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BelindaBJ

Community Member, 9 Posts

6 July 2009 at 6:56pm

New to this, I'm on page.ss and I'm trying to add some dhtmlgoodies.com javascript for a slide-show, I have managed to use the <% require%> tags to include the css but the javascript isn't working for me, am I doing something wrong? I've tried it with and without the.js but neither are getting my slide show rolling???

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" >

<head>
      <% base_tag %>
      <title><% if MetaTitle %>$MetaTitle<% else %>$Title<% end_if %> &raquo; Your Site Name</title>
      $MetaTags(false)

      <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
      

      <% require themedCSS(layout) %>
      <% require themedCSS(typography) %>
      <% require themedCSS(form) %>
      <% require themedCSS(sitetest) %>
      <% require themedCSS(image-slideshow) %>
      <% require javascript(themes/blackcandy/js/image-slideshow.js) %>

Any clues greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Carbon Crayon

Community Member, 598 Posts

7 July 2009 at 1:17am

Hi Belinda

Try adding this function to your Page_Controller class:

   function init() {
      parent::init();
      Requirements::javascript("themes/blackcandy/js/image-slideshow.js");
   }

I usually include all my files via the Controller as I find it cleaner and more intuitive. I know you can include CSS via the template, not sure about JS.

Hope that helps

Aram

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BelindaBJ

Community Member, 9 Posts

7 July 2009 at 5:06pm

Thanks for your response, really appreciated.

I tried adding all of what you suggested, and I got a blank page after a flush, so I have inserted just that line at the bottom and the page is loading, but the javascript isn't working. When I view source the include image-slideshow.js script isn't there anywhere?? If you have any other ideas I'd be a happy lady!

class Page_Controller extends ContentController {
   
   public function init() {
      parent::init();

      // Note: you should use SS template require tags inside your templates
      // instead of putting Requirements calls here. However these are
      // included so that our older themes still work
      Requirements::themedCSS("layout");
      Requirements::themedCSS("typography");
      Requirements::themedCSS("form");
      Requirements::javascript("themes/blackcandy/js/image-slideshow.js");

   }

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Carbon Crayon

Community Member, 598 Posts

7 July 2009 at 6:47pm

If the script isn't loading then it means SS hasn't found it, check that the path is correct.

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BelindaBJ

Community Member, 9 Posts

7 July 2009 at 7:41pm

Thanks, I know it must be something like that, but even when I put the whole path in it's not showing up. Grrr

class Page_Controller extends ContentController {
   

   public function init() {
      parent::init();

      // Note: you should use SS template require tags inside your templates
      // instead of putting Requirements calls here. However these are
      // included so that our older themes still work
      Requirements::themedCSS("layout");
      Requirements::themedCSS("typography");
      Requirements::themedCSS("form");
      Requirements::javascript("http://localhost:8888/silverstripe/themes/blackcandy/js/image-slideshow.js");
         
   }

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banal

Community Member, 901 Posts

7 July 2009 at 8:25pm

Edited: 07/07/2009 8:26pm

Using the path as in your previous posts should work just fine.
- Make sure the path is correct, eg. this file exists: themes/blackcandy/js/image-slideshow.js
- If you're running *nix (that includes mac os x), check the permissions of the file.
- Note, that the javascript file will be included at the bottom of the html code, just before the closing body tag (just in case you were looking at the wrong place...)

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BelindaBJ

Community Member, 9 Posts

7 July 2009 at 9:06pm

Doh! Yes, I was looking in the wrong place, it was there. Still not working though. I am running Mac os x, how do I check the file permissions?

Thank you.

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banal

Community Member, 901 Posts

7 July 2009 at 9:08pm

Well, if it's there, the permissions are right. There must be an error in the script or something. Or maybe you simply forgot to initialize it? Firebug will help a great deal there (http://getfirebug.com/)

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