Navagation Blues

Posted on 2004-11-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-24

Having difficulty getting navigation linkbar to work on the home page.

Please look at this page, where localliy I get the message "Edit the properties for this link bar to display hyperlinks here".  I've tried various combinations but nothing will display.

The below page shows the navigation properly, and appears to have the same properties as the home page.

What settings should I choose for the nav buttons, including the home page buttons to appear on the home page.


Question by:Rowby Goren
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    by:Rowby Goren
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    You need to ensure that "shread borders" is turned on for the pages in question. I would ythink you do not have that in place.

    Go to "Format/Shared Borders" when your page is displaying and click on the appropriate box.

    You can have a look at my site to see an example of the border using buttons....

    The borders are actually stored in a subdirectory on your local machine (and on the host) called "_borders"
    If the border does not appear on the host appear machine after publishing, ensure that the host machine has "FrontPage Extensions" enabled. I have found a problem is created if the server switches to FrontPage Extensions for an existing site. THis problem is answered in my following answer to a question posted elsewhere on this Bulletin Board...


    I have found the reason for the peculiar way Frontpage Extensions makes border buttons disappear.

    When the ISP "flicks the switch" to turn on extensions on a Web Site, by default the software installs the required subdirectories to service the Frontpage extensions. These include "/borders" and other subdirectories starting with "_" (underscore).

    It also sets up skeleton hypertext files for "left" and "top" within the borders subdirectory. If files already exist there with those names, it conveniently renames them to "left_old.htm" and "top_old.htm".  (The extension system actually does this everytime a page is uploaded to the site as well, providing a backup in case you need a quick "backout" to revert to the previous page on the site).

    Accordingly, when a site is then published, the system synchronizes between the remote site and your testing/home machine and can actually overwrite your base "left.htm" and "top.htm" files on your base machine! The trick is to quickly delete the "top.htm" and "left.htm" files on the remote site, rename the "old" files back to the "left.htm" and "yop.htm" names and download them back to your home machine. Everything should be alright from then on.

    It took me many days to discover this since nothing is documented that I could find. It was by pure chance that I searched all files on the remote machine to find my missing buttons and found them in the "old" files.

    Hopes this answers the many messages I have found on Expert Exchanges Bulletin Board

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    by:Rowby Goren
    Thanks  craisin !

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