13 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2014 9:32 PM by madison-avenue

    Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5

    Gman Ireland Level 1

      hi all

       

      i am looking to find out how to put together a site map for my website ( http://www.gmanwebdesign.com ) and other. is there a feature in dreamweaver cs5 to help or can someone recommend one.

      as you know i am still in early stages of web design / dev and all your help and tips are greatly appreciated.

       

      gman

        • 1. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
          hans-g. Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi Gman,

           

          in this thread http://forums.adobe.com/thread/582456 mhollis55 said, that creating a site map is taken away from CS4. In my CS5 I couldn't find these functions neither, I found this feature in my old CS3(!) however. Here are some links where you can create a site map:

           

          http://www.sothink.com/product/treemenu/index.htm, there is a trial version too, or


          http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

           

          Hans-G.

          • 2. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
            Gman Ireland Level 1

            Thanks Hans-G

             

            very helpful got it added and now know a bit more cause of you http://www.gmanwebdesign.com/sitemap.xml and added a visual one too http://www.gmanwebdesign.com/sitemap.html

             

            its a shame it not in dreamweaver CS5 as an extension,

             

            thanks again

             

            Top mark to Hans-G

             

             

            • 3. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
              hans-g. Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Hi Gman,

               

              you are very welcome, thanks!

               

              You're right! It is a pity that DrW has recently renounced the possibility of automatically generating a site map (thanks for your links, I like these pages). Our thread reminds me to this and therefore I'll qoute David Powers' recommendation:

               

              If you have any suggestions about how Dreamweaver could be improved, submit your ideas through the official form at http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform.

               

              Ok, let's try it, all the best to and good luck!

              Hans-G.

              • 4. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
                John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                It is a pity that DrW has recently renounced the possibility of automatically generating a site map

                 


                Well, the Site Map feature has been disabled rather than removed.

                 

                If you're feeling adventurous, try

                From: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/317212

                 

                Please note that the feature is no longer supported by Adobe or Dreamweaver. So please use the functionality with caution and care.

                 

                Mac:

                 

                1. Go to your user folder > Library > Preferences 2. Open “Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 (or CS5) Prefs” in a Texteditor 3. Search for sitemap 4. Replace FALSE with TRUE 5. Save the file, restart DW

                 

                 

                Windows:

                 

                1. Click on start

                2. Select Run

                3. Type regedit and click ok

                   -> the registry opens now

                4. Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Adobe > Dreamweaver CS4 (or CS5) > Feature Management

                5. In the right part of the window double click on Site map

                6. Set Site map to True

                    -> When you now start DW the site map is enabled again

                 

                 

                Once the sitemap setting has been changed to "TRUE": You access it from the "Files Panel", in the 2nd drop-down menu. (The one that has "local view" and "remote view".) You should now have a "map view".

                 

                After changing the reg-key,

                 

                To access "Set as home page": open the site files panel, click the small icon in top right corner that has a small down pointing arrow beside 4 or 5 horizontal lines, select Sites, and there it is.

                • 5. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
                  hans-g. Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Hi John,

                   

                  many thanks for this information. Could you please give me a screenshot of your DW where I can find this:

                   

                  "Once the sitemap setting has been changed to "TRUE": You access it from the "Files Panel",
                  in the 2nd drop-down menu.
                  (The one that has "local view" and "remote view".) You should now have a "map view"."

                   

                  You know because of the differences to my German DW.

                   

                  On the other hand, ther are some more TRUE/FALSE choices:

                   

                  drSideMReg.jpg

                   

                  I set for example "timeline" to true, without knowing if it will help or not.

                   

                  Hans-G.

                   

                  P.S.

                  Do you think I better should start a new thread about this?

                  • 6. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
                    Gman Ireland Level 1

                    hi hans

                     

                    if you do start a new tread can you send me the link very interested and will wait to see if you have any joy ,

                     

                    sure let me know

                     

                    gman

                    • 7. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
                      Gman Ireland Level 1

                      John Waller wrote:

                       

                      It is a pity that DrW has recently renounced the possibility of automatically generating a site map

                       


                      Well, the Site Map feature has been disabled rather than removed.

                       

                      If you're feeling adventurous, try

                      From: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/317212

                       

                      Please note that the feature is no longer supported by Adobe or Dreamweaver. So please use the functionality with caution and care.

                       

                      Mac:

                       

                      1. Go to your user folder > Library > Preferences 2. Open “Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 (or CS5) Prefs” in a Texteditor 3. Search for sitemap 4. Replace FALSE with TRUE 5. Save the file, restart DW

                       

                       

                      Windows:

                       

                      1. Click on start

                      2. Select Run

                      3. Type regedit and click ok

                         -> the registry opens now

                      4. Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Adobe > Dreamweaver CS4 (or CS5) > Feature Management

                      5. In the right part of the window double click on Site map

                      6. Set Site map to True

                          -> When you now start DW the site map is enabled again

                       

                       

                      Once the sitemap setting has been changed to "TRUE": You access it from the "Files Panel", in the 2nd drop-down menu. (The one that has "local view" and "remote view".) You should now have a "map view".

                       

                       

                      After changing the reg-key,

                       

                      To access "Set as home page": open the site files panel, click the small icon in top right corner that has a small down pointing arrow beside 4 or 5 horizontal lines, select Sites, and there it is.

                       

                       

                      hi john

                       

                      i have done what you said and yes i can see the it from the "Files Panel", in the 2nd drop-down menu.

                       

                      i tried the second part  "Set as home page": open the site files panel, click the small icon in top right corner that has a small down pointing arrow beside 4 or 5 horizontal lines, select Sites, and there it is. its not in there.

                       

                      how do i use this feature now i have turned it on?

                       

                      thanks

                       

                      Gman

                      • 8. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
                        John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                        i tried the second part  "Set as home page": open the site files panel, click the small icon in top right corner that has a small down pointing arrow beside 4 or 5 horizontal lines, select Sites, and there it is. its not in there.


                        This is what I see in the CS5 Files Panel

                         

                        set_as_home_page.png

                        • 9. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
                          John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                          Site Map: TRUE is all that you need, Hans.

                           

                          Then Set As Home Page

                           

                          Then

                           

                          map_view.png

                          • 10. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
                            webwmn

                            Okay, I got as far as changing the FALSE to TRUE (had to unlock the file with "get info")

                             

                            I can see the site map view, but the option to Set as home page is greyed out.

                             

                            When I select Save Site Map, it tells me that the pict format is unsupported.

                             

                            (MAC, latest version, CS5) This is what the file looks like if I append the .xml extension. (little y's with umlauts)

                             

                            Screen shot 2011-05-05 at 12.47.59 PM.png

                            • 11. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
                              mal138

                              OK, I think the directions here are a little unclear.

                               

                              In order to "set homepage", you have to switch out of the Map View and back to Local View.  Select your home page from the file list, then click on the menu arrow, go under Site and you should be able to select Set as Home Page.

                               

                              You can also do this (and a bit easier IMO) from the expanded local/remote sites window.  Expand the window, then click the file tree icon at the top of the page.  If you click and hold you will get the options of "Map only" or "Map and files"... choose Map and files.  Now you can select your homepage from the file list, then go under Site (in the top menus) and select Set as Home Page.  The visual site map should update.

                               

                              BUT, now I'm up to what I was really looking for out of this tool... how do I save this as an XML sitemap?  Isn't that what this thread was all about?  I see I can save the sitemap as a bmp or png but that isn't going to help me submit to Google, is it?

                              • 12. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
                                Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                Below is an on-line tool you can use to generate a sitemap in XML, Text, ROR or HTML.

                                http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

                                 

                                 

                                Nancy O.
                                Alt-Web Design & Publishing
                                Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists 
                                http://alt-web.com/
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                                • 13. Re: Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5
                                  madison-avenue

                                  Try this Free Dreamweaver (exchange) extension called Ordinary Site Map.

                                  Once the extension is added (installed thru Extension Manager) it will generate a site map html page page with sitewide html doc file names and links in CSS formatting.

                                   

                                  http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&extid=1289018

                                   

                                  It is simple to use and works with Dreamweaver CS5.5

                                   

                                  You may want to change the doc file names to each specific page summary name. Ex. "index.htm" to "Home Page", etc. But not much more work is needed.

                                  *Also you may have to do a "find and replace" in the document to change the source code ":" to "/" for the links to work after putting the page to the server.