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i am having trouble getting my articles to actually show up. They show up in city

(http://www.yourmortgagedoctor.com/cityfiletest.htm)

Backup of cty file is located below

(http://www.yourmortgagedoctor.com/cityfile/yourmortgagedoctor%20Backup%201.cty)

Thanks

Danny Garcia
Friday, July 30, 2004

Danny,

Could you explain your problem a bit more?  If your articles are not showing up, the first thing I would check is to make sure the articles are assigned a template, then check out that template.  This bit me once when I deleted a template.

BTW: Your .cty file is HUGE at 50 mb.  Do you have audio or video in it, or is this just a huge site?  It will take me a bit to download it.

David Burch
Friday, July 30, 2004

Uh, Danny, did you delete all your articles in this .cty file so we could take a look at it?  If so,  please do a File | Compact Database which will bring that  50 MB .cty file size to < .5 MB.

If not, your problem must be that you inadvertently deleted all your articles but two.  In this case you need to search for an earlier backup with all the files or import the files from your web site into CityDesk and start over :(

You have a template called none, which is confusing to me because that is what CityDesk uses when you don't want to use a template.  Not the problem, because it is not being used--just confusing.

You only have one index page and two articles in this .cty file and they all use the  "YourMortgageDoctor" template

Your navigation links in the "YourMortgageDoctor" template are external links to your local hard drive, like this,
file://C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\Danny%20Garcia\My%20Documents\My%20Web%20Sites\AAAFloridaMortgages\index.htm.  They need to be either external links to a location on your server, like http://www.yourmortgagedoctor.com/index.htm or to the magic name of the CityDesk article (Just click in the link in normal mode, click the link button, select the "To a City Desk Article or File radio button, select the article you want to link to from the drop-down list and click on the Insert button.

Also, your HTML code in your template is missing beginning and ending <html> and <title> tags.

Hope that helped.

David Burch
Friday, July 30, 2004

Danny,

You need to put the variable {$.body$} in your "YourMortgageDoctor" template for your CityScript built list of links to articles to show up.

David Burch
Friday, July 30, 2004

<body>
{$.body$}
</body>

David Burch
Friday, July 30, 2004

Danny,

It looks like you are trying to convert an existing site to CD from scratch.  This tool might help to import everything into citydesk.

(Location thanks to PeterM) It's called CD:FTP alpha. You can find it at http://www.telepark.de/webwizards/navigation/tools/cdftp.html

David Burch
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

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