View Full Version : accordion scripts in webpage-maker (a web page building program)

07-21-2008, 07:07 PM
1) Script Title: Accordion Content script (v1.5.1) and/or Bullet List Accordion Menu

2) Script URL (on DD):
and/or http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/ddaccordionmenu-bullet.htm

3) Describe problem: I'm building a website for a non-profit organization but I only have basic computer training, so I'm using web-page maker. Its a great program, you don't need to use coding but you can enter in script. When I put in the script for the accordion menu it shows up, but is fully expanded and I can't get it to expand and contract (when its published)

If anyone could help me out i'd really appreciate it!

07-22-2008, 01:34 AM
Does the script throws error at your end? Could you please provide a link to the page in question.

07-22-2008, 02:06 AM
Hi, thanks for answering! It doesn't say any errors. I'm redoing the current website so its "under construction" but I published the page with the menu.


thanks again

07-22-2008, 02:26 AM
Look for this part in your code:

onopenclose:function(header, index, state, isuseractivated){ //custom code to run whenever a header is opened or closed
if (state=="block" && isuseractivated==true){ //if header is expanded as a result of the user clicking on it (versus expanded by default when page loads)
header.style.backgroundColor="black" //change that header's background color to black

Highlighted should be removed. Also your coding is invalid. There should only be one <head> and <body> tag. As well as the DTD.

Upload jquery-1.2.2.pack.js (http://lethbridgecommunityfoundation.org/WEBPAGEMAKER/jquery-1.2.2.pack.js) and ddacordion.js (http://lethbridgecommunityfoundation.org/WEBPAGEMAKER/ddaccordion.js). Both does'nt exist (yet).

Fix those minor issues and get back to us.

07-22-2008, 02:41 AM
Wow the Web-Page Maker program seems to have massacred your page. :) Firstly, your references to the two .js files of the script (jquery and ddaccordion.js) near the top of the page is broken:

<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery-1.2.2.pack.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="ddaccordion.js">

* Accordion Content script- (c) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com)
* Visit http://www.dynamicDrive.com for hundreds of DHTML scripts
* This notice must stay intact for legal use


Make sure you upload the jquery.js and ddacordion.js files to your server, so that http://lethbridgecommunityfoundation.org/WEBPAGEMAKER/jquery-1.2.2.pack.js and http://lethbridgecommunityfoundation.org/WEBPAGEMAKER/ddaccordion.js exist. Then, remove all the scripts that follow- they shouldn't be there. Having done that, put back in place the initialization code for your menu, which by default looks like this:

<script type="text/javascript">

headerclass: "expandable", //Shared CSS class name of headers group that are expandable
contentclass: "categoryitems", //Shared CSS class name of contents group
revealtype: "click", //Reveal content when user clicks or onmouseover the header? Valid value: "click" or "mouseover
collapseprev: true, //Collapse previous content (so only one open at any time)? true/false
defaultexpanded: [0], //index of content(s) open by default [index1, index2, etc]. [] denotes no content
onemustopen: false, //Specify whether at least one header should be open always (so never all headers closed)
animatedefault: false, //Should contents open by default be animated into view?
persiststate: true, //persist state of opened contents within browser session?
toggleclass: ["", "openheader"], //Two CSS classes to be applied to the header when it's collapsed and expanded, respectively ["class1", "class2"]
togglehtml: ["prefix", "", ""], //Additional HTML added to the header when it's collapsed and expanded, respectively ["position", "html1", "html2"] (see docs)
animatespeed: "normal", //speed of animation: "fast", "normal", or "slow"
oninit:function(headers, expandedindices){ //custom code to run when headers have initalized
//do nothing
onopenclose:function(header, index, state, isuseractivated){ //custom code to run whenever a header is opened or closed
//do nothing


Basically your goal is to get your page to look like the source provided in the cut/paste area on the menu page, unaltered: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/ddaccordionmenu-bullet.htm

07-22-2008, 09:59 AM
It works now! i'm pretty sure I messed up the script somehow, because when I recopied it in and had the .js files in the right place it worked fine :). I hope its allright that I changed the colours of the menus, the Foundation has a "visual identity" and i'm trying to follow it.

thanks for the help!