Knowledge Base support case for AllWebMenus, abstracted and stripped of all user’s private info.


Initial Email From:
Steven
Initial Email Subject: Menu question? 
Support Case Month: November 2012

Hi,

I have several different Blogger sites and as you probably know, Blogger has  a very poor menu system and as far as I know, no way to interact with your software. Can I load your menu software on a separate site so that I can have a dedicated menu page, to connect to all of my different information at various url's? I currently have over 400 repair articles that need to be linked to a menu so they can be sorted by year, make, model, system and so on.
My plan would be to have a separate site with your software loaded on it to function as the menu page for all.

Steven

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello Steven,

This is indeed a very good idea of yours. Please read the following instructions (let us know if you succeeded with this or need more help):

When the online website builder you are using does not let you upload any files or folders that you like to your online account, a major limitation is imposed to you for using javascript files (like our libraries or any other 3rd-party libraries) on your website.

However, there is a way to use your Likno compiled projects on your website provided that you have access to any other hosting environment that allows files to be uploaded and served (hotlinked) from there.

How this works:

1. Provided that you do have access to an alternative online host that can host and serve files/folders (allowing "hotlinking"), you can simply upload the compiled files and folder there:

For example, after you compile an "AllWebMenus" project, the following compiled folder is created (at the location you specified at "Project Properties").

This folder contains the compiled files.

Therefore, you upload those files and folder somewhere on your alternative hosting account (that should allow "public access" and "hotlinking" of these files).

2. The second step is to update the "src" parameter of the "Linking Code" that you added to your pages, so that it points to the compiled file (.js file) that is now located at the alternative host (using an absolute external URL, starting with "http").

For example, this is a change you should make (for the "Likno Web Accordion Builder", but the same applies to AllWebMenus):

FROM:

<!-- ******** BEGIN LIKNO WEB ACCORDION CODE FOR accordion_example_external_javascripts ******** -->
<script type="text/javascript">var lwacLinkedBy="LiknoWebAccordion [1]",lwacName="accordion_example_external_javascripts",lwacBN="116";</script>
<script charset="UTF-8" src="likno-scripts/accordion_example_external_javascripts.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<!-- ******** END LIKNO WEB ACCORDION CODE FOR accordion_example_external_javascripts ******** -->

TO:

<!-- ******** BEGIN LIKNO WEB ACCORDION CODE FOR accordion_example_external_javascripts ******** -->
<script type="text/javascript">var lwacLinkedBy="LiknoWebAccordion [1]",lwacName="accordion_example_external_javascripts",lwacBN="116";</script>
<script charset="UTF-8" src="http://www.alternativehost/youraccount/likno-scripts/accordion_example_external_javascripts.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<!-- ******** END LIKNO WEB ACCORDION CODE FOR accordion_example_external_javascripts ******** -->

We are aware that this solution requires that you have access to an alternative host (while you already host your website somewhere else, but with file limitations) which you may not have. However, this is the only way to be able to run javascript files (like our libraries or any other 3rd-party libraries) on your website, since the online builder tool you are using imposes limitations on uploading such files on your website's file structure.

Best Regards,
Aris Filokostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
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Reply From: Steven

Hi Aris,

I am glad to hear that it will work. I do have a few more questions though. My understanding is that, the beauty of your software is that I would be using  simple editing tools. The code that you stated needed to include the full url, is that a one time thing for the Blogger site or does that apply to every single link to each and every article. I doubt that it would be hard either way but I am looking at building a menu for my sites that will cover at minimum 40 years of vehicles(eventually over a hundred years), hundreds of models and dozens of systems.

Currently I have over five hundred articles on my Blogger sites. I can deal with whatever I have to organize those and it seems your system will do that on a separately hosted menu site. Can the same menu be used for other articles that will be produced within the non Blogger hosted site? And not lose the links to the articles in the Blogger sites? In other words can I use the same hosted menu from your company to connect to my current Blogger sites and also going forward use the same menu for future articles that will be hosted on the non Blogger hosted site? I hope this makes sense.  It is much easier for me to speak and convey my thoughts than writing in an email.

Steven

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Steven,

This code is the “Linking Code” which is not related to the menu links. It is the code that links the whole menu to your pages and points to wherever you uploaded the menu compiled files. You need to add this in each of your pages (or simple in one include file such as a “header” or “footer” file of your template) and you need to do this only once.

I recommend that you find the template file for your articles and just add the code there once, this should suffice. After this, when you change the menu you just need to recompile it and upload the new files. No need to ever bother with this Linking Code again.

Finally, the menu can link to anything you want it to… As you will be editing the menu items and their links manually in the AllWebMenus application, there is no limit in what you can achieve.

Best Regards,
Aris Filokostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
Create any type of javascript menu (CSS menu, drop-down menu, sliding menu), button, html tree, modal window, tooltip, accordion, tab, scroller, jQuery slider or design for your websites!
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