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Working to set up Gazetta - general questions

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Hi everyone - I am setting up Gazetta and have a few questions. I installed it with demo content and am replacing the demo content with my own.

1. I replaced the text in the first slideshow with my own text, and am now getting the message "Save failed with the following error: Invalid Parent ID". The saves actually are taking - both the text and image are updated - but I'm not clear on what "parent" it would be looking for. I would like to fix this in case the underlying issue causes other problems.

2. May I remove the Gazetta name, author info, and copyright block, and replace it with our info and copyright notice? I have a developer account.

3. Where do I go to replace the images behind the list of contacts displayed? I was able to update the names and information, but I can't seen to figure out where the images are updated.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.
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FYI - I am continuing to work on this, and it appears that any change to the sample content articles on the slide show results in the same error.
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Hi

It could be categories have been corrupted - have you completed a joomla core update?

In category manager try clicking the rebuild button

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Also if you go to extension manager > Database

Does that show any issue?

If so hit the fix button in top left corner

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Also you could try hitting the rebuild button in the menu manager

open the named menu and click rebuild - you might want to try that before category manager

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I tried all 3 - menus and categories rebuilt successfully. Database showed no errors. I ran fix anyway.

After each change, I tried adding or removing a space from an article and then pressing Save - I got the same message each time.
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Thanks - rats thought one of those would fix it

Was this a Joomla Bamboo quickstart installation?

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Yes.
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Could it be this? forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?p=2463934

I will try opening and saving the categories (one of the suggestions) and see if that helps. Will post back either way.
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I saved each category as described (parent first, then children) and that fixed it. Thank you!!! The fixes you described were the other part of the fix in the link I found this in.

Now that this is working (and this was the biggie - I was worried about corrupting my install) do you happen to know the answers to the other 2 questions?

I want to change the pix for the people in the published key contributors on the front page (from the sample content) - worst case I could upload files with the same name, but that's a brute force fix and I want to understand this better.

Second question is, it is okay if I remove the Gazetta name, author name, and copyright notice from the front page, and substitute my own copyright info for our copyrighted content? I think that is permitted but the info looks a little different than before, and I don't want to violate TOS.
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"I want to change the pix for the people in the published key contributors on the front page (from the sample content) - worst case I could upload files with the same name, but that's a brute force fix and I want to understand this better."

The module is loading contact content - so to change the content go to the components dropdown in the Joomla admin and click on contacts

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"Second question is, it is okay if I remove the Gazetta name, author name, and copyright notice from the front page, and substitute my own copyright info for our copyrighted content? I think that is permitted but the info looks a little different than before, and I don't want to violate TOS."

Do you mean the front end of the site? - if so then sure that can be changed

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Thanks! I can now replace the images in the contacts.

I am having the same problem with replacing the template videos in the carousel with my own videos - I can find various settings, but I can't figure out which screen actually specifies which videos are assigned to the video carousel, and how to replace them. If you can point me to the right screen, I should be fine.

Many, many thanks.
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Hi

Can I just check first you have videos working outside of any module?

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As depending on your joomla setup the video iframe or code can be stripped from the content

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The video carousel is working in the default content. I do not have any videos working outside of that. All I want to do is replace the delivered demo videos with actual videos of my own, but I don't know where to go to replace them. This is the Gazetta delivered default content.
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The problem is, I have no idea where to look to find where the videos are controlled in the default Gazetta content. I have looked but so far no joy. So I don't know how to tell how they are set up.

The delivered demo videos are working fine. I want to replace them with my own videos so I can get the site up and working quickly, but I cannot figure out where you all set up the video carousel on the front page, so I have no idea how to modify or even remove it.

Honestly, even if the new videos don't work right away, I still need to replace the demo content and then try to get the new videos working, if that makes sense.

I don't want to go live with demo video content and so far, with your help, everything else I've tried to replace went okay.

I have made no major changes to the site so far - I am trying to go live fast, so am leaving it basically set up as the demo structure, just replacing content but leaving most of the structure intact. Eventually I will need to change the menu and other structure a bit, but right now I'm focused on trying to get the content replaced. I am going to set up a test site to tinker once I go live, so I don't break the live site.

As background, I am a DBA, not a web developer - I have decent technical skills but this area is not my strongest suit.

The new videos I want to add are mpg4s if that helps.

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Hi Lisa,

The demo sites are using iframes and depending on how you set up the site once you open and save a video article page it can strip the iframe code

The videos are also being loaded from video sharing sites e.g. vimeo and youtube for example

<iframe src="player.vimeo.com/video/106766315" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>

this is the content for one video from vimeo - if you were to open and save the Taj Burrow page (it contains the iframe above) and save does the video code get removed?

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Hi Paul -

Well, right now my main problem is that I can't figure out where to go to in Joomla to open and edit the setup of the videos. I literally can't find the place where they're set up to modify. Are they articles? Modules? Which ones? I really would love to get this site online this weekend - it's becoming a fairly urgent business priority - and I can't do that with demo content.

I can't even remove the videos because I can't find where they are coming from.

At least one of my own videos is also a youtube video, and if directly embedding them in the page or module or whatever it is won't work, and I should use iframes, I can load the other 2 to youtube and use iframes.

But right now, my main problem is that I can't figure out where the existing demo videos are configured within Joomla - not the external source, but where they are configured in Gazetta. I can't find a reference in the docs, either. So I can't change the demo videos out because I can't figure out WHERE in Joomla I should go to change them.

Please help!!!!!!! This is literally a matter of survival for the teeny tiny business that wants to use this template.

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PS - I can't even remove them, because I can't figure out where and how you all set them up in the demo content.
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