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 I have just installed another OCP site… Brand new domain, have installed a few times now, installation was successful.

I am trying to get my own image on the site page.

So I use the 'edit' page (admin right on portal page, comcode mode). Image shows up on WYSIWYG editing, the 'path' is correct (URL shows up correct in a new browser window), but when I visit the page, the image is not there (cleared cache, cookies, restarted browser AND PC). Initially used a .PNG image, but swapped it to a .JPG when it first didn't work… Same result.

Uninstalled OCP, deleted domain, re installed domain, re-installed OCP on (the same) new domain, same thing happening. It is driving me nuts as I have been doing this same thing for hours. Have linked external images successfully on other OCP sites using the same path. The image location is respectively identical on each site (same path).

As I say, image shows up on WYSIWYG editing on comcode page. It is when I save and then visit that page, the image is not there (even after all browser clearing and reboots). When I go back to editing, the image is there again…

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is it the top logo you are trying to edit?
It might be good to try and just edit the top template and edit your image in that way.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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It sounds to me like the image might be referenced by a relative URL that is relative to the CMS zone, not the zone the page is being viewed in. Analysis of the HTML of the page as viewed will likely confirm this, or find whatever the cause is.


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I agree as each zone can have it's own log image from what I have seen.
One thing I have done is just change all the images that it uses to the one I want.
Well I have done that and I have also edited the top template so it will show one logo across the whole site.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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All I am trying to do is put an image on the  'site' page - not changing logos or anything or editing CSS (or whatever)…

This is a straight paste into the page. The image was uploaded into the domain and referenced by location path:



Exactly the same URL as posted here….



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  This is wierd…

It showed here in the preview… didn't turn up in the submit.

I must have configured the server wrong…

Will redo the site from scratch.


http://donkeyweb.co.uk…default/images/banner.jpg

 





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where on the site are you putting this?

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Testing:

This is wierd…

It showed here in the preview… didn't turn up in the submit.

I must have configured the server wrong…

Will redo the site from scratch.




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That seemed to work. If you leave a post here where it's "not working", I can then look at that.


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amichan said

where on the site are you putting this?
 
 On the 'site' (or welcome page - have tried both) page

Below 'welcome [username]'

Comcode paste image - nothing more.

however, there is something wrong because if you paste the URL in the browser and right click to properties, it comes up with:

'The image  cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.'

So there is something wrong from me somewhere. I should point out I have deleted it from the server, and now it is showing up…




 


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Hmm, seems our Chris has solved it - I was calling the image 'banner.jpg' and it conflicted with banner blocker….

Changed it to 'logo.jpg' and it seems to be fine…

 





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I am glad its working.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Thanks Ami - me too!!

;)

Back to work!! (After sleep)

 





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Well let us know how it goe.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Ofc I will.

I apologise I am a 'loudmouth', but I post under the assumption that someone else will run into the same error. Generally I try to title threads by their 'common  root' area of question so the next  person along with the same question can find the answer, but sometimes I just 'panic' (but I also try to enjoy myself).

I have a lot of projects in mind… I am a bit haphazard - I do them all at once.  :lol:

One has stalled because I do not have enough OCP experience, so I have backtracked to an earlier project that should work with OCP.

I have never set up a website before, yet two weeks later… (Chris/OCP: will give detailed written specific feedback to your OCP survey…)

I have a nasty habit when it comes to computer technology, and that is I learn by breaking it. I delve, edit, change, bend (and snap), and when it breaks, I go back to the beginning and do it all over again (am on my 5th install of OCP on one site only). Sometimes I find dead ends (like above - calling an image 'banner' screwed it all up) and I look for help - kudos because I found it here, and yet it wasn't an OCP question, it was a 'web' question (thanks again Chris - service above and beyond the call of duty).

I am definately impressed with this product. If I ask stupid questions, it is because I know nothing. But I think I am doing well for someone that knows nothing (with your collective support). OCP is a real 'amatuer friendly' program that offers parameters for the 'professional' (or advanced) user. I have broken it a few times… something that could and should  be easily overcome for the next 'newbie' user that comes along.

My time-to-project ratio can be erratic as I am self-employed. One week I may have hours (or even days) to spend on a project, others I may have moments only to develop. So at times I may be 'quiet', at others 'loquatious'.

My base project, however, is going to be established, and yes, I will be the first to yell out when it all happens and goes online. I currently have one registered site (a private school reunion site), a test site (said earlier, a site waiting for someone to come and break without killing my bandwidth), an 'on hold' project because it is beyond my OCP understanding atm (the 7+ site project), and my 'new' project site - one that will take weeks/months to develop, depending on how quick I can learn OCP without 'overstaying' my welcome here in the forums.

I have a million questions, but I am patient enough to find them myself when I can. I will just break, reload, break, reload until I have a lot less breaks and reloads to do because I understand OCP better. THEN I will hopefully ask some more intelligent questions.

 





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I do not do things much different then you.

I also how ever learn by helping others.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Reggie said

I have a million questions, but I am patient enough to find them myself when I can. I will just break, reload, break, reload until I have a lot less breaks and reloads to do because I understand OCP better. THEN I will hopefully ask some more intelligent questions.
Just interested to know if you have read the documentation section and how valuble has that been for you? What documentation might be short on content or explanation and have you read some documentation that is really strong and helped a lot? Have you written any help files for your own site users? What product would you use for making such help files ? Adobe RoboHelp? or TechSmith Camtasia Studio ..:thumbs:

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 Kind of a catch 22 here…

Yes, I have read some documentation on OCP. My problem is I HAVE NEVER done a website before, so even some of that is 'too' advanced for me!! :$

I know nothing about HTML etc, so everything I am learning is thru this site.

I can assure you that without the docs I would have asked 100x (or more) as many questions - so yes, the documentation is very good and valuable to my needs and I have learnt a lot from them, although sometimes you have to find your answers by approaching at a bit of a tangent (a detailed index would be great…:P). I have promised to write a detailed 'first time user' synopsis or at least a more detailed response to the survey sent by OCP - the survey itself wasn't detailed enough to encompass my feedback (which is all positive).

As far as my (current) site goes, OCP help files will be 'obsolete' because I am using it differently I think to what was intended; I am not be bypassing OCP by any means, but the nature of the site so far means they are not necessary so far… But it will be a big site. I will as a matter of courtesy keep OCP/this site informed as and when things develop, because I am that sort of person.

At this stage of the site build, however, there is a lot of boring 'data' work and not a lot of 'design' work going on, so if I am quiet, it is only because I am busy (and finding the answers I need in the documentation!). This site is a long build - a few months since I can only do it part time due to work.

 





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I am actually really really glad that the docs helped some one.
The reason I am so glad is to me they are to simple and do not tell me any thing I do not already know.
But I have been working on web pages for a very long time. I know about html, ajax, xml, sql, some php not all, some javascript, and hmm that might be it.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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