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


Initial Email From:
Randy
Initial Email Subject: Issue with AllWebMenus and WordPress
Support Case Month: May 2013

Hi, there.  I'm having an issue with AllWebMenus and WordPress of which I cannot figure out.

I have a working menu built in AllWebMenus and I've linked it to my WordPress site. 

For the AWM plugin settings in WordPress I've set my Menu Type to "Dynamic" and I've created a Menu in the WP dashboard and assigned that menu in the AWM plugin settings.

I've pasted the Menu Structure Code generated by the plugin into desktop application.

Basically everything is working fine, in that I see my menu, my menu is truly dynamic, and I can add menu items in WordPress and they appear as expected.

My issue has to do with the background images I'm using for my menu items.

All of my menu items have the same background image, except for three of them.

In the desktop app in the style editor I've given my menu items Main Items Style this background image:  "tab.png".

And that works.

main menu item background image

But for the three items that I want to have a different background image, I've selected "custom values" on the Menu Editor side, and assigned a background image of "tab-arrow.png" to those three buttons, like this:

menu item specific background image

In the app Menu Preview the graphic looks correct, in that for those three buttons it shows the alternate background image.

However when I compile my menu, go back to WordPress and import it, my buttons that have a different background image assigned to them never show the alternate background image.  They will only show the background image assigned to the Main Items Style group.

Here is how it should look (notice that Articles, Products & Programs, and Services have a different graphic with an arrow):

clip_image001

And this is how it compiles and imports into WordPress (graphic does not appear.:

clip_image001[5]

Anyway, I hope that makes sense.

Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks,

Randy

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Randy,

I am afraid that customizations are not supported when you are using a dynamic WordPress menu. As you already found out, any customizations that you use will simply be ignored online. This is because the menu cannot be certain that the item you see locally will indeed exist online.

Still, if I understand correctly, these are the only items that have a submenu, right? If so, then you can add your extra image as a “has submenu” image, which is a standard style option and will be applied to items that indeed have a submenu:

has submenu image

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Randy

That worked perfectly. 

Thanks again.

-Randy

 

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Initial Email From:
Ernesto
Initial Email Subject: set target for a dynamic generated menu...
Support Case Month: April 2012

Hello from Switzerland,

Here a short example (running) on my actual Project.

mainItem = awm_M0.newItem('style=sub_item_style;text0=EXAMPLE;url=../../main/main.aspx;');

Now I want to control the "target link" property using like url but I found no description about this.
like this (and sure... not working :)

mainItem = awm_M0.newItem('style=sub_item_style;text0=EXAMPLE;url=../../main/main.aspx;link=_blank');

Maybe you can give me here some help.

Thanks.
Ernesto 

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Ernesto,

The name is “target” instead of “link”, so the code should be like:

mainItem = awm_M0.newItem('style=sub_item_style;text0=EXAMPLE;url=../../main/main.aspx;target=_blank');

Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Ernesto

Hello Kostas,
thanks for the short replay.
I used this statement now:

mainItem = awm_M0.newItem('style=sub_item_style;text0=HOME;url=../../main/main.aspx;target=_blank');

Tests in IE or Opera... but, it is not working.
Some Idea about.

Thanks,
Ernesto

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Ernesto,

Can you please try the following code instead?

mainItem = awm_M0.newItem('style=sub_item_style;text0=HOME;url=../../main/main.aspx;targetframe=new');

Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Ernesto

Hello Kostas,
ah, ok! This now is opening the content in a new register.
:) So this is a interesting option for us. :)
But, if you still have a new idea about how to open it in a
completely new "browser" window so thanks for the help again... 
If not.... so we will use this solution.
Thanks.
BR, Ernesto

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Ernesto,

The only way to open it in a completely new window (the equivalent of “_blank” within the application) is to add this as a script:

mainItem = awm_M0.newItem("style=menu_main_item_style;itemid=0;text0=Home");

mainItem.script2 = "window.open('/main/main.aspx,'test','toolbar=yes, status=yes, scrollbars=yes, location=yes, fullscreen=no, menubar=yes, resizable=yes, height=600, width=500');";

Regards,
Kostas
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Initial Email From:
User
Initial Email Subject: Mega drop Down and Joomfish
Support Case Month: December 2012

Hello,

First I want to thank your help on the Mega Drop Down menu of the page in reference. However I haven't finished yet...

1. The About Us Item should have a different width than the other two, but when I do so the webpage and the preview image of the application show me the right width once and then it drops a lighter shadow to match the width of the other two menu items Go Dive and Go Pro (right now is set with the same width than the other two)

2. As you know/notice I'm working with a joomla platform and this site is going to be bilingual, thus I'm using joomfish.... usually I do have problems translating menu because I use Dynamic menu type, but this one I'm using is Static... So in order to add the AW Menu to joomfish I need an .xml file of the component... can you help me? Thanks in advance.

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello again,

1) If you send me the menu I can check what’s wrong and tell you how to fix it.

2) I am afraid that this is not possible. If you are using a static menu, then you need to simply have a separate menu for each language. You can then use the menu component to specify in which pages each menu should appear. 

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Initial Email From:
Sheldon
Initial Email Subject: WordPress menu links on page
Support Case Month: July 2012

When I started learning how to use the menus in WordPress I had the menu type as Dynamic and the links showed up in the page source. Now I have the menu type as Static and the links do not show up in the page source.
Is there any way to use the Static menu setting and display the links in the page source?
Thank you,
Sheldon

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Sheldon,

“Static” means that you have defined the structure in AllWebMenus. Did you do this? When you changed the menu from “Dynamic” to “Static”, did you re-import the menu? if not, then you should do this now.

Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Sheldon

Hi Kostas,

I did re-import the menu. Are the links supposed to show in the source of the page?

Thank you,

Sheldon

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

No. If you use “Static” then the links are only visible within the “menu.js” file.

You can make the links show in the source if you turn the project to ULLI or CSS.

Regards,
Kostas
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Initial Email From:
Shen
Initial Email Subject: use menu into a Java project
Support Case Month: June 2012

Dear Customer Support:

I want to use the menu into a Java project rather than a HTML page. Would you please provide me any learning material on how to corporate the likno menu into the JSP file? And in case in the menu linking, if I want to pass some parameter to some action, how can I do that?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards
Shen

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Shen,

There is no difference between Linking to an HTML file and a JSP file.

For passing parameters however, you would need to use some type of dynamic menu. There are a couple of ways to go about this:

1) You can use a UL / LI menu. This way, the actual menu structure is defined by a UL/LI structure in your page, and you can use your JSP to do whatever you want with it. You can read more about this here:

2) Use “Custom Variables”. With this method you need to create a JavaScript variable in your page (using JSP) before the menu Linking Code. Then in the menu item “link” property you can use this variable. To read more about this, while on the “text” or “link” property in AllWebMenus, press F1. Then go to the very bottom of the help page, and click on the “Custom Variables” link.

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Shen

Dear Kostas:

Thanks for your help. I found the instruction and solved my problem.

Thanks a lot and have a nice day!

Shen

 

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