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The first thing I can't figure out - In Basic Carter Lake Style Web Page Setup in the Links To Web Pages. How do you remove anything in there you put there. Every time I try to remove anything I type in there, hit update file, view the web page and click OK to leave the setup.

I go back in and the lines I deleted are still there  :?

Perhaps this is an easy fix? Perhaps I am wrong in thinking- just delete the lines, hit update and the lines are gone for good?

I go to the Carter Lake site for templates (the site's some members have are beautiful), the download links are not working atm (emailed them).

I really want to get a Carter Lake style site going, but I am really finding it a little confusing. I am slowly figuring out (I think) where all the dials and switches are connected between the setup options in WD. But even now I am still not sure.

I can usually find the information I need via searching forums and with trial error.

I think once I get the Carter Lake templates and the readme file I will be fine. But if not I might need some help. If this is the case is there anyone willing to walk me through it?

Cheers

Ughh I am not even sure this is in the right forum area.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2011, 10:44:43 PM by Sask »

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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 10:55:26 PM »
Are you editing the template files?

It would help to have a link to the page you are trying to fix.

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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011, 10:58:31 PM »
I think most of us now use the PHP version of the Carterlake template from Saratoga Weather, the default Carterlake template included with WD is the older HTML version but is still usable.
Which one are you using and what's the URL? Niko beat me too it.
It's handy to put your website URL in your profile so members can refer to it when you have questions like this one.  :wink:

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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2011, 11:02:58 PM »
Which one are you using

Came back to add that one  :lol:

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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2011, 11:13:57 PM »
This is my site atm - http://mahutaweather.no-ip.org/

It is just the very basic setup. It isn't even Carter Lake (as I am just trying to figure it out the Carter Lake).

I though I was onto something here with this page - http://saratoga-weather.org/wxtemplates/setup-WD.php. But I am unsure what I am suppose to see after doing it.

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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2011, 11:15:57 PM »
Where is the carterlake page with the link problem that you referred to above?

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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 11:20:51 PM »
I have to head out for Christmas shopping atm. Wife wants to go out. Will be back later. I'll be honest if one of you guys want to remote into my PC with TeamViewer have a look at and show me like that, I wouldn't have a problem with it...I would actually be very grateful (if possible let me know).

Link I refereed to are these ones -

http://members.cox.net/carterlakeweather/templatewebsite1.zip over at http://www.carterlake.org/webtemplates.php and every zip file downloads at carterlake.org are not working.


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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 11:52:17 PM »
WD has built in support for the original "carter lake" style web site
(like my one is)
you can use the build in setup...see under control panel, web files/web page setup...first tab....scroll down...to see the setup...if you have ticked to use Carterlake
or
edit the template file
mywebpagetemplate.txt
in the webfiles folder
directly

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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011, 12:46:14 AM »
Eureka! I think I finally figured out what problem you are reporting.

I think you are in WD on the Basic Carter Lake Style Web Page Set Up, and you are editing in the Links to Web Pages box, hitting the Update File button, and the changes are not being made in the mywebpagetemplate.txt file. Am I correct? If so I confirm what you are seeing, I can clear that box, hit update and the links are still there.

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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2011, 01:44:10 AM »
If you're using the WD build-in Carterlake then there's an FAQ about it here: http://www.weather-watch.com/smf/index.php/topic,53074.0.html
As I'm over in Scotland then I'll be in bed by the time you get back from shopping so I can't help on that one I'm afraid, I should be in bed now as it's 02:43 over here.  #-o

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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2011, 01:48:35 AM »
I had not actually coded for a complete clear of the links to then be passed on to clear that section
i.e its designed, in the code, to add links...to the template...
you are best to edit the file direct if you want to remove links...

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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2011, 01:53:48 AM »
Editing the file directly will take care of it. But the links will still come back in the edit box next time so I can see how that's confusing.

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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2011, 02:26:53 AM »
ah, I see the problem
I was not resetting the saved entries in the ini file before saving the latest changes
this problem will be fixed in the next update

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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2011, 06:10:15 AM »
Ok understand about the links stay and having to edit them out via notebook.
I have decided to try just to get a CarterLake type web page displayed/working on another computer by installing WD and just trying to figure it out. Not risk totally messing up what I do have working on my main WD computer.

I am trying to follow the instructions at http://saratoga-weather.org/scripts-WD-AJAX.php, I have read the http://saratoga-weather.org/AJAX/WD/AJAX-WD-readme.txt, I think I understand some of it...downloaded the http://saratoga-weather.org/AJAX/WD/ajaxWD-carterlake-V2-14.zip - unzipped it and copied it into my web folder (left it at default dir WD uses).

I am now trying to follow the instructions http://saratoga-weather.org/AJAX/WD/readme.pdf. On page 1 and 2 it talks about FTP to upload the files to the web server I use. I host the web files on another system in the house. But I am thinking it is just talking about uploading the zip file mentioned above (ajaxWD-carterlake-V2-14.zip).

I have now ran into something I don't know what to do in the AJAX/WD/readme.pdf in -

Section 2) Setup files for regular uploading

The pictures looks like this in the instructions.


Changing the wxlocal.html to index.html would be easy if in WD it didn't currently look like this   :banghead:


I do not see any way to change the wxlocal to index. Is it as simple as I think it is in the PDF instructions provided by Saratoga-Weather? As easy as generating wxlocal.html and having it renamed to index.html? Once the file is renamed does it point everything to the ajax files and images folder that Saratoga-Weather provides in the zip file of their site? I have a funny and heavy feeling it won't be that easy.

I just really want to get this CarterLake working. Once I get the thing to display I am pretty sure I can get the rest going....I think.

Please also do note I host the WD webpage generate site on one of my home computers on the network. I actually run WD on one computer and have it send the files to another computer where apache and no-ip are running. I had to to this in order for the site to never be offline. I would have to take the site down whenever my VPN on the main computer.

Also, just so I am clear on what I wanted the site to look like....something like this site for example - http://www.mangawhaiweather.co.nz/, I thought I should mention it just incase I don't have a full understanding of CarterLake.


« Last Edit: December 11, 2011, 06:22:53 AM by Sask »

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Re: I am starting to feel a little defeated in trying to setup a Carter Lake.
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2011, 08:12:26 AM »
you need to use the special file conversion, file #29
where you can set the local (eg testtags.txt )and remote (e.g testtags.php) file names
and set the times to create and times to upload

also what you are wanting to do is the Saratoga templates....which are much expanded on the original Carterlake template (which my site uses)
« Last Edit: December 11, 2011, 08:14:19 AM by windy »

 

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