shadow329043 | Last modified 11/19/2009 8:16 pm by Eric Mittman | 1539 views | 6 replies |

shadow329043

How do Power CMS treat external links

So far, so good. Got the CMS working on my site. I used the homepage of my site as a first test and it worked beautifully! I decided (for esthetic reasons) to put the output of the CMS in a panel (another company's product) and it seemed to work great on the home page (if you want to see, feel free to go to my site). But when I did my contact page, it wouldn't display in the panel (it might be a problem with the panel product itself and I have since downloaded a new version) but when I tried to display the text from the CMS without the panel, my links were stripped and no longer worked. Do you have to create the links with the CMS interface? I just did a copy and paste of the original text into the CMS using the source option but I think that the problem is that the link uses Javascript (it is a behavior). You may see the link behavior by going to my contact page. Any comments?

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shadow329043

Update - I don't know if this has anything to do with it but the text not displaying problem seems to be tied to whether I use a page based on a template or not. I updated my CSS Panel extension and decided to test it with a page with NO links by creating a page saying that my network server is off line. I got the text to display within the panel when I just used a blank page. If I applied my site template to the page and uploaded it to the site server, the text and panel no longer displayed. I then created a blank page that was NOT based on the template and the text and the panel displayed as it should. I should note that I am using Dreamweaver CS3 to create the template and not CSS Sculptor. Any ideas?

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Eric Mittman

For the links that aren't working you should view the source on the page and look to see if it is the same as what you entered into the editor. This will be the first thing to check. As far as things not showing in the panels do you have a link where this can be seen? I'm not so familiar with the setup you are describing so visual reference would help.

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shadow329043

Let me set up another page with the links and I will get back to you.

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Here is the info you requested. The original page is located at photos.php - it is based on a template created in DW CS3 not CSS Sculptor - it displays the data correctly

The page created with the text in the CMS is located at photos_new1.php and is based on the above template - it displays nothing

The page created with a blank page,which was detached from the above template and using the data from the CMS is located at photos_new1a.php - it displays the data but the links (which are javascript based) do not work. I pasted the text into the CMS under the source mode.

If you look at the home page www.shadowsnetwork.com, you will see how I want it to look. That page is using the content from the CMS and is being displayed using the panel extension that I mentioned - it just doesn't use links........and believe it or not, it IS based on the template mentioned above. I can't explain WHY it works - and I attenpted to copy the page and just subsutiitute the text with the external links and it stopped working

As you can see, the data is not displayed and the page is based on a template

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Eric Mittman

I think the problem with the content that is on the template page is probably just a path issue. Since it is not displaying the content your host may have php error reporting turned off. To see if there is an error occurring on this page you should add in the following code to the top of the page:

php:
<?php
error_reporting
(E_ALL);
ini_set('display_errors','on');
?>



If you have placed the code from the CMS admin directly into the template and the template is not in the root of the site you will need to adjust the paths of the includes. If your template is in a templates directory then you should update the paths to have a ../ in them like this:

php:
<?php include "../the rest of the include"



As for the links please post back with exactly what you are pasting into the page in the CMS admin, I can check it out and do some tests to help determine what may be going on.

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shadow329043

Thanks for the info - I will see what develops

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Eric Mittman

Let us know if the issues persists and we can look into this further.

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