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Added page/link on template but not showing up on pages.

Apr 4, 2012 8:46 AM

I needed to add an About Us page to the website.   I created the new page from the template and saved it as about_us.htm.  I added the page to the menu in the template, and it looks/displays correct. I Saved All,  but the new About Us menu tab doesn't display the web pages including the new one.  I haven't had to make any changes in a really long time and am having a hard time remembering.  I missed a step somewhere.  Help!  Any suggestions?

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 4, 2012 8:57 AM   in reply to amyr61

    Are you using editable regions for anything that you are inserting into the template...?

    An editable region is a region which will not update

     
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    Apr 4, 2012 9:41 AM   in reply to amyr61

    >So, adding a page link to the menu on the template will not update the .htm pages?

     

    Correct. Which is why you normally do not put menus in editable regions.

     
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    Apr 4, 2012 10:31 AM   in reply to amyr61

    When you create a child page from a template, all content is included. However, when you update a template, only non-editable content flows to the child page.

     
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    Apr 4, 2012 12:36 PM   in reply to amyr61

    You would NOT return the nav section to editable.

    It's non-editable state is what makes any future edits you make flow to update the child pages.

     
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    Apr 4, 2012 12:50 PM   in reply to amyr61

    Are you familiar with Editable and non-Editable regions in DW Templates and how to use them?

     

    Non-editable are template regions which are the same on all child pages. They're only editable in the main template and the non-editable region on each child page is the same. Perfect for menus.

     

    Editable regions are areas of the template which can be edited in child pages - so they've got different content on every child page.

     
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  • Jim Carpenter
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    Apr 4, 2012 2:49 PM   in reply to amyr61

    I think it would be best for you to copy and paste the code of the template here. Or just the area that is being a problem, with the editable tags if they are editable.

     

    Did you upload all pages that use that template after you made the change?

     

    The use of Server Side Includes is a perfect use for this type of item, but of course, you will have to use an extension that will process the include.

     

    .shtml, .php. asp

     

    When using templates, it changes all your pages that use that template (in non-editable areas) only on the local files, to populate the changes to the remote site, each page that uses the template must be uploaded (put) to the remote server.

     

    Jim

     
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    Apr 4, 2012 2:54 PM   in reply to amyr61

    No -

     

    All our posts advise you that only non-editable sections of the template will flow to the child pages

    Why are you attempting to make your Navigation into editable?

     
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    Apr 4, 2012 3:00 PM   in reply to amyr61

    When you save your template.dwt page, does DW ask if you want to "update child pages?" 

     

    At any point did you move or rename your Template.dwt file?  To work, it must be inside your site's Templates folder.  If you move it or rename a template.dwt,  it will become disconnected from its child pages.

     

    For better answers, we need to see your code from the template.dwt and a child page. 

    Can you upload them to your server and post links?

     

     

     

    Nancy O.

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