Editing an imported website

David A. Bayly Manila-Newbies@userland.com
Wed, 12 Feb 2003 07:53:23 +0000

>Ok, the problem I am facing now is quite simple but I can't find the 
>answer using google either globally or at userland.com.
>I have a lot of existing content on a web site. I imported it into a 
>table inside a Manila web site.

This is the key. A manila website doesn't much resemble a classic 
site with a table of  text /outline  content. It is true that the 
structure is much the same, but manila maintains  an array of 
messages   elsewhere, each of which contains the content plus some 
metadata, and renders them indirectly thru scripts  at 
mysiteManilawebsite.discuss.msgreader  for example.

To get the edit this page feature, your data has to be massaged into 
this format. The best way to do that is using Manila rpchandlers . 
That's what I pointed to in my last offline email.

>If I point my browser at...
>... I see what was previously the content of index.html in my 
>imported  site rendered as the bodytext in a Manila template. So far 
>so good. The  problem is that I would like to be able to edit the 
>imported content  but the rendered page has no "edit" button. I 
>don't know how to get the  edit button to appear, or even if it is 
>possible to edit the imported  content. Which resides in a WP entry 
>like  homeManilaWebsite.importedsite.index
>Searches of the userland.com site yield some old pre-manila 
>discussions  but nothing useful.
>	Graham
>Beware of Geeks bearing GIFS. http://coda.jlab.org/ Jefferson lab DAQ  group


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