WebYep Menu Question

I am using the WebYep menu element in one of my sites. The problem is that when the page initially loads, none of the menu items are set to be the default, so there isn’t any content on the page- only the menu items are listed. Is there a way to have the page automatically open with the top menu item’s content listed? Thanks.

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Once you have included the menu element into a page it does not actually become workable until uploaded to your web server.

What I mean is, the content of the menu is added to a page via WebYep’s admin so any pre-existing page content is ignored by the menu. Whatever content you want to be navigatable from a WebYep menu must be added via WebYep admin.


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Thanks, chuckamuck. I think I need to be more clear. I know that you must add the information via a browser- that’s not the problem. The problem is that when people navigate to the page, they don’t see any content until they click one of the links in the WebYep menu.

Is there a way to have the page automatically show the content in the top menu item?

Thanks again.

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Is there a way to have the page automatically show the content in the top menu item?

The WebYep menu entries only relate to content you add via WebYep. When you first view your page with the WebYep menu item there are no entries until you add them through the admin. The default state for that page would not have any links from that menu object because there are no menu entries to start with.

Basically what you need to do is plan your page content based on the order you add a menu entry. Anything you want to show when first loading a page has to be done BEFORE adding a menu entry.

  1. First WebYep menu entry
  2. First WebYep content
  3. Second WebYep menu entry
  4. Second WebYep content
    and so on…

I hope that is more helpful.


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Hi TB
if your web-yep menu is on the index page (the first page in your site) then the only way to do it is as chuck has mentioned, there is another way but I would’nt recommended it. But if it is not on the index page then it can be done

For example if you navigate from the index page and you went to a page called: mypage and this page had a web-yep menu on it. Then to make sure the first page you see is one of the webyep menu populated pages, all you would need to do is…

  1. navigate to the actual page you want the link to go to, via a browser

  2. look at the address in the browser window. You should see something like this:

     www.examplesite.co.uk/mypage.php?WEBYEP_DI=1
    
  3. now copy the page name and the webyep id part so that would be the

     mypage.php?WEBYEP_DI=1
    
  4. then go back to the freeway artwork original link and replace that original Hyperlink from an internal link to an external type.

  5. click on Protocol drop-down so it indicates Other and paste the copied address into the field below

What now happens is that the link will navigate to the populated page

All the best Max


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Thanks so much, chuckamuck and Max. Max- this is exactly what I was talking about. I will implement your suggestion- I never thought of that! Thanks again.

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PS- So is there any way to automatically show the top most menu item’s content without having to go back into Freeway every time? I have a “News” page set up, and would like the user to automatically see the latest entry, which will be at the top of the list. Any ideas?


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Hi TB

if you had a list of links and one of them was news then that news link within the webyep menu would have a specific webyep address regardless of it’s content or its name so you can amend the name and change its position up and down but it would still keep its web address… so I am not quite sure what you are trying to do… do your links change constantly within the menu?

as far as when you get to a page then if you had a a loop of news items all you would do is add a new one and shuffle it up to the top so its at the top of the list.

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When you go to a WebYeb page (for example index.php) with no WYMenu
item selected, you can put WebYeb content on that first page (i.e.
before any menu item is clicked). The WebYep content is there until
you click the WebYep menu to replace it with that menu content.

The trick is to get back to the /index.php page to show that initial
content. One simple way to do this is to put a home button “above” the
WYMenu linked to /index.php - when clicked displays the initial
WebYep page content.

Doing it this you can technically make a 1 page dynamic site with
unlimited pages available for the client.

David Owen

http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk :: http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk/blog

On 18 Aug 2009, at 19:40, twb716 wrote:

Thanks, chuckamuck. I think I need to be more clear. I know that you
must add the information via a browser- that’s not the problem. The
problem is that when people navigate to the page, they don’t see any
content until they click one of the links in the WebYep menu.


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Thanks so much, David! I’ve already got the site set up to do that- the tricky part is figuring out how to make one of the menu items be the default content on the page, so that the latest entry could be the initial content. Thanks again.

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The default content “is” the WebYep page with “no” WYmenu link selected.

You could do it the way I said, but rather that create a link at the
top of the menu called “home” call it “my default content” - you can
then even style it the same as the menu to disguise it to like like
part of the menu, it just links back to the same page, to refresh it
to the default content (with no WYmenu selected)

David

On 19 Aug 2009, at 14:57, twb716 wrote:

Thanks so much, David! I’ve already got the site set up to do that-
the tricky part is figuring out how to make one of the menu items be
the default content on the page, so that the latest entry could be
the initial content. Thanks again.


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Thanks David- I understand. I was just trying to avoid the additional step of having to adjust both the “default” page content and the top menu content both. This will work for now. I really appreciate all of the advice from everyone.

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I am having a similar but slightly different problem with the webyep menu as described above. My client is building out his sight and I warned him to select the menu item and then fill out the page content. He didn’t do this. So now he has implemented a pretty complicated page, let’s call it page0.html. We really want this page0 (or the default) page to be the first menued page. I tried to have the Menu link directly to page0 by adding the url directly in the menu. Seems like this would work, but it doesn’t seem to. You do this by adding #page0.html to the menu name (ie Start Here#page0.html).

But, when you click on the Start Here menu item, you are taken to page0.html=&DOC_INST=1 not page0.html.

Any suggestion other than to have the guy redo the Start Here page?

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Jan,

as far as I understood the list here:

The menu is automatically coming with the “instancing mechanism” and you won’t have any chance to “turn this off” for single menu entries.

So your only chance for this page instance would be to either fake it on your freeway-layout (like David meant) to match it to your menu-style or a button (as David also meant) to bring you to the “wished destination”.

I solved it by a “graphic solution” in my page:

http://www.kimmich-dm.de/blogging/discus-start.php

and the freeway construction is looking like this:

I personally am unlucky with this, too. Some of my examples are built with “new instances” others are in freeway-layout built examples.

With the either or not case, I can’t collect all examples within the wy-menu, so it’s to recommend to take both in mind planing the page layout:

WY-menu entries and same styled alternative entries (a rich test element above or under) the best within a small inline construction.

Cheers

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I have set up my navigation links to non-index pages so that the the opening page is populated with the first item in my Web Yep menu (as per Max’s post 19 Aug 2009). However, the main navigation menu at the top of the page is no longer highlighting the current page:

see here for example: Booking

Has anybody else encountered this problem? Any solutions?

Thanks

Rod


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