I guess I’ve gotten myself in over my head…if anyone has time & advise, I will be very grateful.
I am setting up an event calendar using Helios. So far so good, got the MySQL database set up. But then I started trying to figure out how to customize it…now everything is Greek to me. Maybe it’s not as bad I’m thinking it is. I’d sure like to try and do this myself and learn something.
I realize this will take some time out of a “wise one’s” day - I will be grateful for any help and maybe it will be of some benefit to others. If you think I need to go study PHP or something, feel free to suggest.
It might be helpful if you posted the code of one of these original
templates on Pastie (http://pastie.org) as that will let us see the
actual unescaped code with clarity. Once we see how they are
structuring the inclusion of their template tags into the body of
HTML, it will probably be a lot simpler to explain to you how to
To give you the short, hopeful answer: you can usually do anything
that you would use a text editor to do in Freeway, but it often
requires a bit of judo or other mental gymnastics to get Freeway to do
precisely what you want.
On Jun 10, 2009, at 8:31 AM, Laura H wrote:
Okay - got that - thanks.
But not sure where to put it…and the other things they say to add.
I tried it as Insert > Markup item,
and also as Page > HTML Markup > Before
which is where it is now.
Any idea where it goes?
I’m sorry - I am clueless when it comes to the code.
Not really, this looks an awful lot like the result of viewing source
on the page as shown by your server – after PHP has done its thing. I
don’t see any placeholders here, only finished HTML. Open up one of
the supplied templates with a text editor, copy and Pastie that. Oh,
and the embed widget thing doesn’t work here, just copy the actual URL
of the page in Pastie and paste that in mail or the Web forum: http://pastie.org/507362
On Jun 10, 2009, at 12:11 PM, Laura H wrote:
Thanks - Is this what you had in mind?
I realize now that I need to put it in the “workshops” sub-directory
where the calendar files are, along with all the appropriate images.
Duh. Had a mental block…not the last I’m sure.
Wow, this is pretty low-level stuff, not much going on in the way of
separation of layout and logic.
Have a look in that templates folder again – there’s supposed to be a
file called style.css in there, and images as well.
I was really hoping that they had some sort of separate file system
for the various parts of the page, that at least you could generate in
Freeway and cut up with your text editor to mash it to fit. Without
taking the time to install this locally and fool with it a bit, I
don’t see a way to help you right this moment. This doesn’t look like
a good first project, in other words, on which for you to cut your PHP
On Jun 10, 2009, at 12:55 PM, Laura H wrote:
Thanks Walter - Here 'tis. Not sure it’s the right thing yet. It is
one of the index files they supply. There is nothing really in the
folder called templates.