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How to edit menus and not show blocks

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I've been developing this site http://www.medicalrepu.com/ for a few days. It needs a lot of work, obvioulsy and i"m looking for tools that can get it done without breaking the bank. The owner wants the top menu as it is, and eventually It could evolve into a community. But right now, all I need is something like this that I can make look better. I'm at the limit of the cms (drag and drop editor on host) without paying annual fees and the boss doesn't want to pay them right now.

What's killing me about OCP (and others) is the defaults. It loads tons of things on the site I don't want, but may want later and I can't find a way to turn them off or hide them or edit them. Is there a simple way to hide all the left hand blocks (zones, whatever) or do I have to edit the css? Is there a simple way to edit the menus?

I've looked at several video tutorials but it all seems to revolve around theme editing, is there one for menus and zones?

For give me if I sounda bit frustrated. I set the site up in about 3 hours, and have spent almost that much time trying to figure OCP out, lol.
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Ok, I think I found the answer to the blocks under confiiguration.:lol:


Update,….. Nope can't hide blocks I want there.


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I know this might sound patronizing, but please don't take it as such!

The editing of the panels, and menu blocks within them, are a fundamental of 'getting-to-grips' with your new CMS.

Look at each of the blocks in the panel and you will see …
  • an invitation to 'Edit menu'
AND

Look at the bottom of the panel and you will see …
  • an invitation to 'Edit in zone editor'

Follow each and all becomes clear.

If you want to remove the menus from left or right panels, delete everything contained in one, and you end up with a 2-column page with a  panel_left or a panel_right.

The panel you emptied doesn't go away from your edit screen (just in case you change your mind later and wish to re-introduce it), but since you've emptied it, it won't display anything.

That's a start. Can we be of further help?

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View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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Well I saw those and tried them earlier. I deleted everything in the features block, but the block was still there but said it was empty and had a link to add items. I edit the zone, deleted the block and it came back, only now it was back to the original.
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flyboy1957 said

Well I saw those and tried them earlier. I deleted everything in the features block, but the block was still there but said it was empty and had a link to add items. I edit the zone, deleted the block and it came back, only now it was back to the original.
You have to remove the block completely.

My second pointer, 'Edit in zone editor', will allow you to remove the block in toto from the panel.

If you want to remove the menus from left or right panels, delete everything contained in one, and you end up with a 2-column page with a  panel_left or a panel_right.
I looked at that advice again and realised that I really hadn't made myself clear. You can 'Edit Menus' OR 'Edit Panel'. Editing the menu, regardless of whether you empty it, leaves the block in the panel. To get rid of it completely you will need to edit the panel in the zone editor and remove the block.

Hope that helps.

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Finally got it to work. thanks.
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When making edits adding or removing blocks, it is always a good idea to go to Tools->Website cleanup tools and clear the template and block caches, as well as the browser cache. This especially true for items that seem "sticky".

Bob
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