When you build a menu using AllWebMenus Pro and its Joomla add-in, you need to perform some more actions in order to make it appear in your site.
The procedure you have to follow so as to make your menu work using the Joomla add-in of AllWebMenus Pro is the following:
- Allocate a domain for the site you want your menu to appear. To do that you have to login to your Likno User Area account and click on the link "Allocate/Purchase Domain Licenses" under the "Server-Side Menu Add-in" option in the "AllWebMenus Add-ins" section. There you will find a form in which you will be able to allocate the appropriate domain.
- Reactivate your AllWebMenus Pro application. After you allocate the appropriate domain you need to reactivate your application in order to get this informed about the domain allocation.
- Go to Tools > Project Properties > Folders and define properly the Site_Root folder property, which is the folder you want your menu zip file to reside, after the compilation of your menu project; when you compile your menu (in step 5) a zip file will be generated. You have also to define the Compiled menu name property, which is the name of the zip file that will be generated after the compilation of your menu project (e.g. if you use the menu2 value for the Compiled menu name property the zip that will be generated will be the following awmmenu2.zip)!
- Setup Joomla Menu / Choose domain. You have to go to Add-ins > Joomla Menu > Setup Joomla Menu / Choose domain and choose the allocated domain from the drop down list for your menu (see Images 1,2). In image2 you will see that i choose a sample domain called likno.com.
- Compile your menu for this domain. You have to go to Add-ins > Joomla Menu > Compile Joomla Menu (for domain: localost). Instead of localhost you should see your allocated domain; see image 3 which shows you an example for the sample domain likno.com. After the compilation of your menu ,a zip file will be generated.
Finally you are ready to link your menu in your Joomla site. To do that you just have to Upload the compiled menu (the ZIP file mentioned above) via the Joomla administrator area. Go to "Components > AllWebMenus > Upload Compiled Menu ZIP file", select the menu (zip) file (which is in the Site_Root folder as described in step 3) and upload it. Your AllWebMenus menu has been successfully uploaded and installed. You will now be able to view the menu on your Joomla website.
AllWebMenus Pro provides support with Dreamweaver software. You can find the free available Dreamweaver extension and the appropriate information about how to install it and integrate your Deamweaver software with your AllWebMenus Pro application in the following link of Likno site: http://www.likno.com/wat_dreamweaver.html
Let's assume that this extension is already installed (as described in the link I provided above) in version CS3 of Dreamweaver. What does one have to do in order to install it also in version CS4 of Dreamweaver?
For each Dreamweaver version, you have to use the appropriate extension manager; for Dreamweaver CS4 you need to use Extension Manager CS4, while for Dreamweaver CS3 you need to use Extension Manager CS3.
Since each version recognizes their own CS products, Dreamweaver CS4 should be available only in Extension Manager CS4. Use the built-in install function in the Extension Manager CS4 and open the mxp file (this file exists in the free extension) to install it for Dreamweaver CS4. This will not affect the current CS3 integration.
In rare cases your AllWebMenus menu might be some pixels away for a specific browser. Thus you need to apply to this menu the appropriate x,y offset values for this browser only. In other words you need to apply in your menu browser specific offsets.
To do that you just have to click on the "Menu Positioning" button. In the window that will appear you must click on the "Click for Browser-specific offsets" button and define properly the offsets for the specific browser (see the image below).
Finally, recompile your menu and re-upload the appropriate files if you have it (i.e. the menu) online.
AllWebMenus Pro has the "Link Target" property. This property specifies the frame, iframe or window where the page specified by the "Link" property (of the menu item) opens. The image below shows the various options of the "Link Target" property.
If you choose option "_blank" the page specified by the "Link" property of the menu item will open in an new browser window. You can define the properties of the opening window selecting the option "use parameters". Then you have to click on the "use parameters" option and a window like the image below will appear and will allow you to customize the browser window.