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Posted on 2006-11-22
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Hi,

I've made 3 templates or more exactly 3 folders that have different pictures and css files in them.
And the index.php looks the following way:


<?php
$folder=$_REQUEST["folder"];
?>

<head>

<title>Toubes Design</title>
 <meta content="Web Design, Internetsivut, Kotisisvut" name="Toubes Design" />
 <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?=$folder?>/toubesdesign.css" />
</head>
<body>

<div id="banner">
<img src="<?=$folder?>/banner_test1.jpg"/>
</div>
<p class="nav">
<a href="http://www.toubes-page.net/td"><img src="<?=$folder?>/etusivu_o.jpg" name="etusivu" width="91" height="25" border="0"></a></p>

<p class="nav">
<a href="yritys" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('yritys','','<?=$folder?>/yritys_o.jpg',1)"><img src="<?=$folder?>/yritys.jpg" name="yritys" width="72" height="25" border="0"></a></p>


<p class="nav">
<a href="palvelut" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('palvelut','','<?=$folder?>/palvelut_o.jpg',1)"><img src="<?=$folder?>/palvelut.jpg" name="palvelut" width="95" height="25" border="0"></a></p>

<p class="nav">
<a href="portfolio" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('portfolio','','<?=$folder?>/portfolio_o.jpg',1)"><img src="<?=$folder?>/portfolio.jpg" name="portfolio" width="100" height="25" border="0"></a></p>

<p class="nav">
<a href="yhteystiedot" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('yhteystiedot','','<?=$folder?>/yhteystiedot_o.jpg',1)"><img src="<?=$folder?>/yhteystiedot.jpg" name="yhteystiedot" width="120" height="25" border="0"></a></p>

<p class="nav"><img style="border: none; width: 422px; height: 25px;" src="<?=$folder?>/right.jpg" alt="left" /></p>
<br/><br/>

</div>

<div id="bg">
<div class="logo_bg">
<div></div>


<p class="navtop"></p>
<div class="left_box">
<div id="left_bar">
<span style="margin-left: 33px; font-size: 11px;">Ajankohtaista</span>
</div>
<div id="left_sisalto"><span style="color: #ffffff; font-weight: bold;">16.11.2006</span> - Toubes Design sivut saanut uuden ulkoasun, palautetta saa antaa.<p id="hr"></p>

<span style="color: #ffffff; font-weight: bold;">10.9.2006</span> - Mets&auml;m&auml;ki Tuotanto Oy:n sivut saatiin valmiiksi. <p id="hr"></p>
Lis&auml;&auml; uutisia <span class="linkit"><a style="font-size: 11px;" href="index.php?id=content&page=uutisia">t&auml;&auml;ll&auml;.</a></span>
</div>

</div>

<div class="middle_box">

<div id="middle_bar">

<?php

if (isset($_GET['page']) && isset($_GET['id']) && file_exists('pages/'.$_GET[id].'/'.$_GET[page].'.php'))
{
       include 'pages/'.$_GET[id].'/'.$_GET[page].'.php';
}
else
{
      include 'pages/content/main.php';
}
?>

</div>
</div>

</div>

<div class="left_box_low">
<div id="left_bar">
<span style="margin-left: 33px; font-size: 11px;">2 Uusinta</span>
</div>
<div id="left_sisalto">
Kaksi viimeisimm&auml;t websivujen tuotannot ovat:
<ul class="linkit">
<li style="list-style-image: url(<?=$folder?>/point.jpg);"><a style="font-size: 11px;" href="http://www.metsamaki.fi" onclick="window.open('http://www.metsamaki.fi'); return false;">Mets&auml;m&auml;ki Tuotanto Oy</a></li>
<div style="padding-top: 6px;"></div>
<li style="list-style-image: url(<?=$folder?>/point.jpg);"><a style="font-size: 11px;" href="http://www.sipoo.fi/kallback_barntradgard/" onclick="window.open('http://www.sipoo.fi/kallback_barntradgard/'); return false;">Kallb&auml;ck Barntr&auml;dgård</a></li>
</ul>

</div>

</div>

<div class="left_box_low">
<div id="left_bar">
<span style="margin-left: 33px; font-size: 11px;">Ota yhteytt&auml;</span>
</div>
<div id="left_sisalto">
Jos haluat ottaa meihin yhteytt&auml;, antaa palautetta tai j&auml;tt&auml;&auml; tarjouspyynt&ouml; voit tehd&auml; sen yhteystiedot sivulta. <a href="index.php?folder=kesa">kesä</a> <a href="index.php?folder=talvi">Talvi</a> <a href="index.php?folder=syksy">Syksy</a>
<ul class="linkit">
<li style="list-style-image: url(<?=$folder?>/point.jpg);"><a href="http://www.toubes-page.net/td/yhteystiedot">Yhteystiedot sivulle</a></li></div>
</ul>
</div>

</div>

<div id="footer">
<div id="footer_text">Nallitie 8 D 24 | 00940 Helsinki | 050-4342840 | info@toubesdesign.com </div>
<img id="footer2" src="<?=$folder?>/footer2.jpg"/>

</body>
</html>

i got some good advices from the following page:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/PHP/Q_22066053.html 

So what I have done is that I have replaced all the images url with <?=$folder?> and changing the the templates with the following link: index.php?folder=kesa

But the problem that I'm having is that when a user browses to the main address of the page in this case http://www.toubes-page.net/td/test/ the css file is not activated and the whole page looks very messy.

So is there some way to get the main address to work?

Thanks in advance.

-Toby
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Question by:Toube
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Expert Comment

by:Roonaan
ID: 17994652
You should make sure that $folder has a default value. Such that when no specific template is chosen $folder always points to your default template directory.

-r-
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Author Comment

by:Toube
ID: 17994667
Hi,

f ($_REQUEST["folder"] <> ""){
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?=$_REQUEST["folder"]?>/style.css />
}else{
 <link rel="stylesheet" href="syksy/style.css />
}

got this to test out.. but I can't get it to work, and I'm not sure where to place the could?

Thanks,

Toby
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Expert Comment

by:Roonaan
ID: 17994708
You'd rather have:

$templates = array('syksy', 'template2','template3');

if(isset($_REQUEST['folder']) && in_array($_REQUEST['folder']) {
  $folder = $_REQUEST['folder'];
} else {
  $folder = 'syksy';
}


And then just use <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $folder;?>/style.css" />

-r-
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Author Comment

by:Toube
ID: 17994740
ok, got the default working now, but when I try to change the style it gives me the follownig error:


Warning: Wrong parameter count for in_array() in /home/pt4517/public_html/td/test/index.php on line 6

Line 6: if(isset($_REQUEST['folder']) && in_array($_REQUEST['folder']))

-Toby
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Roonaan earned 1200 total points
ID: 17994781
yeah, my err.

Should be:  in_array($_REQUEST['folder'], $templates)

-r-
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Author Comment

by:Toube
ID: 17994899
Thanks, it works.

Though now I have one more little thing, how do i get the template to stay selected when i change pages in the site.. so that it doesn't reverse back to the default template when a link is clicked?

when I go to the page http://www.toubes-page.net/td/test/index.php?id=content&page=uutisia and i have selected another template than the default one, but it still changes the template to default?

Thanks,

-Toby
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