Jump to content
wavel3ngth_pl_login

ContentBox and WYSIWYG

Recommended Posts

wavel3ngth_pl_login    0
wavel3ngth_pl_login

I downloaded the contentbox (http://www.pagelines.com/store/sections/contentbox/) and installed it and I am using it 3 times on one page.  I had all my HTML in there and everything was working fine, however the client doesn't know HTML and asked if I could add the WYSIWYG (tinyMCE) to the boxes.  I found this link: http://www.slickmedia.co.uk/news/blog/glenns-blog/add-tinymce-to-pagelines-content-box/ and created 3 plugins for each of the 3 content boxes.  At first it seemed to work, but I think there may be some conflicts between the 4 editors on the page.  1 for the Main Post, and 3 for the 3 content boxes.I need some way to help out the client by making the content boxes more user friendly with an editor.   Do you know something comparable to the contentbox that may work and already contain the tinyMCE editor?  Or any other solutions.  Here is a link to the page that is using the content editors.  One is the used at the very top where the logo and tag line is. The other 2 are used in the sidebar.  The reason I couldn't just put the content in the sidebar is because the side bars are different per page.

 

Any help would be appreciated.  I am fairly new to WP, so if I could be doing this a different way, please let me know.

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
greenfly    230
greenfly

Hello Wavel3ngth

 

If you do want to use widgets, you could use widget logic to control which widgets show on specific pages http://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-logic/


The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 

 

Please do not send me private messages. Occam's razor - The principle states "Keep things simple!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wavel3ngth_pl_login    0
wavel3ngth_pl_login

I would need a different widget for each page.  For example if I placed the widget "Text" in the primary sidebar and then included that in SB1, then I would need to create a "Text" widget for additional page, since each page would have different content.  The main problem is the "text" widget does not have a wysiwyg interface which the client would need.  Any recommendations?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
James B    436
James B

Hi there, these items aren't designed to work with a wysiwgt editor by default, if its a plugin you've cloned and applied to these sections then that's good that you've got it to work successfully :-)

 

You'd need to go to the plugin author unfortunately for further advice on applying the editor to widgets or custom post types, we wouldn't be able to advise as it's outside of our support spectrum.


Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sheilahoff+    63
sheilahoff

This may or may not be useful but I offer in case it is... I'm developing my first PL site for a client. They want unique sidebar content on every page. I'm using WooSidebars to designate them. Then since the client wants content not widgets what I've done is create pages for each sidebar. They can write the text there then copy the code from the text panel to the text widget for that sidebar, basically using the WP WYSIWYG editor to create the code for them. I've saved each page as a draft and named them with pagename-sidebar so they're obvious. I'm initially populating them but the client will know how they can easily edit them.

 

Hope that helps in your situation. It's a work-around but one most non-technie clients can live with.


Sheila Hoffman | Hoffman Graphics | Seattle

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rob    547
Rob

Thanks for your contribution Sheila. Sounds like a creative solution.

  • Like 1

Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×