5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 2, 2007 10:50 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Lost Template in Dreamweaver 8

    TulsaJeff
      My hard drive recently crashed and I lost some templates made in Dreamweaver 8. What is the best way to go about recreating those using a child page?

      Thanks in advance!

      Jeff
        • 1. Re: Lost Template in Dreamweaver 8
          Level 7
          It's usually pretty simple, although, depending on what Template markup you
          have used, it could also be impossible. Can you show me one of the child
          pages?

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          "Pitmaster36" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > My hard drive recently crashed and I lost some templates made in
          > Dreamweaver 8. What is the best way to go about recreating those using a
          > child page?
          >
          > Thanks in advance!
          >
          > Jeff


          • 2. Re: Lost Template in Dreamweaver 8
            TulsaJeff Level 1
            The website is http://www.smoking-meat.com and I don't have right-click disabled or anything so you should be able to see the source code ok. all of the pages are made from a single template.. i.e. I do not use nested templates on this site.

            Thanks for any and all help!

            Jeff
            www.Smoking-Meat.com
            • 3. Re: Lost Template in Dreamweaver 8
              Level 7
              > I don't have right-click disabled or anything

              Wouldn't matter - such things don't stop anyone.

              Simple Simon. Here's your template file -

              http://www.murraytestsite.com/Templates/smoking-meat.dwt

              (please make a backup of this site before placing that file into it)

              Then open a page from the site, and use MODIFY | Templates > Update
              Pages...., to update all pages, and you should be done.

              Here's the procedure I followed -

              1. Open in DW as a TEXT only file.
              2. Remove the BeginTemplate markup at the top of the page, and the
              InstanceEnd markup at the bottom of the page.
              3. Change all occurrences of "Instance" to "Template".
              4. Save the file at the root level of the site as smoked-meat.dwt.
              5. Then drag and drop the file in the Templates folder, making sure to
              ACCEPT the prompt to update links.

              That's it - and it's easy. Had you used Template parameters (I know you
              didn't because there are none defined in the head), then recreating might
              have not been possible.

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              "Pitmaster36" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > The website is http://www.smoking-meat.com and I don't have right-click
              > disabled or anything so you should be able to see the source code ok. all
              > of
              > the pages are made from a single template.. i.e. I do not use nested
              > templates
              > on this site.
              >
              > Thanks for any and all help!
              >
              > Jeff
              > www.Smoking-Meat.com
              >


              • 4. Re: Lost Template in Dreamweaver 8
                TulsaJeff Level 1
                quote:

                Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                > I don't have right-click disabled or anything

                Wouldn't matter - such things don't stop anyone.


                Very true.. it was fluff type I suppose;-)



                Simple Simon. Here's your template file -

                http://www.murraytestsite.com/Templates/smoking-meat.dwt

                (please make a backup of this site before placing that file into it)

                Then open a page from the site, and use MODIFY | Templates > Update
                Pages...., to update all pages, and you should be done.

                Here's the procedure I followed -

                1. Open in DW as a TEXT only file.
                2. Remove the BeginTemplate markup at the top of the page, and the
                InstanceEnd markup at the bottom of the page.
                3. Change all occurrences of "Instance" to "Template".
                4. Save the file at the root level of the site as smoked-meat.dwt.
                5. Then drag and drop the file in the Templates folder, making sure to
                ACCEPT the prompt to update links.

                That's it - and it's easy. Had you used Template parameters (I know you
                didn't because there are none defined in the head), then recreating might
                have not been possible.


                Thank you immensely for the help..

                I will follow your directions to a tee and store away the procedure you used in case I ever need to tell someone else how to do it. You are a gem.. I owe you one!

                Jeff
                www.Smoking-Meat.com
                • 5. Re: Lost Template in Dreamweaver 8
                  Level 7
                  Good luck, Jeff. Just send pounds of well-smoked pork butt, please.

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                  "Pitmaster36" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  >
                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                  > > I don't have right-click disabled or anything
                  >
                  > Wouldn't matter - such things don't stop anyone.
                  >
                  >
                  > Very true.. it was fluff type I suppose;-)
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Simple Simon. Here's your template file -
                  >
                  > http://www.murraytestsite.com/Templates/smoking-meat.dwt
                  >
                  > (please make a backup of this site before placing that file into it)
                  >
                  > Then open a page from the site, and use MODIFY | Templates > Update
                  > Pages...., to update all pages, and you should be done.
                  >
                  > Here's the procedure I followed -
                  >
                  > 1. Open in DW as a TEXT only file.
                  > 2. Remove the BeginTemplate markup at the top of the page, and the
                  > InstanceEnd markup at the bottom of the page.
                  > 3. Change all occurrences of "Instance" to "Template".
                  > 4. Save the file at the root level of the site as smoked-meat.dwt.
                  > 5. Then drag and drop the file in the Templates folder, making sure to
                  > ACCEPT the prompt to update links.
                  >
                  > That's it - and it's easy. Had you used Template parameters (I know you
                  > didn't because there are none defined in the head), then recreating might
                  > have not been possible.

                  >
                  > Thank you immensely for the help..
                  >
                  > I will follow your directions to a tee and store away the procedure you
                  > used
                  > in case I ever need to tell someone else how to do it. You are a gem.. I
                  > owe
                  > you one!
                  >
                  > Jeff
                  > www.Smoking-Meat.com
                  >