Managing Pages

Introduction

Before you can begin using TGP Rotator you need to setup some pages for it to use to display the galleries in your database. To manage your pages locate and click on the Manage Pages link in the Setup section of the control panel menu. This document will describe how to add, update, and edit the TGP pages that you will be having TGP Rotator generate for you.

Adding a Page

The first time you click on the Manage Pages link, you will immediately be taken to the page creation interface. After you have some pages created, the Manage Pages link will take you to the page management interface. At the top of the page you will find a button that says Add a Single Page. You can click that button at any time to add new pages to TGP Rotator.

On the page creation interface there will be several fields that you will need to fill in. Each of those fields is described below. Once you have filled in the fields how you want them, press the Add This Page button. Although you can only create one page at a time, there is no limit to the total number of pages you can have. To add more pages, simply repeat this process for each one. Note that it is possible to create pages outside the document root of the site where the software is installed. If you have other domains under the same account on your server, you can use this to generate TGP pages for those other sites. For more information see the Multiple Domain Support section of the software manual.

Important Notes: When you add a page you should first make sure that the Directory setting that you use points to a directory that has already been created and has 777 permissions. You should also make sure that a file does not already exist in that directory. If a file does already exist in that directory you should delete or rename it so that TGP Rotator can create the page. Once you assign a page to TGP Rotator you should no longer edit that file manually. Any changes you need to make should be done through TGP Rotator's template editor.

Updating a Page

If you need to make changes to the page after it has been created, click on the [Edit] link that corresponds to the page that you want to change. This will pop up a window where you can edit the page settings. If you change the directory or filename, please read over the important notes section above to make sure that you have correct permissions and that the file does not already exist. Once you have made the changes you want, press the Update This Page button. The software will save your settings and the next time you rebuild your pages the changes will take affect.

Deleting a Page

To delete a page simply click on the [Delete] link that corresponds to the page that you want to remove. A window will pop up asking if you are sure that you want to remove the page. Click the OK button to remove the page or the cancel button to abort the deletion. When a page is deleted the software will remove it's template, so if there is something you want to save from the template be sure to make a copy of it before you delete the page. If you delete and then re-add a page, it will not use the same template from the page that was deleted, it will use the software's default template that is included with the software.

Category Page Creation

If you have a large number of categories and want to generate pages for one or all of them, it would be very time consuming to add one page at a time through the standard page creation interface. Instead the software has a utility which will add multiple categories for you at once. From the Manage Pages interface you can click on the Category Page Creation button or from the Add a Single Page interface click on the Automatic Category Page Creation link. This will bring you to a page where you can configure how and what pages should be created. Once you have filled out all of the fields with the values you want, press the Create Category Pages button. The software will automatically add the new pages to the database and you will be returned to the category page creation form.