4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 10, 2008 3:49 AM by Newsgroup_User

    NOVICE CAN'T WORK TEMPLATES

    992G
      I am new to Dreamweaver. We are using a template to create other pages. When we make changes to the template, those pages do not update even though it asks.
        • 1. Re: NOVICE CAN'T WORK TEMPLATES
          Level 7
          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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          "992G" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:gclq69$j3u$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          >I am new to Dreamweaver. We are using a template to create other pages.
          >When we make changes to the template, those pages do not update even though
          >it asks.

          • 2. Re: NOVICE CAN'T WORK TEMPLATES
            992G Level 1
            Murray,

            Thank you for your time. I have not done 1, 2, 3, or 5.

            However, on item 5, if we make changes on the local template, shouldn’t we be able to see the changes on the child pages locally (without uploading everything to the server)?

            Item 4: When we set up the template, we created tables that are viewed on the child pages. The tables have links to other child pages. Some of the links are not active yet (as we are still creating pages). I thought the tables had to be in an editable region and so it is now. I guess we need to make those areas non-editable, correct?

            Item 7: We did improperly create child pages by opening the template and adding content and then saving as a renamed .htm page. Although we are using Dreamweaver 8, I also tried to recreate a child page by creating a new page from the template, but the changes did not propagate still when we made changes to the template links.

            We did recreate the site cache for step 6 as directed. I will work on reversing the editable/non-editable regions and then try to recreate a child page from the new template. Hopefully all will work well then.

            Rgds
            • 3. Re: NOVICE CAN'T WORK TEMPLATES
              Level 7


              > Item 7: We did improperly create child pages by opening the template and
              > adding content and then saving as a renamed .htm page.


              Then those pages are not "child" pages of the template.
              They are copies of the template.
              Changes to the template will make NO changes in those pages.

              --
              Alan
              Adobe Community Expert, dreamweaver

              http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/



              • 4. Re: NOVICE CAN'T WORK TEMPLATES
                Level 7
                Read DW's F1 Help about how to use Templates properly. As Alan says, this
                is not the right way to use DW templates.

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                Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                Adobe Community Expert
                (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                "Alan" <please_dont_mail_me@example.com> wrote in message
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                >
                >
                >> Item 7: We did improperly create child pages by opening the template and
                >> adding content and then saving as a renamed .htm page.
                >
                >
                > Then those pages are not "child" pages of the template.
                > They are copies of the template.
                > Changes to the template will make NO changes in those pages.
                >
                > --
                > Alan
                > Adobe Community Expert, dreamweaver
                >
                > http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/
                >
                >
                >