I'm using Dreamweaver templates (DW8 and Cont. 3) to
administer a website. The client requested two new navigation items
so I added them to the templates and uploaded them and the
associated images. When I go to make a new page it gives me the
correct templates because I refreshed them in the new page dialog
box. How do I refresh the templates for existing pages?
I can not do it in Dreamweaver because I we have been
administering it for so long with Contribute that DW is basically
only used to change the templates. I also have several (like 25)
pages that need to be uploaded and do not currently exist on the
site, so I can't just download the existing site and re-upload.
I found this out as well. Fortunately in my case we had just
started our deployment, so I was able to alter our master templates
so that the navigation that was not to be touch by our content
creators was referencing a server side include instead of just
using raw HTML.
At least this way we can change those elements and the
changes are reflected immediately on all the pages on the site.
I agree completely that this is a virtually useless
implementation of the templates. The only part of the DW templates
that are really useful is the fact that Contribute obeys the
editable regions. Without having any realtime connection to the
pages based on them, they are not really worth much outside of