sub page menu issue

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11/15/2010 4:48:13 AM
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sub page menu issue

Hello,

I currently testing and reviewing the mojoportal CMS for implementation with our company website. So far so good, most of the features that I need are included and easy to use. But I can't find/miss some critical  features/options that we definitely need in our website:

* Read more.. functionality.

* Child page submenu.

Read more.. functionality:

I need a feature/component that (like the blog feature) can get a summery of an article and the adds a Read more.. link  that redirect you to the full article. But I want this control to:

* Automatically add a new headline to hompage when it detects a new page/subpage is added to the website. So we dont have to do this anymore by hand. (I heard Drupal has a functionality like this)

Child page submenu functionality:

I think this is one of the most important feature for us. In our current situation, our website include many pages with subpages. Some of this pages require its own menu. With mojoportal this is also achievable with the "List/Link" Feature. But this feature doesn't allow me to load pages without leaving the page (this is, only as far i know, achievable with anchor links). but i need to load a page within the current page, so I don't have to add the menu structure to all of the other pages.

I hope my problems are clear, do you recognize this problems of do you have a solution for it? please let me know!. 

I have also another question, I have been surfing the web for several days now about related subjects and I have tried many skins templates, and i noticed that when I had one template I had features/controls that I didn't had on the theme before, so i wonder, is it is possible that features are theme/skin related?

Thanks in advanced,

11/15/2010 9:28:48 AM
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Re: sub page menu issue

Hello,

The Read more functionality is only available in the Blog but you can use jQuery to create a similar effect. I found these plugins with a quick search: Expander, Readmore, Quick and Easy Readmore.

The Child page submenu functionality you asked for is already included in mojoPortal. Some of the included skins do not show a child page submenu because they use a hover and fly-out style menu. What you are asking for can be accomplished with a combination of the DynamicDisplayLevels and StartingNodeOffset settings of the PageMenu control. If you can post the menu hierarchy you are trying to acheive, I can help you come up with something that should work.

As far as skins having features or controls that others do not; for the most part the controls are the same in all of the skins, they are just using different settings to make them behave differently. Also, a lot of things can be done through CSS to make a control look completely different than it was originally intended to look.

HTH,
Joe D.

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