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WebGUI 7 Bookmarks Toolbar

WebGUI 7 Bookmarks Toolbar

Versie: 0.9

Auteur: Arjan Widlak, arjan at unitedknowledge dot nl

Copyright: United Knowledge 2005 -2006

Licentie: GPL, http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html  


Requirements

Website running on WebGUI 7.

Browsers: Tested only with Firefox 1.0.4 on Debian Linux, please let me know if it does not work in you browser. 

 

Installation

In Firefox (tested on 1.0.4 on Debian Sarge), go to the bookmark manager by clicking Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks. In the Bookmarks manager you will see that you have a folder called "Bookmarks Folder Toolbar". These bookmarks are visible below the location bar. It is possible these bookmarks are not visible in your browser. If this is the case click View -> Toolbars -> Bookmarks Toolbar.

The WebGUI 7 Bookmarks Toolbar will be imported in this toolbar. In the Bookmarks Manager click on the topmost folder called Bookmarks. Select File -> Import. In the popup select From File. Click Next. Browse to the location where you have saved the file webgui.7.bookmarks.toolbar.html. Select this file en click Open. When all is well, you will see a series of bookmarks have appeared below the location bar. This should look a lot like this.

 The process works similar in Internet Explorer. In the browsermenu select File -> Import and Export, select From File or Location, etc. You still have to move the bookmarks to a specific folder. I think it will be called "Links" in English. (It's called "Koppelingen" in Dutch)

 

Description

The WebGUI Javascript Bookmarks add or remove a specific query string (the part of the URL after the ?) to the current location to direct WebGUI to call a certain function.

 

How it works

It's all very simple, but I'll describe it any way. The main bookmarks are:

Log in         Displays the login screen

Log out

Admin on    Switch to Administrator mode

Admin off

Assets Manager Go to (a specific location in) the asset manager

Templates   Go to the asset manager and display the templates node

Edit page     Edit the current layout

Flush cache  Delete all cached items of this website

 

Most of these bookmarks look similar to the Admin off link:

javascript:window.document.location=%22?op=switchOffAdmin%22

I'll discuss the different parts of this link here:

javascript:

This part informs the browser that a Javascript function will follow.

window.document.location=<location>

This part directs te browser to go to a certain location.

%22

This is an urlencoded quote.

?op=switchOffAdmin

This is the query string. WebGUI uses this query string to display certain screens.

If a certain function is not available in the WebGUI Javascript Bookmarks Toolbar, you can easily create your own Javascript Bookmark by watching the query string change in the location bar of your browser. Just copy the query string between the url encoded quotes.

There are a few exceptions to this.

The Templates link also sets the location behind the domainname to /templates.

System RequirementsPlease be advised: this contribution was tested with something older than WebGUI 7.5. When this contribution was uploaded there was no field for the author to fill out regarding it's requirements.
Comments
4susanb: "Thanks for this. It worked for me with FF3 and WG 7.5.30"
5bartjol: "I really like it, will there also be an update for 7.7?"
0dionak: "I keep coming back to this simple tool. Thanks for the endlessly recommended tool, Arjan."
Downloadwebgui.7.bookmarks.toolbar.html webgui.7.bookmarks.toolbar.html
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Rating: 5
Updated: 8/16/2006
Keywords miscellaneous utility
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