February 11th, 2013AWM: What should I do after I create the menu?
Knowledge Base support case for AllWebMenus, abstracted and stripped of all user’s private info.
Initial Email From: Gary
Initial Email Subject: Questions before I purchase
Support Case Month: January 2013
I could not easily figure out from your web site, how to transfer a menu created to a actual web page. In my case, I will be using asp. Can you run me through the steps. I already figured out how to create menus. I just want to know how easy it is to bring them into my project. Also, after I bring them in, do I change them with html or through your interface if I add nodes or what ever? I really do not want to use Chrome if this is easier to use.
Reply From: Likno Customer Support
The way to add your menu to a page is to “Link” it. This essentially means that you need to add a couple of lines of code (aka “Linking Code”) into the page that will point to the menu file. You can either do this manually, or automatically through AllWebMenus. If you choose to do this manually, AllWebMenus will give you the required code and you will have to copy-paste it into the files you want. If you choose the automatic method, you will just have to select the desired files from a list and AllWebMenus will automatically add the Linking Code for you.
Regarding updating your menus, again we support both methods. The default is keeping the structure within the application. In this case when you want to update your menu, you simply edit it in the application, you Compile it and Upload the new menu file (no need to Link again or upload your pages).
If you want however, you can make a “ULLI” menu, in which case the menu structure is within the page. With this method, each of your pages must have a copy of the menu structure. The pros of this method are that you can update your menu structure without ever touching AllWebMenus again, and that you can have a different menu structure in each page. The cons are that you need to have the structure in all your pages and hence update it in all pages (we strongly recommend keeping it into an include file if it will be the same for all pages) and that you lose some high-end abilities of AllWebMenus such as customized style per item.
I hope the above have been helpful. I understand that the initial learning curve is a bit steep, but this is due to the extreme flexibility and features of AllWebMenus. Once you get the hang of it, you will love the unlimited possibilities this offers you.
Likno Customer Support
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