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SiteMap and Menu Generator for VP-ASP - BYZ158

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Generate full browsable sitemap files, and/or create top-bar menus which show the relevant full sub-category tree when you move the mouse over the menu option.



SiteMap and Menu Generator for VP-ASP - BYZ158
Latest version:08/10-MAY-2012
From vendor:Big Yellow Zone
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Price:£35.00
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Compatibility, Bundling, and Status Notes:
Compatible with VPASP V4.5 to V7
Before installing, you must have installed:
BYZ038
BYZ036
BYZ025
This product includes:
BYZ038
BYZ036
BYZ025

Demos/Samples:
(click on a link below to see the corresponding demo/sample)
Demo System Our demo area is loaded with most of the SEO modules, BYZ110 for static content pages, BYZ163 for static product-detail pages, BYZ164 for static category pages, BYZ116 for enhanced searching/paging, BYZ121 for related-categories on search results, BYZ158 for the browsable sitemap, BYZ161 for predictive search on the search mini-form at the top.


Generate full browsable sitemap files, and/or create top-bar menus which show the relevant full sub-category tree when you move the mouse over the menu option.


Technical/Developer Information:
Fully customizable stylesheet (css) file - you can make the sitemap/menu related contents look however you like with some minor tweaks to the dedicated sitemap css files.

Generate the sitemap files by pressing a button in admin; the generation creates all the relevant sitemap/menu files for you, the generated files are named as asp files so you can optionally then edit the generated files to use extra dynamic logic if you want.

The generated sitemap/menu files are very quick to load when browsing, because the structure of the category/menu tree has already been calculated at generation-time, so the sitemap/menu files are essentially "static" although you can regenerate them whenever you want just by pressing a button.

Best of both worlds; fast-loading pages from the customer-side, with the ability to create those pages in admin by just pressing a button, and still have the ability to use dynamic logic within the generated pages if you want to.

When you create a new sitemap from the admin screen, it will automatically copy your entire category tree into the underlying sitemap items, and also optionally your content urls, and your supplier urls, and your manufacturer urls, and then you can optionally add other urls or move the sitemap branches around as much as you like without it effecting your category/content data.


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Full Version History:
VerNo Version Date Release Notes
01 07-AUG-2009 Initial version - Big Yellow Zone SiteMap and Menu Generator for VP-ASP
02 26-MAY-2010 Changed to be compatible with VPASP V7.
Added extra options to automatically create contents, suppliers, and manufacturers sitemap items.
Added facility to regenerate underlying items of an existing sitemap using the current/latest data.
Added maximum-category level option to stop the sitemap from drilling-down further into the category tree than some site owners might want.
Added options for maximum number of columns to display across the page for the main sitemap screens and the popups.
Changed to cater for text/ntext (memo) sql bugs.
Upgraded BYZ038 (from V10 to V12)
Upgraded BYZ036 (from V05 to V07)
Upgraded BYZ025 (from V05 to V06)
This module has been completely rewritten/restructured on this version; if upgrading from a previous version please backup and then uninstall your old version of this module and then install the new version afresh (please also export your smp_sitemaps and smi_sitemapitems tables before upgrading from a previous version; you can use the new byz158_prepare.asp file to drop and recreate the tables).
03 07-JUL-2010 Minor corrections/tweaks to deal with specific vpasp versions (vpaspv6.5andbelow files split/separated into vpaspv6.0to6.5 and vpaspv4.5to5.5, and installation notes split in the same way)
Effected Files were:
README*.htm (changed files)
admin/byz$158_version.asp (changed file; for vpasp v7 and above)
byz$158_version.asp (changed file; for vpasp v6.5 and below)
byz_smp_admin_menu_inc.asp (changed file; for vpasp v4.5 to 5.5 only)
byz_smp_admin_sitemaps.asp (changed file; for vpasp v4.5 to 5.5 only)
byz_smp_admin_sitemap_items.asp (changed file; for vpasp v4.5 to 5.5 only)
byz_smp_generatesitemap_formprocessing_inc.asp (changed file; for vpasp v4.5 to 5.5 only)
04 21-AUG-2010 Corrected problem where category level was not being calculated correctly and was stopping some categories from being generated in the sitemap items.
Effected Files were:
README*.htm (changed files)
admin/byz$158_version.asp (changed file; for vpasp v7 and above)
byz$158_version.asp (changed file; for vpasp v4.5 to 5.5 and vpasp v6.0 to 6.5)
byz_smp_admin_sitemaps.asp (changed file; for vpasp v4.5 to 5.5 and vpasp v6.0 to 6.5)
admin/byz_smp_admin_sitemaps.asp (changed file; for vpasp v7 and above)
05 25-OCT-2010 Changed vpasp versions 4.5 to 6.5 to use the physical file creation folder setting which it wasnt using before and to use virtual paths for the includes so that it can potentially be used outside vpasp (via BYZ027).
Split Admin Menu header/trailer functions out into a separate file to help make maintenance of this module easier for different versions of VPASP.
Effected Files were:
README*.htm (changed files)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz$158_version.asp (changed file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_admin_menu_headtrailer_inc.asp (new file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_admin_menu_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_admin_sitemap_items.asp (changed file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_admin_sitemaps.asp (changed file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_generatesitemap.asp (changed file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_generatesitemap_formprocessing_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz$158_version.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_admin_menu_headtrailer_inc.asp (new file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_admin_menu_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_admin_sitemap_items.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_admin_sitemaps.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_generatesitemap.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_generatesitemap_formprocessing_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz$158_version.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_admin_menu_headtrailer_inc.asp (new file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_admin_menu_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_admin_sitemap_items.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_admin_sitemaps.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_generatesitemap_formprocessing_inc.asp (changed file)
06 29-DEC-2010 Various enhancements made to help speed up item/file generation, and to display the progress, and to avoid timeouts.
Effected Files were:
README*.htm (changed files)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz$158_version.asp (changed file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_admin_categorytools_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_admin_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_admin_menu_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_admin_sitemap_items.asp (changed file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_admin_sitemaps.asp (changed file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_generatesitemap.asp (changed file)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz_smp_generatesitemap_formprocessing_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz$158_version.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_admin_categorytools_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_admin_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_admin_menu_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_admin_sitemap_items.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_admin_sitemaps.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_generatesitemap.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz_smp_generatesitemap_formprocessing_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz$158_version.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_admin_categorytools_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_admin_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_admin_menu_inc.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_admin_sitemap_items.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_admin_sitemaps.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_generatesitemap.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_generatesitemap_formprocessing_inc.asp (changed file)
07 25-FEB-2011 Fixed bug that was causing a vbscript error when trying to create new sitemap/menu items manually on the vpasp v7 version.
Effected Files were:
README*.htm (changed files)
vpaspv4.5to5.5/byz$158_version.asp (changed file)
vpaspv6.0to6.5/byz$158_version.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz$158_version.asp (changed file)
vpaspv7andabove/admin/byz_smp_admin_sitemap_items.asp (changed file)
08 10-MAY-2012 Added a new config option to work out whether the text links need to be HTMLEncoded when outputting them to the screen (eg to correct html problems when ampersands are used in the category descriptions).
Added a new hide flag to the sitemap items table/screen so that you can maintain/see all items in admin but can hide some items on the customer-side (eg to temporarily hide Christmas items in favour of Easter items but still see both on the admin screen etc).
Changed the popup menu bar js/logic to allow for better placement logic and a quicker popup opening/closing time that has less conflicts.
Added a new config option to indicate if the database uses content categories.
Added a new config option to indicate the column name (if any) that non-content records use to hold a url/link (eg for dummy content records that are only there to hold the url of the shopcustcontact.asp page).
Corrected some of the html that the sitemap generates.
Took out the alt tag from the generated text-based href links, and relabelled the help for the alt-tag field on the admin screens to indicate its a title tag (bubble help) rather than an alt-tag.
More changes to help make the different vpasp version files common where possible to allow for easier maintenence.
Changed to use the new BYZ038 functions where appropriate (including cursors which should now use less memory and be faster) and generally tuned the logic to use less memory and to speed it up.
Upgraded BYZ038 (from V12 to V16)
Upgraded BYZ036 (from V07 to V11)
Please Note: You must be using V16 or later of BYZ038 before upgrading to V08 or later of BYZ158.
BYZ158 V08 or later will not work with V15 or below of BYZ038.
Please Note: If upgrading from a previous version of BYZ158 then you will need to re-create the BYZ158 tables and regenerate your sitemap/menu files after applying this upgrade. You can re-create the BYZ158 tables by uploading and running the new version of the byz158_prepare.asp file and ticking the Drop Sitemap Tables before Re-Creating New Tables box on that screen. If you dont want to drop/recreate the sitemap tables when upgrading to V08 or later of BYZ158 (eg if youve manually entered lots of data via the edit sitemap items screen instead of just generating the items from your data) then you will need to add the new smi_linkto_hide_flag column to the smi_sitemapitems table in SQL (text (1) null for access, varchar(1) null for sqlserver/mysql) and backfill all existing values of it in the table to N.
If upgrading, please backup your sitemap tables (smp_sitemaps and smi_sitemapitems), and do a screen-print of your sitemaps/menus screen before you re-create the tables so that you can easily re-create your top-level sitemap/menu record(s).
For a full list of effected files, see the readme history notes that come with this version of the module.