4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2006 12:46 PM by chrisarnini

    Editable Regions Across Multiple Pages

    cbteel
      Is it possible to create an editable region in a template that when edited would update all the pages within a website? For example, I am working on a website for a symphony. They want their upcoming events listed on the sidebar of each page and want to update this information frequently. But, they have over 50 pages. Any suggestions?
        • 1. Re: Editable Regions Across Multiple Pages
          Level 7
          Use a server-side include or a Library item for that editable region.

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          "cbteel" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Is it possible to create an editable region in a template that when edited
          > would update all the pages within a website? For example, I am working on
          > a
          > website for a symphony. They want their upcoming events listed on the
          > sidebar
          > of each page and want to update this information frequently. But, they
          > have
          > over 50 pages. Any suggestions?
          >


          • 2. Re: Editable Regions Across Multiple Pages
            amadas Level 1
            Hi cbteel,

            I have a solution for you. Not sure if you are still looking for?

            You should be having Dreamweaver to do this.

            Follow the steps below to create a new template:

            1. Launch Dreamweaver
            2. File->New->Template Page, Choose HTML Template, click Ok
            3. Insert->Table, 1 Row and 2 columns. Adjust the size of the row and column accordingly so that you would see the first coulmn to show the size of your upcoming events..
            4. In Column1, click and Insert->Template Objects->Editable Region, name it and click ok
            5. In Column2, click and insert->template objects->Editable Region, name it and click ok
            6. Save the template (.dwt) file in your site.
            7. Open all the 50 html pages in Dreamweaver and choose one by one.
            8. Modify->Template->Apply Template to this Page,
            7. This will open up Mapping dialogue. Map the Body to Right Site editable region as you want and save the html pages.

            Hope this helps.

            Thanks
            Arun (Contribute Team)
            • 3. Re: Editable Regions Across Multiple Pages
              Level 7
              I'm afraid that will make a mess. The entire body contents will be placed
              in the right editable region....

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              "amadas" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Hi cbteel,
              >
              > I have a solution for you. Not sure if you are still looking for?
              >
              > You should be having Dreamweaver to do this.
              >
              > Follow the steps below to create a new template:
              >
              > 1. Launch Dreamweaver
              > 2. File->New->Template Page, Choose HTML Template, click Ok
              > 3. Insert->Table, 1 Row and 2 columns. Adjust the size of the row and
              > column accordingly so that you would see the first coulmn to show the size
              > of
              > your upcoming events..
              > 4. In Column1, click and Insert->Template Objects->Editable Region,
              > name it
              > and click ok
              > 5. In Column2, click and insert->template objects->Editable Region,
              > name it
              > and click ok
              > 6. Save the template (.dwt) file in your site.
              > 7. Open all the 50 html pages in Dreamweaver and choose one by one.
              > 8. Modify->Template->Apply Template to this Page,
              > 7. This will open up Mapping dialogue. Map the Body to Right Site
              > editable
              > region as you want and save the html pages.
              >
              > Hope this helps.
              >
              > Thanks
              > Arun (Contribute Team)
              >


              • 4. Re: Editable Regions Across Multiple Pages
                chrisarnini Level 1
                I would go with a server site include for those events, much easier to do that.

                or an XML, XSL combo. This would allow you to use the events on your main events page and then show a modified version on the sidebar.

                For instance a full decription on the events page but only a few words on the sidebar