HTML Logo by World Wide Web Consortium (www.w3.org). Click to learn more about our commitment to accessibility and standards.

Moving forward with Composr

ocPortal has been relaunched as Composr CMS, which is now in beta. ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

Head over to compo.sr for our new site, and to our migration roadmap. Existing ocPortal member accounts have been mirrored.


Issues when linking to a catalogue

Login / Search

 [ Join | More ]
 Add topic 
Posted
Rating:
#95707 (In Topic #19029)

Honoured member

Hmmm, never had this issue before, but it's been a good while since using ocP.  Had some health issues crop up and has kept me away for several months, so it could be I've forgotten something.  I recently took my site down and started with a fresh install of V9.06.  I have it installed with a single Public zone and with guest having full access.  Just for reference as well during the setup wizard I did not choose/check Match Key Permissions.  I have the Facebook and Activity Feeds add ons installed.

I've created a couple of catalogues and linked to them in my "Pages" menu When I click on the link I seem to be being taken to the edit screen and not the view screen.  The entries are there, and when logged in, it shows me the entries but with edit links under the entry name instead of being able to click the entry and view it.  If I'm not logged in and click on the link I'm asked to log in.  The link I'm using is

Code

:catalogues:category:recipes-home
 which I got from after entering an entry the next screen had a link "View This."  Am I not using the right format or syntax in the link?  
Back to the top
 
Posted
Rating:
#95708
Avatar

(Sorry to hear about health problems)

What this could be is if you have setup the catalogue as tabular, and you haven't enabled rating for entries, and all fields are set to show on categories, it would not include a link to view the entries by default. This is done to try and remove clutter, as ocPortal assumes the tabular listing is comprehensive in itself.


Become a fan of ocPortal on Facebook or add me as a friend. Add me on on Twitter.
Was I helpful?
  • If not, please let us know how we can do better (please try and propose any bigger ideas in such a way that they are fundable and scalable).
  • If so, please let others know about ocPortal whenever you see the opportunity.
  • If my reply is too Vulcan or expressed too much in business-strategy terms, and not particularly personal, I apologise. As a company & project maintainer, time is very limited to me, so usually when I write a reply I try and make it generic advice to all readers. I'm also naturally a joined-up thinker, so I always express my thoughts in combined business and technical terms. I recognise not everyone likes that, don't let my Vulcan-thinking stop you enjoying ocPortal on fun personal projects.
  • If my response can inspire a community tutorial, that's a great way of giving back to the project as a user.
Back to the top
 
Posted
Rating:
#95710

Honoured member

Gotcha.  Makes sense and I remember that now.  Thanks Chris.  It will come back to me I'm sure the more I get back in the swing of things.  I tell ya, it feels like I'm having to learn the system all over again.
Back to the top
 
Posted
Rating:
#95965
Avatar

Well-settled

What is the correct syntax for menu editor I added a link to a classifed ads catelog and I can't get it to go to the correct page: eg. It wants to go to cms:catelog:catelog_entry or something I have chage it so many times.

If I walk the site map to where I want the link to go :  /index.php?page=catalogues&type=category&id=classifieds-hom
e&catalogue_name=classifieds ←— That gets me to the correct place.

But using menu edit after selecting my link text for my menu it wants a different syntax….

I just not figuring what syntax to use.  

Thanks for your help…~larryg57
Back to the top
 
Posted
Rating:
#95968
Avatar

Can't you just paste the URL in?


Become a fan of ocPortal on Facebook or add me as a friend. Add me on on Twitter.
Was I helpful?
  • If not, please let us know how we can do better (please try and propose any bigger ideas in such a way that they are fundable and scalable).
  • If so, please let others know about ocPortal whenever you see the opportunity.
  • If my reply is too Vulcan or expressed too much in business-strategy terms, and not particularly personal, I apologise. As a company & project maintainer, time is very limited to me, so usually when I write a reply I try and make it generic advice to all readers. I'm also naturally a joined-up thinker, so I always express my thoughts in combined business and technical terms. I recognise not everyone likes that, don't let my Vulcan-thinking stop you enjoying ocPortal on fun personal projects.
  • If my response can inspire a community tutorial, that's a great way of giving back to the project as a user.
Back to the top
 
Posted
Rating:
#95969
Avatar

Well-settled


Hi Chris,

I finally got it. But when I first tried in menu editor and the select link and over to the right there are different zones,  you click your way to where you want to be and it fills in with the following type syntax:

chipster said



  The link I'm using is

Code

:catalogues:category:recipes-home
   

when I pasted the path from my url beginning with the index.php?page I didn't select enough or past correctly.  it uses ":" instead of "&" so had to mess around.

But is finally working by correctly pasting "url" in the appropriately.

As always thx. for your help.
Back to the top
 
Posted
Rating:
#95977

Honoured member

Yeah, I finally figured that out as well.  If you just copy the url using your clipboard and paste that in to the link field inside your menu editor, once you click on save it will replace the entire url with the proper short url. I.E.

Code

http://chipandtracy.com/index.php?page=catalogues&type=category&catalogue_name=lyrics
becomes

Code

:catalogues:category:catalogue_name=lyrics
Back to the top
 
Posted
Rating:
#96033

Non-joined user

Yes, It works….

… me it was cut/copy/paste issues mainly not pasting the path correctly

Just thought it would be easyier if I new the syntax to type in
" :catalogues:category:catalogue_name=lyrics "

so if I wanted to my classifieds home screen I could have just typed

:catalogues:category:catalogue_name=classified_home

or Something like that.

Once again Chipster times so much for your extra effort in helping to clear the "fog" running in my mind!

~larryg1957 :thumbs:
Back to the top
 
Posted
Rating:
#96053

Honoured member

Yes, that's correct.  the _home tells the system you want to go to the home of your classified catalogue.  Since home is the root of your catalogue you could just type,

Code

:catalogues:category:catalogue_name=classified
subsequently

Code

:catalogues:category:catalogue_name=classified_home-and-garden
would take you to your Home and Garden category.

I'm glad I've been some help.  The folks around here have been so much to me I'm just glad to be able to help someone else.
Back to the top
 
Posted
Rating:
#96105

Non-joined user

@chipster  you and serval others have been great help to me… and I'm sure serval others.  It is very much appreciated.

@chris is there still a book being worked on/authored?
Back to the top
 
Posted
Rating:
#96106
Avatar

@chris is there still a book being worked on/authored?

This hasn't started, and wasn't being managed by me, but I hope it will at some point. I don't want to get into the details of that here, but new tutorial content is under development.


Become a fan of ocPortal on Facebook or add me as a friend. Add me on on Twitter.
Was I helpful?
  • If not, please let us know how we can do better (please try and propose any bigger ideas in such a way that they are fundable and scalable).
  • If so, please let others know about ocPortal whenever you see the opportunity.
  • If my reply is too Vulcan or expressed too much in business-strategy terms, and not particularly personal, I apologise. As a company & project maintainer, time is very limited to me, so usually when I write a reply I try and make it generic advice to all readers. I'm also naturally a joined-up thinker, so I always express my thoughts in combined business and technical terms. I recognise not everyone likes that, don't let my Vulcan-thinking stop you enjoying ocPortal on fun personal projects.
  • If my response can inspire a community tutorial, that's a great way of giving back to the project as a user.
Back to the top
 
There are too many online users to list.
Control functions:

Quick reply   Contract

Your name:
Your message: