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 Chapter - 5.4 "True" Content Pages
 

WYSIWYG or Edit Area CAN be used with "True" Content Pages. ASP code CAN be used. Only reference to Template is Stored in Database. Actual page is stored in "Content" Folder. Backup/Restore is available.

This type of templates allows creating new pages on the fly. To add a new template, select a template type at the bottom of the page (True Content Page in this case), fill template name field, description, subject and body. Subject is not relevant to this template type but should be filled anyway (you may duplicate description to subject field).

The Template name is critical. When naming a new template, make sure to use letters, numbers and underscore [_] only. All other characters used for a new template name will be dropped after template is created.

A "True Content Page" template content is NOT stored in database. Instead, a new page created in "content" folder. This page however cannot directly run in a browser. Instead, a special "content driver" page should be used. When you create a new "True Content Page" template, a URL link to newly created page is displayed at the top-left side of the Content Management page and might look something like: cindex.asp?id=new_page_name

cindex.asp is a "content driver" page, which renders respective "True Content Page" template. Unlike "Page Content" template, a "True Content Page" template is ready for display as soon as it was created. No need to use FTP and modify existed pages. Insert a URL link () to "True Content Page" into header or footer without leaving Content Management page, use 2 links on the top-right side (Insert Link into Header Menu | Insert Link into Footer Menu) of Content Management page.

Insert any content you wish into a new template (including ASP code), click "Save Template" and use link at the top-left to preview the resulted page. If you inserted an invalid code resulted in error on the page, use Backup/Restore buttons (See "Backup/Restore Templates" section below).

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Rapid Classified header.asp and footer.asp are "Virtually" inserted into all "True Content Page" template pages, when template is created/saved.
  2. "True Content Page" would display error when navigated to, if you have an invalid Site URL listed in Admin Preferences because a Virtual path is calculated based on Site URL value. After the Site URL is corrected, see point [3] below.
  3. If you moved your site to a different folder or different host or corrected Site URL in Admin Preferences, make sure to select each "True Content Page" template in Content Management page and click "Save Template" to rebuild a Virtual path to header/footer.
  4. "True Content Page" template pages can have and post data to other pages but cannot accept posted data (with POST/GET) or page arguments.

 

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