4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 25, 2007 7:46 AM by Newsgroup_User

    CS3 newbie template question

    Level 7
      Hi;

      I'd like to make the locked part of a template editable with Contribute so a
      none technical person can update common page content. Is that possible? If
      so how is it done ?

      thanks;
      Pat


        • 1. Re: CS3 newbie template question
          Level 7
          You make a locked part of a page editable with Dreamweaver, not with
          Contribute. Otherwise ... what would the point ;)

          John

          "Pat Jones" <Pat@marketingguy.org> wrote in message
          news:f4ugkj$6d1$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hi;
          >
          > I'd like to make the locked part of a template editable with Contribute so
          > a none technical person can update common page content. Is that possible?
          > If so how is it done ?
          >
          > thanks;
          > Pat
          >
          >


          • 2. Re: CS3 newbie template question
            Level 7
            I understand that, but the person who will do the updating doesn't have DW
            and needs to update content that appears on every page with Contribute. How
            can she use Contribute to update common content ?

            Thanks

            Pat



            "Laiverd.COM" <share_your_knowledge@someserver.nl> wrote in message
            news:f5c327$rr1$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > You make a locked part of a page editable with Dreamweaver, not with
            > Contribute. Otherwise ... what would the point ;)
            >
            > John
            >
            > "Pat Jones" <Pat@marketingguy.org> wrote in message
            > news:f4ugkj$6d1$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            >> Hi;
            >>
            >> I'd like to make the locked part of a template editable with Contribute
            >> so a none technical person can update common page content. Is that
            >> possible? If so how is it done ?
            >>
            >> thanks;
            >> Pat
            >>
            >>
            >
            >


            • 3. Re: CS3 newbie template question
              ThinkInk Level 2
              You could create an include file and provide your Contribute user with a the url to that page.

              1. you back-up the site
              2. then you create PATH/news.php or PATH/news.inc.php
              3. then you adjust the Template on which the site is based
              3a. you rename the template so that it has the extension .php (of course the rest of the site also needs this extension)
              3b. In the Template you place an include command, on the location where the content should appear, like this: <?php include("PATH/news.php"); ?>
              4. send the user the url to news.php
              5. the user opens this file in Contribute and edits the content

              grtz.
              Hayo
              • 4. Re: CS3 newbie template question
                Level 7
                Thank you very much for your detailed explanation.

                I'll give it a try.

                Pat


                "ThinkInk" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:f5j3ji$e0n$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > You could create an include file and provide your Contribute user with a
                > the
                > url to that page.
                >
                > 1. you back-up the site
                > 2. then you create PATH/news.php or PATH/news.inc.php
                > 3. then you adjust the Template on which the site is based
                > 3a. you rename the template so that it has the extension .php (of course
                > the
                > rest of the site also needs this extension)
                > 3b. In the Template you place an include command, on the location where
                > the
                > content should appear, like this: <?php include("PATH/news.php"); ?>
                > 4. send the user the url to news.php
                > 5. the user opens this file in Contribute and edits the content
                >
                > grtz.
                > Hayo
                >
                >