October 11th, 2014AWM: Joomla menu questions

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


Initial Email From:
Alan
Initial Email Subject: Joomla menu
Support Case Month: February 2014

Hi I'm interested in your software for Joomla site.  Can you tell me:

Can I use the generated menus on multiple site?

Is the code for the menu that is generated editable?

Can the menus have different colors for each of the menu items:

Home|About|Contact

so Home might be red, About blue and Contact orange?

Thanks,
Alan

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello Alan,

First, thank you for your interest in our Likno products.

Yes, you can use the menus on multiple sites.

When you compile your project for a Joomla site a zip file is created that you need to upload it to your Joomla site through our AllWebMenus Joomla Component. This file contains the JavaScript Files needed for the menu to work. I would recommend you not to edit those. If you need to have a Server-Side menu that you can edit and customize it according to your needs we have the Server-Side menu API. You can find more information here: http://www.likno.com/addins/dhtml-menu-serverside.html

server-side menu api

Yes, you can either set styling properties for all the menu items (main items, sub menu items and sub menu+ items) but you can also have specific styling properties for each menu item. So, yes you can definitely do that (have red Home item, blue About item and Orange Contact item).

different styling properties for each menu item

Please, let me know if you need further information.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Aggelos Tsakonas 
www.likno.com
Powerful javascript menus (CSS menus/drop-down menus/sliding menus), web trees, buttons, tabs, modals, tooltips, accordions, scrollers, designs for your websites!

 

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Initial Email From:
John
Initial Email Subject: Question on AWM use on specific WordPress pages
Support Case Month: January 2014

I am currently using javascript driven drop-down navigation menus.
These will not work in Internet Explorer without a special line of code.
My menus will also not work on tablets or smartphones.
I need a CSS driven menu, but I also need a short learning curve and something that will adapt to my websites, which you can see by following the link in my signature.
I am hoping there is a way to create the menu in your system, have the ability to edit it as my client’s websites change, and copy and paste some code into the source code of my websites to make them work.
I am open to suggestions and your services.
John

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello John,

First, thank you for your interest in our Likno Products.

AllWebMenus Pro is a well-known software for creating stunning menus (JavsScript/CSS) full of features. The most important part is that you don't need coding skills, as the software creates all the code you need. All menus produced by AllWebMenus Pro are going to work perfectly in all modern browsers (including Internet Explorer 11) and devices (tablets/smartphones).

I would recommend you to download AllWebMenus Pro (http://www.likno.com/download.html) and give it a try.

You create your menu, then you compile it and you link it to your pages. So,  you can either link the menu to your client's pages or copy the linking code and paste it to the pages you want it to appear.

According to your menu positioning settings, you may need to add 1 more line of code to your pages so that the menu will be linked.

By default a menu project is set to JavaScript. If you need it as a CSS menu you should select that to Menu Genre, as shown below.

CSS menu

If you select the CSS menu, the population of the menu items will be done using a UL/LI structure.

Clicking on Settings and then "<UL><LI> structure based on your current project's structure" you will see the structure for your menu. Copy that and paste it to your page.

menu structure code

Of course, do not hesitate to contact us in case you need further help.

Note also that we have more Web Design Tools (such as Modal Windows, Sliders, Tabs etc) that you might find useful as you create client's websites.

You may want to take a look here: http://www.likno.com/jquery-builders/examples.php?p=awm&e=htmlmenu (navigate through our examples).

Kind Regards

Aggelos Tsakonas 
www.likno.com
Powerful javascript menus (CSS menus/drop-down menus/sliding menus), web trees, buttons, tabs, modals, tooltips, accordions, scrollers, designs for your websites!

 

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Initial Email From:
Mark
Initial Email Subject: Hi I have a strange question. Bet you have not heard this one before.
Support Case Month: February 2014

Is it possible to have a page that uses your menu that does not link to anything.

I have split my site into a default.html landing view (which is lite)

I then have another home page called index.html which is the main site.

I use your side menu and would like to have this menu showing on default.html (showing all the pages that it links to) but without the links working.

I.e. to tantalize the viewer but not allow them to go further into the web until they become a member / contact me.

I.e. all other pages within my site with the menu will need to work normally.

A strange request.  I apologize.

I hope you can accommodate me.

Mark

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello Mark,

Hmmm….i can think of 2 solutions.

1st solution: You can create a copy of the existing menu and then remove the links. This way you will have 2 menus which look identical but the one does not have links. The one with no links you can link it to your default.html page and leave the other one as it was.

2nd solution: You can have your menu as CSS menu, which means you need to add the UL/LI structure in your pages. You can have the regular UL/LI structure to all the pages instead of the default.html in which you can remove the <a> tags from the menu items. So, the links will not work. In this solution you will only have one menu linked to all pages, but you have to add the UL/LI structure to all your pages. This will be easy if you have an include file but if you not it will take you more time.

Please, let me know if you need further help.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Aggelos Tsakonas 
www.likno.com
Powerful javascript menus (CSS menus/drop-down menus/sliding menus), web trees, buttons, tabs, modals, tooltips, accordions, scrollers, designs for your websites!

Reply From: Mark

Thank you!
Let me try the first solution.
I think it will work best.
When you say copy exactly how do I do that?
I know there is the code you include in your page. I also know about the folder that contains menu code and images for menu parts etc. and a menu.js (I think) within the html pages.
A copy would, I assume, duplicate the folder to another name, call it differently from the page and refer to a change from menu.js to menu1.js (I think) which would not have links.
I have got quite lazy and simply add new pages into the menu.js file as new lines with the new page and link.
I.e. I don't use your console any more as template is set up and runs.
Apologies if I have totally missed your point on what to do. Also for the bother of this long email.
Regards
Mark

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello Mark,

I would suggest to copy your .awm menu project to another place with another name for example menuDefault.awm

Then, open it in AllWebMenus and remove the links from the items you don't want them to have links.

Go to the Project Properties and change the compile name (as it cannot be the same as the existent menu) so for example make it menuDefault.js

Then, compile that project and link it to your default.html page.

It should show as expected.

Please, let me know if you need further help.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Aggelos Tsakonas 
www.likno.com
Powerful javascript menus (CSS menus/drop-down menus/sliding menus), web trees, buttons, tabs, modals, tooltips, accordions, scrollers, designs for your websites!

Reply From: Mark

100%! Thank you!
Regards
Mark

 

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Initial Email From:
User
Initial Email Subject: Question on AWM use on specific WordPress pages
Support Case Month: January 2014

Good morning!

I am responsible for a website (URL REMOVED) that was created for us using WordPress. The site is for the general public to find information on us.

Now we are wanting to add something new—a private section of pages that only our missionaries would access. I know I can hide the pages from the WordPress menu; I’ve done it for a couple pages already. But, is it possible to use an AWM menu on *just* the group of hidden pages? In other words, the general public would only see the WordPress menu for the public pages. Our missionaries, when they would come to the hidden pages, would see a separate AWM menu for just the hidden pages.

Is that possible?

I also support several other websites (see below in my signature) that I’ve created in NOF. I use the NOF “hide from navigation” option to hide the main page, and that allows all the sub-pages below it to also be hidden, but have a menu. I don’t care for the clunkiness of the NOF menus; would AWM allow me to do what I want?

Thanks for your help!
Neil

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello User,

Hmm…one idea would be to have 2 menus on your WP site so you can select 2 menus in AWM WP plugin, one that will be for the public areas and one for the admins.

You can set the menu positioning method to "Theme menu location" for example on your AWM WP plugin settings and then you can edit the file that should contain your menu, most probably the header.php file of your template. You could check if a user is logged in then serve the menu that is for logged in users if not then serve the public menu.

You may want to see more info on how to check If a user a logged in:  http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/is_user_logged_in

Please, let me know how that could work for you.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Aggelos Tsakonas 
www.likno.com
Powerful javascript menus (CSS menus/drop-down menus/sliding menus), web trees, buttons, tabs, modals, tooltips, accordions, scrollers, designs for your websites!

 

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


Initial Email From:
User
Initial Email Subject: Sharing Javascript & Image Libraries
Support Case Month: January 2014

If you have several menus with the same template, it seems obvious you can share the images library, but can you share the JavaScript library (E.g. awmlib0/1/2).  For each template project structure, let’s say blue and red, should blue have its own Javascript library and red has its own?  If blue has several menus based on the template, can those several menus share the JavaScript library (E.g. awmlib0/1/2)?  Thank you.

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello,

Yes, you can have many menus that can share the same library files (awmlib0.js, awmlib1.js and awmlib2.js). You can set your menus to point to the same awmdata folder.

This is the optimal as you don't need to have the same files multiple times on your server.

Please, let me know if you need further help.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Aggelos Tsakonas 
www.likno.com
Powerful javascript menus (CSS menus/drop-down menus/sliding menus), web trees, buttons, tabs, modals, tooltips, accordions, scrollers, designs for your websites!

 

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