Help with CMS Accordion Menu

Hi,
I have managed through a combination of Mootools Accordion and Webyep to create a CMS menu. The problem I have is that the site I wish to use it on has many pages so I want to avoid having to edit every single page in the site when changes are made to the menus.

I tried creating a master page just of the menu with a view to accessing it through iframes. This sort of worked until a menu item was selected (which hyperlinks to another page) but instead of the master menu appearing in the pages iframe a portion of the that pages content appears instead.

Am I going about this in a totaly wrong way, or is it even possible to do?

I would really appreciate some help on this if anyone has any solution.

Many thanks,
Richard


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If you use the Target property on the iFrame to set the links to
happen in the main page, then that’s one way around this. Another
would be to use a template system on the server to assemble and serve
one complete page, rather than using iFrames.

Walter

On Mar 14, 2008, at 9:05 AM, pixelart wrote:

Hi,
I have managed through a combination of Mootools Accordion and
Webyep to create a CMS menu. The problem I have is that the site I
wish to use it on has many pages so I want to avoid having to edit
every single page in the site when changes are made to the menus.

I tried creating a master page just of the menu with a view to
accessing it through iframes. This sort of worked until a menu item
was selected (which hyperlinks to another page) but instead of the
master menu appearing in the pages iframe a portion of the that
pages content appears instead.

Am I going about this in a totaly wrong way, or is it even possible
to do?

I would really appreciate some help on this if anyone has any
solution.

Many thanks,
Richard


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Hi Walter,
Thanks for your reply. I am being a bit dim and am not quite sure what you mean.

To Illustrate what is happening I have a test pages here:
http://pixelarte.co.uk/sitemenu/grace.php

If you click on any of the items on the Grace menu you should see what I mean. To create the links on the Admin page which feeds the iframes I have the following entered in the WebYep part of the Accordion menu:

<LINK:http://www.pixelarte.co.uk/sitemenu/gracemb.php Bikini>
<LINK:http://www.pixelarte.co.uk/sitemenu/gracemb.php Moulded Bikini>
<LINK:http://www.pixelarte.co.uk/sitemenu/gracepb.php Plunge Bikini>
<LINK:http://www.pixelarte.co.uk/sitemenu/graceus.php Underwired Swimsuit>
<LINK:http://www.pixelarte.co.uk/sitemenu/gracect.php Concealed Tankini>

Thanks,
Richard

On 14 Mar. 2008, 1:39 pm, waltd wrote:

If you use the Target property on the iFrame to set the links to
happen in the main page, then that’s one way around this. Another
would be to use a template system on the server to assemble and serve
one complete page, rather than using iFrames.

Walter

On Mar 14, 2008, at 9:05 AM, pixelart wrote:

Hi,
I have managed through a combination of Mootools Accordion and
Webyep to create a CMS menu. The problem I have is that the site I
wish to use it on has many pages so I want to avoid having to edit
every single page in the site when changes are made to the menus.

I tried creating a master page just of the menu with a view to
accessing it through iframes. This sort of worked until a menu item
was selected (which hyperlinks to another page) but instead of the
master menu appearing in the pages iframe a portion of the that
pages content appears instead.

Am I going about this in a totaly wrong way, or is it even possible
to do?

I would really appreciate some help on this if anyone has any
solution.

Many thanks,
Richard


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The links have come out a bit weird in the posting. They are supposed to be in a list with <LINK: … at the start of each line

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Is there any convention in your pseudo-url syntax for adding a target
attribute? If so, adding target=_top to these links will make them
jump out of their containing iframe and fill the window itself.

I confess that I have not done all that much with iframes, so I’m not
sure if there is a target attribute on the iframe itself, but if
there is, you could add the same target there, once, and see if that
helps.

Failing that, try adding this tag to the PAGE that loads into the
iframe:

<base target="_top" />

Not sure if that will work or not, but it might. One of these will,
for sure.

Walter

On Mar 14, 2008, at 2:13 PM, pixelart wrote:

Hi Walter,
Thanks for your reply. I am being a bit dim and am not quite sure
what you mean.

To Illustrate what is happening I have a test pages here:
http://pixelarte.co.uk/sitemenu/grace.php

If you click on any of the items on the Grace menu you should see
what I mean. To create the links on the Admin page which feeds the
iframes I have the following entered in the WebYep part of the
Accordion menu:

<LINK:http://www.pixelarte.co.uk/sitemenu/gracemb.php Bikini>
<LINK:http://www.pixelarte.co.uk/sitemenu/gracemb.php Moulded Bikini>
<LINK:http://www.pixelarte.co.uk/sitemenu/gracepb.php Plunge Bikini>
<LINK:http://www.pixelarte.co.uk/sitemenu/graceus.php Underwired
Swimsuit>
<LINK:http://www.pixelarte.co.uk/sitemenu/gracect.php Concealed
Tankini>

Thanks,
Richard

On 14 Mar. 2008, 1:39 pm, waltd wrote:

If you use the Target property on the iFrame to set the links to
happen in the main page, then that’s one way around this. Another
would be to use a template system on the server to assemble and serve
one complete page, rather than using iFrames.

Walter

On Mar 14, 2008, at 9:05 AM, pixelart wrote:

Hi,
I have managed through a combination of Mootools Accordion and
Webyep to create a CMS menu. The problem I have is that the site I
wish to use it on has many pages so I want to avoid having to edit
every single page in the site when changes are made to the menus.

I tried creating a master page just of the menu with a view to
accessing it through iframes. This sort of worked until a menu item
was selected (which hyperlinks to another page) but instead of the
master menu appearing in the pages iframe a portion of the that
pages content appears instead.

Am I going about this in a totaly wrong way, or is it even possible
to do?

I would really appreciate some help on this if anyone has any
solution.

Many thanks,
Richard


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Thanks Walter, you are a genius. The page tag worked a treat. I am just not sure whether I added the tag in the best place. I added it as markup on the page at:

Before

Even so it seems to do the trick.

Thanks again, much appreciated,

Richard

On 14 Mar. 2008, 6:29 pm, waltd wrote:

Failing that, try adding this tag to the PAGE that loads into the
iframe:


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I don’t see “” after Before. It should have read

“Before ”

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This is weird I keep putting HTML inside brackets but they don’t show in my post!

Richard

On 14 Mar. 2008, 7:13 pm, pixelart wrote:

I don’t see “” after Before. It should have read

“Before ”

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You should put it somewhere inside the HEAD, so After HEAD or Before /
HEAD would both work.

Also, take a careful look at the HTML level you have set your iframe
page to. It needs to be a transitional DOCTYPE of some sort, but if
you are using HTML, then drop the self-closing tag (the trailing
slash) in the BASE tag. So /> would become >. If you are using XHTML
1 Transitional, then /> is the correct close to that tag.

Walter

On Mar 14, 2008, at 3:09 PM, pixelart wrote:

Thanks Walter, you are a genius. The page tag worked a treat. I am
just not sure whether I added the tag in the best place. I added it
as markup on the page at:

Before

Even so it seems to do the trick.

Thanks again, much appreciated,

Richard

On 14 Mar. 2008, 6:29 pm, waltd wrote:

Failing that, try adding this tag to the PAGE that loads into the
iframe:


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Something is up with the formatter of the Web version. I have a bunch of magick in here that is supposed to properly deal with and the like. It shows up here in the preview, and that’s using the same exact engine.

Are you posting from the Web site, or are you using an e-mail application to create your posts?

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HI richard just had a quick think about this and I think it could possibly be done without using Iframes but just a webyep menu and webyep images and a bit of mootools
let me think about it and make something up to see if it works.

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Just posting from the website.
Richard

On 14 Mar. 2008, 7:21 pm, waltd wrote:

Something is up with the formatter of the Web version. I have a bunch of magick in here that is supposed to properly deal with and the like. It shows up here in the preview, and that’s using the same exact engine.

Are you posting from the Web site, or are you using an e-mail application to create your posts?

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Wow. It shouldn’t matter what you type in there, then. What browser
are you using?

Walter

On Mar 14, 2008, at 8:02 PM, pixelart wrote:

Just posting from the website.
Richard

On 14 Mar. 2008, 7:21 pm, waltd wrote:

Something is up with the formatter of the Web version. I have a
bunch of magick in here that is supposed to properly deal with

and the like. It shows up here in the preview, and that's using the same exact engine.

Are you posting from the Web site, or are you using an e-mail
application to create your posts?

Walter


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The latest version of Firefox

Richard

On 15 Mar. 2008, 2:53 am, waltd wrote:

Wow. It shouldn’t matter what you type in there, then. What browser
are you using?

Walter

On Mar 14, 2008, at 8:02 PM, pixelart wrote:

Just posting from the website.
Richard

On 14 Mar. 2008, 7:21 pm, waltd wrote:

Something is up with the formatter of the Web version. I have a
bunch of magick in here that is supposed to properly deal with

and the like. It shows up here in the preview, and that's using the same exact engine.

Are you posting from the Web site, or are you using an e-mail
application to create your posts?

Walter


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Hi Max,
Did you manage to come up with an alternative to using iframes?

Thanks,
Richard

On 14 Mar. 2008, 11:34 pm, max wrote:

HI richard just had a quick think about this and I think it could possibly be done without using Iframes but just a webyep menu and webyep images and a bit of mootools
let me think about it and make something up to see if it works.

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HI Richard
Sorry for not getting back very quickly !!! apart from I am snowed under with work… I was also testing out the new webyep 1.2.2 features which gives you drop down menus. This was launched a few days ago and I am in the middle of re-writing the manual to reflect the changes,

Once I am done I will send out the updated action plus manual.

kind regards max


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