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
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Initial Email From:
Rodger
Initial Email Subject: CSS Styles in Server-Side Menus API
Support Case Month: August 2013

Do you have any plans to add CSS styles to the API? It would be nice to be able to do rounded corners and shadows without having to copy with images.

Thanks.

Rodger

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello Rodger,

According to the Server Side Menu API,

If you use the 2 first options for the Server Side Menu

server side menu settings

Then you set the styling in AllWebMenus Style Editor, this means that you have the option for rounded corners and shadows

menu rounded corners and shadow

If you use the third option in Server Side Menus (you build structure and styles by yourself) then the rounded corners and shadows are not supported and we haven't any plan yet.

Let me know if you need more information.

Thank you!

Kind Regards, 
Aris
www.likno.com
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Reply From: Rodger

Thank you for your very thorough reply.

I need to have the ability to set the CSS styles dynamically. That is why I was hoping to hear that you were planning to add CSS styles to the API. Now that I know it is not on your drawing board, I will design my own methods for dealing with the situation.

Again, thanks for the response.

Kind regards,
Rodger

 

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


Initial Email From:
User
Initial Email Subject: Responsive and Server Side API
Support Case Month: July 2013

Is it possible to use the responsive menus with the server side API?

Thank you.

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello,

Yes, you are able to use the responsive feature of AllWebMenus in a Server-Side API menu.

In order to do that, after you have chosen how many versions of your responsive menu you have and you have finished editing,

                Go to Add-ins -> Server-Side Menus API -> Setup Server-Side Menu / Choose Domain and select the first choice as shown below.

Responsive Server Side Menu

Go to Add-ins -> Server-Side Menus API -> Compile Server-Side Menu (for unlimited domains) and compile your menu.

As for the code:

To create a new Item Style: (its1 is an example name, you can have your own variable name there):

its1=new ItemStyle(); For version 1 of your menu

its1_rm2=new ItemStyle(); For version 2 of your menu

its1_rm3=new ItemStyle(); For version 3 of your menu

its1_rm4=new ItemStyle(); For version 4 of your menu

To create a new Group Style: (grs1 is an example name, you can have your own variable name there):

grs1=new GroupStyle(); For version 1 of your menu

grs1_rm2=new GroupStyle(); For version 2 of your menu

grs1_rm3=new GroupStyle(); For version 3 of your menu

grs1_rm4=new GroupStyle(); For version 4 of your menu

To create a new Menu Item: (we assume that we have declared the menu as awm_M0=new Menu(), instead of awm_M0 you can have your own variable name)

awm_I1=awm_M0.newItem(); For version 1 of your menu

awm_rm2I1=awm_rm2M0.newItem(); For version 2 of your menu

awm_rm3I1=awm_rm3M0.newItem(); For version 3 of your menu

awm_rm4I1=awm_rm3M0.newItem(); For version 4 of your menu

To create a new Menu Group: (awm_S4 is an example name, you can have your own variable name there):

awm_S4=awm_I2.newGroup(); For version 1 of your menu

awm_rm2S4=awm_rm2I2.newGroup(); For version 2 of your menu

awm_rm3S4=awm_rm3I2.newGroup(); For version 3 of your menu

awm_rm4S4=awm_rm3I2.newGroup(); For version 4 of your menu

Thank you!

Best Regards,
Aggelos Tsakonas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
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Initial Email From:
Robert
Initial Email Subject: help please
Support Case Month: July 2012

Hi,

I’ve been using AWM Pro (currently 5.3 build #892) for a few years now with Coffee Cup’s Visual Site Designer.
I haven’t changed the menu for about nine months and have run into some problems in trying to have my new menu appear on the site.
I have three questions:
1 - I’ve never been able to have the menu work in the site unless I manually add it onto every page, one at a time (using their HTML inserter - into “Body”). No big deal until now. I have been, and will be, adding more and more pages and it’s getting too timely to individually add a menu onto each page.
Is there anything I can do about this, or is there a limitation within my web authoring software that prevents me from just entering the code on one page and having it show up throughout the site, as your tutorials suggest?
2 - I have re-designed my menu, added and deleted some links. To test it, I created a copy of the site on a sub-domain. I cannot seem to get the new menu to appear even after completely deleting the old menu and files from the site folder and re-entering the new files/folder in the root directory.
What could I be doing incorrectly AND as an alternative:  How could I update my menu without having to completely create a new menu each time (once I get all this to work again)?
3 - My menu has radius corners. They have been rendering just fine in all browsers. All of a sudden in the latest Firefox (14.0.1) version there are no radius corners showing. Anything to do for that?

Thank you in advance,
Robert

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Robert,

1) Does Coffee Cup support the use of Template pages? If so, then you should be able to add the Linking Code only to the Template page and it will propagate to the rest of the pages automatically.

Note here that you only need to add the Linking Code once. After that, whenever you make changes to the menu you only need to recompile and upload the new files.

2) I cannot know for sure what went wrong. Can you please send me the URL so that I can have a look? Most likely cause I guess is a wrong path in the Linking Code, or a wrong Positioning setup.

3) This is a known issue that has already been corrected in the latest version. It occurred because FF14 changed the CSS code they use for rounded corners. Just recompile with build 894 to correct the problem.

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Robert

Thanks for your reply.
1) Coffee Cup says: "Visual Site Designer does not use a CMS format", so I think it means, no Template Page available.
    Is there an alternative?
2) This is a "testsite" with only a few of my web pages. The menu was "saved as" from the menu on my main site.  I changed the folder to "....testsite" to be in the root folder of this testsite.
I did not link the menu to pages, I took the code and entered it on each page with VSD's html inserter (as I have always done).
3) Downloaded 894. I'll "recompile" when I get all this cleared up first :)
    Whenever I recompile, do I need to change the code on each page (given no template) in order for the menu to work?
Robert

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Robert,

1) Do you have a local copy of your files? If so, then you should be able to automatically Link the menu to your pages through AWM. If not, then I am afraid that you will probably have to insert it manually as you do now.

2) I tested your site, and it seems that you did not upload the compiled menu files to the correct location. According to your Linking Code, the compiled menu file is expected at:

http://www.testsite.nierikasol.net/Site-Menu.js

3) No need to re-Link. You generally NEVER need to re-Link to a page that already has a Linking Code. This is so much true, that even the Linking Code of AllWebMenus v3 (2004) will still work with the compiled files of the latest AllWebMenus v5.

(of course you do need to update your Linking Code if you move or rename the compiled files)

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Robert

1) I create the site locally, so I have all files on disk. I don't understand how to "automatically Link the menu to your pages through AWM" though. Would you be so kind as to give me step-by-step instructions?

2) I'm confused here too. I have attached two captures of my folders on my server (earthlink). Capture1 shows the AWM files under the root "testsite" directory, and Capture2 shows the same files in the testsite/public directory. Am I missing a basic concept here. I obviously knew what I was doing the last time I did this a year ago---my menus have worked perfectly, but it seems it all escapes me now!

3) So to make sure I understand --- this is the "linking code":

<!-- ******** BEGIN ALLWEBMENUS CODE FOR TESTSITE-Menu-2 (CSS MENU)******** -->
<link href="TESTSITE-Menu-2.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<script charset="UTF-8" src="TESTSITE_Menu_2.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<!-- ******** END ALLWEBMENUS CODE FOR TESTSITE-Menu-2 (CSS MENU)******** -->

and if I have it installed on all my pages (or can get the single installation to work on all pages) what files do I need to upload to the server (and where) to make the new menus appear/work?

Thank you very much for your time!
Robert

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

1) After you compile, you can click the “Link menu to web pages” button:

link menu to web pages

This will take you to the Link dialog where you can select files and link to them.

select files to link menu

2) Did you maybe change the compiled menu name? This is your Linking Code:

<!-- ******** BEGIN ALLWEBMENUS CODE FOR Site-Menu ******** -->

<script type="text/javascript">var MenuLinkedBy="AllWebMenus [4]",awmMenuName="Site-Menu",awmBN="866";awmAltUrl="";</script><script charset="UTF-8" src="Site-Menu.js" type="text/javascript"></script><script type="text/javascript">awmBuildMenu();</script>

<!-- ******** END ALLWEBMENUS CODE FOR Site-Menu ******** -->

While this is looking for “Site-Menu.js”, I do not see such a file in your screenshots. Instead I see a file named “TESTSITE-Menu-2.js”.

This suggests that you changed the Compiled name, but you did not update your Linking Code to point to the new file.

3) The Linking Code you showed me here is from a CSS menu. There are different Linking Codes for JS menu, Server-Side menu etc. If you change the type (genre) of the menu then you also need to update the Linking Code.

The compiled files also differ depending on the type of menu you selected. The 100% safe choice is to compile into a new folder so that you know which files were generated. If you compile into an existing folder with many files, you can still spot the new ones if you “sort by date”.

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Robert

Thanks, I'll use your information and try to work this out from here.

 

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Initial Email From:
Roland
Initial Email Subject: AllWebMenus
Support Case Month: June 2012

Dear Kostas

I have to migrate a website (http://www.mange-mon-amour.be/ ) to another server

I have transferred all files and databases but the server side menu do not work, can you tell me where is the problem

Best regards

Cordialement
Roland

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Roland,

I see a lot of server-side errors when I “view source” in your pages. I guess you need to revisit your server-side code that builds the menu.

Things to check would be missing variables and changes in the database names etc.

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Roland

Dear Kostas

Thank you, but it works on the original location

Cordialement
Roland

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Roland,

I checked your site again and I see that you have now fixed the server-side code. (no more errors)

Let me know if you need anything else.

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Roland

Thank you kostas, it was due at switching to php 5.3

Cordialement
Roland

 

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