7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2007 4:50 AM by Newsgroup_User RSS

    Template - editable region problem

    tommysauce Community Member
      Hi folks,
      I'm designing a site using CSS as opposed to tables and I've hit on a problem. For info the site is broken down into a 'header', 'left hand column' and a 'right hand column'. The 'left hand column' is a class and on the template I'm trying to make it an editable region, However when I've down editable regions in tables in the past they're always worked but this time out when attempting to make the left hand column editable the following message is displayed: You have placed the editable region "EditColumn" inside a block tag. Users of this template will not be able to create new blocks in this region. Move the region outside the block tag if you want users to be able to do this. Now I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, however it is within this region I want to be able to edit data. I want to be able to apply a Bg image to this region and also add images or text and links - however I cant.

      I have tried to edit the above on a separate DW8 file and it works fine (which it should do) - it's just in the template version I cant. Can anyone shed any light on this problem. I'm not a hardcore coder so any breakdown in this problem would be absolutley welcomed.

      Many thanks
      Tommisauce
        • 1. Re: Template - editable region problem
          Newsgroup_User Community Member
          This alert is always returned when you have placed an editable region inside
          a block tag like this -

          <h1><!-- TemplateBeginEditable

          or this -

          <p><!-- TemplateBeginEditable

          and it means that you will not be able to insert any other block tag within
          that region, since <h1><p>, or <p><h1>, for example, is an illegal
          construction. The solution is to manually reverse the order, e.g., instead
          of this -

          <h1><!-- TemplateBeginEditable

          do this -

          <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="whatever" --><h1>

          so that the tag is in the editable region rather than the editable region
          being in the tag.

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          "tommysauce" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Hi folks,
          > I'm designing a site using CSS as opposed to tables and I've hit on a
          > problem.
          > For info the site is broken down into a 'header', 'left hand column' and a
          > 'right hand column'. The 'left hand column' is a class and on the template
          > I'm
          > trying to make it an editable region, However when I've down editable
          > regions
          > in tables in the past they're always worked but this time out when
          > attempting
          > to make the left hand column editable the following message is displayed:
          > You have placed the editable region "EditColumn" inside a block tag.
          > Users
          > of this template will not be able to create new blocks in this region.
          > Move the
          > region outside the block tag if you want users to be able to do this
          .
          > Now
          > I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, however it is within this region I want
          > to
          > be able to edit data. I want to be able to apply a Bg image to this region
          > and
          > also add images or text and links - however I cant.
          >
          > I have tried to edit the above on a separate DW8 file and it works fine
          > (which
          > it should do) - it's just in the template version I cant. Can anyone shed
          > any
          > light on this problem. I'm not a hardcore coder so any breakdown in this
          > problem would be absolutley welcomed.
          >
          > Many thanks
          > Tommisauce
          >


          • 2. Re: Template - editable region problem
            tommysauce Community Member
            Hi Murray - cheers for getting back to me so quickly - really, really appreciated!I'm still having a problem with it though and pulling out the little hair I have left.

            Here's my code:
            <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="LeftColumn" --><h1><div class="Left" id="Edit"></div></h1><!-- TemplateEndEditable -->

            The previous 'error' message is no longer displayed when I save the .dwt file. However when I go to create a new doc based on the template and edit onto the region - this message is displayed: Making this change would require changing code that is locked by a template or a translator. The change will be discarded.

            I've tried playing around with the code but nothing is working. Any ideas?
            Cheers
            • 3. Re: Template - editable region problem
              Newsgroup_User Community Member
              Yes, your code is invalid. You cannot have a <div> (a block tag) inside an
              <h1> tag (a special block tag). Try this -

              <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="LeftColumn" --><div class="Left"
              id="Edit"><h1>...</h1></div><!-- TemplateEndEditable -->


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              "tommysauce" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Hi Murray - cheers for getting back to me so quickly - really, really
              > appreciated!I'm still having a problem with it though and pulling out the
              > little hair I have left.
              >
              > Here's my code:
              > <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="LeftColumn" --><h1><div class="Left"
              > id="Edit"></div></h1><!-- TemplateEndEditable -->
              >
              > The previous 'error' message is no longer displayed when I save the .dwt
              > file.
              > However when I go to create a new doc based on the template and edit onto
              > the
              > region - this message is displayed: Making this change would require
              > changing
              > code that is locked by a template or a translator. The change will be
              > discarded.
              >
              > I've tried playing around with the code but nothing is working. Any ideas?
              > Cheers
              >
              >


              • 4. Re: Template - editable region problem
                tommysauce Community Member
                Hi Murray - thanks again for this - however (you've guessed it) it's not working. Now I really have no idea why this isn't working. I thought making a Template with this editable region would of been the easiest thing to do, however - not so.

                I've included the bodycopy for you in this reply to give you my coding - to see if you can see anything which is untoward. Many thanks in advance.

                </head>

                <body>
                <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="LeftColumn" --><div class="Left" id="Edit"><h1></h1></div><!-- TemplateEndEditable -->

                <p align="left"><img src="../image/Front_Page/IUKwebLogo.gif" alt="Intuition UK: Business Consultants" width="245" height="60" class="Logo" /><div class="MenuHeader"><a href="#">HOME</a>     <a href="#">ABOUT US</a>     <a href="#">SERVICES</a>     <a href="#">NEWS</a>    <a href="#">ADVERTISEMENT</a>     <a href="#">PAYMENTS</a>     <a href="#">CONTACT</a></div>

                <span class="Right"><img src="../image/Front_Page/Latest.gif" alt="Intuition UK: Business Consultants - graphic for latest news" width="320" height="30" hspace="5" vspace="5" /><br />
                 &gt; <a href="#">But perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit     voluptatem accusantium But perspiciatis unde</a><br />
                 &gt; <a href="#">Tomnis iste natus error sit</a> <br />
                 &gt; <a href="#">voluptatem accusantium doloremque  </a><br />
                 &gt; <a href="#">laudantiumdoloremque laudantium</a><br />
                <img src="../image/Front_Page/RightPI/RightPanelImageA.jpg" alt="Intuition UK: Business Consultants - graphic of a computer close up" width="320" height="125" hspace="5" vspace="5" /><img src="../image/Front_Page/contact.gif" alt="Intuition UK: Business Consultants - graphic for Contact us: xxxx@xxxxxxx.info" width="320" height="30" hspace="5" /><br />
                <br />
                  Please contact one of Intuitons experienced   consultants who will only be too happy to help on <br />
                <br />
                  <span class="style4"><span class="Telephone">020 xxxx xxxx</span><br />
                <br />
                  Or send an e-mail querie to:<br />
                  <a href="mailtoxxx@xxxxxxx.info">xxxx@xxxxxxx.info </a><br />
                </span></span> <br />
                </p>
                <p><p class="Copyright">Intuition UK 2007&copy;</p>
                </body>
                </html>
                • 5. Re: Template - editable region problem
                  Newsgroup_User Community Member
                  I note that you have used the space bar as a layout tool (not a great idea).

                     <a href="#">ADVERTISEMENT</a>

                  I also note that you continue to make the error of improperly nesting tags -

                  <p align="left"><img src="../image/Front_Page/IUKwebLogo.gif"
                  alt="Intuition
                  UK: Business Consultants" width="245" height="60" class="Logo" /><div
                  class="MenuHeader">

                  Note that this is a <div> inside a <p> and that's not a valid structure.

                  You also have things like this -

                  <p><p class="Copyright">Intuition UK 2007&copy;</p>

                  an improperly terminated <p> tag.

                  Until you get a better grasp of HTML, you should probably stay out of the
                  code.

                  The bottom line is this - DW will only do what you tell it to do. If you
                  tell it to do something that will result in invalid markup, DW will not
                  always prevent you from completing that task. If there is invalid markup on
                  a template page, you will always trigger these alerts that you are getting.

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                  "tommysauce" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                  news:ete556$840$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  > Hi Murray - thanks again for this - however (you've guessed it) it's not
                  > working. Now I really have no idea why this isn't working. I thought
                  > making a
                  > Template with this editable region would of been the easiest thing to do,
                  > however - not so.
                  >
                  > I've included the bodycopy for you in this reply to give you my coding -
                  > to
                  > see if you can see anything which is untoward. Many thanks in advance.
                  >
                  > </head>
                  >
                  > <body>
                  > <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="LeftColumn" --><div class="Left"
                  > id="Edit"><h1></h1></div><!-- TemplateEndEditable -->
                  >
                  > <p align="left"><img src="../image/Front_Page/IUKwebLogo.gif"
                  > alt="Intuition
                  > UK: Business Consultants" width="245" height="60" class="Logo" /><div
                  > class="MenuHeader"><a href="#">HOME</a>     <a
                  > href="#">ABOUT
                  > US</a>     <a href="#">SERVICES</a>     <a
                  > href="#">NEWS</a>    <a href="#">ADVERTISEMENT</a>
                  >     <a href="#">PAYMENTS</a>     <a
                  > href="#">CONTACT</a></div>
                  >
                  > <span class="Right"><img src="../image/Front_Page/Latest.gif"
                  > alt="Intuition
                  > UK: Business Consultants - graphic for latest news" width="320"
                  > height="30"
                  > hspace="5" vspace="5" /><br />
                  >  > <a href="#">But perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit
                  >     voluptatem accusantium But perspiciatis
                  > unde</a><br />
                  >  > <a href="#">Tomnis iste natus error sit</a> <br />
                  >  > <a href="#">voluptatem accusantium doloremque  </a><br />
                  >  > <a href="#">laudantiumdoloremque laudantium</a><br />
                  > <img src="../image/Front_Page/RightPI/RightPanelImageA.jpg" alt="Intuition
                  > UK:
                  > Business Consultants - graphic of a computer close up" width="320"
                  > height="125"
                  > hspace="5" vspace="5" /><img src="../image/Front_Page/contact.gif"
                  > alt="Intuition UK: Business Consultants - graphic for Contact us:
                  > xxxx@xxxxxxx.info" width="320" height="30" hspace="5" /><br />
                  > <br />
                  >   Please contact one of Intuitons experienced
                  >   consultants who will only be too happy to help on <br />
                  > <br />
                  >   <span class="style4"><span class="Telephone">020 xxxx
                  > xxxx</span><br />
                  > <br />
                  >   Or send an e-mail querie to:<br />
                  >   <a href="mailtoxxx@xxxxxxx.info">xxxx@xxxxxxx.info </a><br />
                  > </span></span> <br />
                  > </p>
                  > <p><p class="Copyright">Intuition UK 2007&copy;</p>
                  > </body>
                  > </html>
                  >


                  • 6. Re: Template - editable region problem
                    tommysauce Community Member
                    Hi Murray,
                    Just thought I'd get back to you on this - I somehow managed to get the template working. I was doing exactly what you advised and for whatever reason the code wasn't working - but then hey bingo - it behaved!
                    Many thanks again - also your other comments have been taken on board.
                    • 7. Re: Template - editable region problem
                      Newsgroup_User Community Member
                      Good luck!

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                      "tommysauce" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                      news:etlsol$qs5$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      > Hi Murray,
                      > Just thought I'd get back to you on this - I somehow managed to get the
                      > template working. I was doing exactly what you advised and for whatever
                      > reason
                      > the code wasn't working - but then hey bingo - it behaved!
                      > Many thanks again - also your other comments have been taken on board.
                      >