I've been using contribute to allow users to edit my websites
for a while. As the websites were developed before using contribute
editable regions were not set. I usually clicked 'Only allow text
editing and formatting' in Contribute 'Edit role Settings' to stop
users editing navigation bars, headings etc.
I would like to redevelop one of my sites so have been
experimenting by creating a template, adding editable regions then
saving as a .htm and publishing.
When I open the page in Contribute all the EditRegions are
clearly marked but I can still edit anything on the page.
I've had a look at the code and all the parts I want to allow
editing are wrapped with:
<!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="EditRegion1" -->
<!-- TemplateEndEditable -->
any ideas what I'm doing wrong. Do you have to set something
in 'Edit role settings' perhaps?
well - I can answer this myself after looking in to further
(might be of use to anyone new to this).
all you need to do to make the non-editable regions work is
select File > New then click the Templates tab and select the
templates for.. Site (i.e. the Template you just created) then
click Create. This creates a new Untitled document with you can
then save as an .html. When you open this in Contribute the
editable AND the non-editable regions work as they should.
> all you need to do to make the non-editable regions work
is select File > New
> then click the Templates tab and select the templates
for.. Site (i.e. the
> Template you just created) then click Create.
Yes. What you were doing before in dreamweaver was opening
the template file
and doing File->Save As
That does not create a proper "child" file of the template,
but a copy of
the template that will not behave like a proper child file.