3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2009 7:21 PM by Newsgroup_User

    how to attach to dwt file to child files?

    chokko31
      m new to dreamweaver and have downloaded a template which includes a dwt file and 4 html files. I updated the dwt file and threw it back in to the /template folder, where it was originally placed, it did not ask me to update links or anything. The .dwt file is not changing the html files though, is there more steps to make the dwt file affect the child files
        • 1. Re: how to attach to dwt file to child files?
          Level 7
          > /template

          The folder has to be named "Templates".

          Here are seven common mistakes that will result in changes not propagating
          from Template to child -

          1. Rename the Templates folder
          2. Move the Templates folder to some other folder level in the site other
          than root level
          3. Move a template out of the Templates folder.
          4. Make changes to an editable region of the template (which will not
          propagate)
          5. Assume that template changes can be uploaded to the server without also
          uploading the changed local files
          6. Corrupt the site cache so that the link between template and child page
          is broken
          7, Improperly create your child pages by simply opening the template,
          adding page specific content, and resaving the template with an *.html
          extension rather that its *.dwt extension. (you can tell if this is the case
          by looking at the code on a child page - if you see anything like <!--
          TemplateBeginEditable... then this is what you have done). If you *have
          done this*, then recreate the child pages (in DWCS3) using FILE | New > Page
          from Template, select the template and click CREATE.

          The 6th problem can be repaired by using SITE | Advanced > Recreate Site
          Cache, and the six others can be fixed by just not doing them. Have you
          done any of those?

          Or, read this -
          http://www.adobe.com/go/dd83ba8b


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          "chokko31" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:gjopuh$mma$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          >m new to dreamweaver and have downloaded a template which includes a dwt
          >file
          > and 4 html files. I updated the dwt file and threw it back in to the >
          > folder, where it was originally placed, it did not ask me to update links
          > or
          > anything. The .dwt file is not changing the html files though, is there
          > more
          > steps to make the dwt file affect the child files
          >

          • 2. Re: how to attach to dwt file to child files?
            chokko31 Level 1
            iv check everything and i dont understand onething

            See if your local child pages actually were updated, but you didn't upload the changed child pages to the server. Just uploading a .dwt file to a server won't update child pages on the server.

            i uploaded the dwt file, i cant edit the html file of course because the part is locked. Do the instructions just require me to upload the html file even though i havent edited it?
            • 3. Re: how to attach to dwt file to child files?
              Level 7
              > Just uploading a .dwt file to a server won't
              > update child pages on the server.

              DWT files have no effect on the server. The only reason you'd ever upload
              one would be to share it with someone. This is how DW Templates have always
              worked. The change the local files which must then be uploaded.

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              Adobe Community Expert
              (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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              "chokko31" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:gjor7s$o5i$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > iv check everything and i dont understand onething
              >
              > See if your local child pages actually were updated, but you didn't upload
              > the
              > changed child pages to the server. Just uploading a .dwt file to a server
              > won't
              > update child pages on the server.
              >
              > i uploaded the dwt file, i cant edit the html file of course because the
              > part
              > is locked. Do the instructions just require me to upload the html file
              > even
              > though i havent edited it?
              >