Skins on Administrative Settings

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1/11/2010 4:08:02 PM
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Skins on Administrative Settings

OK...Obviously I have missed something.  I have Mojo Portal installed & working.  I have created my design and I working on my own skin files.  My question is how do I get my skin to appear in the list of skins on the Administrative Settings page & use it on the site?


Thanks for you help!

1/11/2010 4:11:36 PM
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Re: Skins on Administrative Settings

Hello,

You need to upload your skin files to the \data\sites\[sitenumber]\skins\NameOfYourSkin\ folder. [sitenumber] is more than likely 1.

HTH,
Joe D.

1/11/2010 5:14:15 PM
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Re: Skins on Administrative Settings

Thanks for the quick reply.  I have it working now.  One more question, how can I see this site, when I don't have the domain name pointing to it yet on the server.  I don't want to see it as part of my main site, but individually.


Thanks!

1/12/2010 9:50:03 AM
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Re: Skins on Administrative Settings

That all depends on how you have the site setup in IIS.

If the site is setup using Host Headers, you need to add the domain you are using in your site host header to your hosts file on your local computer with the IP 127.0.0.1. After doing this, you should be able to enter the URL in your browser and the site will come up.

Example hosts file:

127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 mycoolwebsite.com

 

If the site is not setup using host headers and only has an IP address assigned to it, you should be able to just enter the IP address of the site in your browser.

I suggest that if you are testing the site and you don't want to use it for your main site yet, that you setup a sub-domain (like dev.mycoolwebsite.com), point it to your server using DNS and setup that domain as a host header on the mojoPortal site in IIS. Once you have decided to switch to the new site, all you have to do is shutdown the old site and add the real domain (mycoolwebsite.com) to the host header of the new site. You will also want to make sure you direct DNS to the correct IP address.

There is a lot more that goes into configuring sites in IIS but this should get you started.

HTH,
Joe

1/12/2010 12:53:12 PM
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Re: Skins on Administrative Settings

I added a sub domain to the server and pointed it to the root directory of MojoPortal.  I then added the host name mapping to the site under Administrative Settings in MojoPortal.  I have used this to work with 2 other sites, but I can not get it to work on this one.  It simply gives me the default server page showing the domain name is set-up on the server.  Any other ideas?

 

Thanks for all the help!

1/12/2010 1:13:13 PM
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Re: Skins on Administrative Settings

Well, apparently I had everything working, it just took the server an hour or so to do what it was supposed to do b/c it is now showing up correctly! Thanks again for all your help!

1/13/2010 11:49:40 AM
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Re: Skins on Administrative Settings

Cache can lead to quite a few issues. It's always good to make sure it's cleared!

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