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Cumulus Index Template

Postby g0hdi » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:14 pm

Hello, I've been away from the weather scene for a while and am now trying to get my page up and running again. No problem with the basic pages. However, I was wondering if it is possible to expand the index page so I can add things such as i links for instance. I successfully added a live world wind speed/direction map, but half of it was chopped off due to the page not expanding. Any help appreciated, thanks. Standard page is here http://www.qsl.net/g0hdi/index.htm

Incidentally I used to have my own template/page that I uploaded the web tags to successfully, but try as I may I can't get the thing to work now. All the graphics need resorting out of course, but I wonder if you can describe a simple way of configuring Cumulus to upload current data to that page...I've tried substituting the index page with mine by renaming it 'index'. No good..I've unticked standard template and tried pointing Cumulus to my template file and still no joy. Cheers!. Brian (For some unknown reason I can't seem to get a link to work on here to my own page Weird!) Life's a bitch sometimes lol...
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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby g0hdi » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:29 pm

Trying to add the link seperately...Ah!, that seems to work ok. I'll keep taking the tablets lol...

http://www.qsl.net/g0hdi/wx.htm

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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby PaulMy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:44 pm

If you want to make changes to your Cumulus index (Now) page, you would edit the indexT.htm in your Cumulus/web folder - i.e. http://www.komokaweather.com/weather/index.htm and then using it in an iframe http://www.komokaweather.com


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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby g0hdi » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:09 pm

Thanks for that Paul. Nice pages you have there. Yes I did manage to edit the index page ok, but for some reason the page did not expand to include what I was adding to it. I'll try again anyway. You've just given me and idea though, like i linking the Cumulus page onto m own. Sort of reverse of what I was thinking of doing... I really wanted to use the uploading current data using web tags on my own page, but I've forgotten how to do it and my 74 year old brain is getting less inclined to play ball lol...Cheers! PS, I see your page expands to full screen width and also has no limit scrolling down. How did you do that?)

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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby PaulMy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:24 pm

I have no ability on coding but am excellent in borrowing, cut and paste, trial and error... ;) and asking for help :clap:

I think this is the code in my http://www.komokaweather.com/index.php which in turn loads http://www.komokaweather.com/weather/index.htm

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<!-- Here is where the Cumulus /weather/index.htm is inserted in the page -->
                     <td style="vertical-align: top;">
                        <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="1000">
                           <tr>
                              <td>
                                 <div style="background-color: white;">
                                    <iframe name="frame1"
                                       src="/weather/index.htm" frameborder="0" height="16500" scrolling="no" width="1000">
                                    </iframe><br />
                                 </div>
                              </td>
                           </tr>
                        </table>
                     </td>
                  

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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby g0hdi » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Ok Thanks for that. I've just been going over my old page and can't for the life of me work out why the tags, which appear to be correct ie case sensitive and preceded by the hash tag as instructed, do dot display the data uploaded by Cumulus.. I'm going to give it a rest and dunk some digestives.. My brain hurts....

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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby PaulMy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:02 pm

The file with the webtags must be processed and uploaded by Cumulus. Are the source and remote file names correct (indexT.htm didn't change to indexT.html by chance? - it has happened to me after editing.

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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby PaulMy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:05 pm

Hi,
This link http://www.qsl.net/g0hdi/wx.htm contains the <#webtags> code so looks like not being processed before upload.

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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby sfws » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:13 pm

You don't need to use the iframe.
To get http://www.qsl.net/g0hdi/wx.htm working, simplest is to rename the copy of that found on your computer (as Paul said) to replace the "web\indexT.htm" file provided with Cumulus 1
PaulMy wrote:you would edit the indexT.htm in your Cumulus/web folder
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Cumulus will then upload your page instead of Steve's original. If you want to be more ambitous have a read of http://wiki.sandaysoft.com/a/Customised_templates


I like the concept of your page, but I would say you are trying to include far too much on a single page, either split it amongst a series of pages or use

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<details>
      <summary>Click here to open or close table</summary>
      
      <!-- some content -->
      
      </details>

several times on your page which is the quick HTML5 way of hiding and showing detail - try it.

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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby PaulMy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:28 pm

Thanks #sfws for the Wiki link. In all my years using Cumulus I've not looked at that page :oops: :oops: It probably could have saved me some hair and less brain hurt :( but I have persevered...

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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby g0hdi » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:09 pm

Thanks for the replies chaps. All noted and will now have another play,. Going to try substituting the standard file with my own in Cumulus folder. Sorry about delay answering but I went off to chill out with a bit of art. Let you know how I get on. Cheers!

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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby steve » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:20 pm

It looks like you haven't ticked the 'process' box for that wx.htm page.
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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby sfws » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:52 pm

http://www.qsl.net/g0hdi/wx/index.htm
- it works, I'm so glad to know
No computers were harmed in the making of this web page
I have been tempted to hit my computer a few times when things don't work as I want!

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Re: Cumulus Index Template

Postby g0hdi » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:18 pm

Phew!. what a long job, but it looks pretty cool so far. No doubt there are some links that are out of date by now, so have I'll to trawl through them. Thanks for all your help guys. Cheers!...


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