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The acronym “CE4” stands for “Core Elements 4”, with the implication that all members of the CE4 family do share some core elements, or resources, in common. Each CE4 plugin is fully self-contained and capable of being used in standalone fashion, but when combining CE4 components into a larger website, greater performance can be had by sharing a single set of common resources.

TTG CE4 Pages is capable of acting as a repository for common resources, serving a single copy of your identity plate, and shared stylesheets and scripts to all of your pages and galleries. Setup is easy!

1. TTG CE4 Pages should be the base for your site.

2. Correctly fill in the site root when setting up each of your plugins. This is done in the Site Info control pane:

3. In the Output Settings pane, enabled the checkbox “Get shared resources from TTG CE4 Pages”.

Keeping Pages Up-to-date

Because TTG CE4 Pages is serving as a resource repository, it is extremely important that TTG CE4 Pages be kept up-to-date with the latest version. For example, if using a newer version of TTG CE4 Gallery, sharing resources with an older version of TTG CE4 Pages, then the Pages repository may be missing required files that Gallery needs to run.

Therefore, when updating plugins:

  • Always update to the latest CE4 Pages first;
  • Always use the version of CE4 Pages which is concurrent with the other plugins you're using.

Troubleshooting: Missing Styling for Pages and Galleries

If you should find that your pages and/or galleries are missing styling when published online – white background, no formatting, etc. – then both of the following are true:

  • You have enabled Shared Resources.
  • You have supplied an incorrect address for Site Root.

To fix, fill in the correct Site Root for your website.

ce4_share_resources.txt · Last modified: 2014/01/14 06:42 by matthew

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