Dreamweaver pages not updating template

13-Aug-2015 14:49 by 9 Comments

Dreamweaver pages not updating template

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a website, and I'm using Dreamweaver templates and libraries to maintain a consistent look on each page.

The problem is, I copied (ctrl + a) & (ctrl + c) and pasted all files into another folder (on another drive)...

and when I go to edit the template and library files in Dreamweaver, they do not update their child-pages. I went back into my other drive (that I had initially made the website in), and updated something on the template page, and a thing pops up and goes through the process of updating each of the child pages. Does anyone have any idea what is going on with copying the files to another drive, that makes it not update?

Updating the original file will not update the files in other drives unless you are using some kind of version control, you will have to update all the copied files manually.

Dreamweaver is fine to use, it just depends on how you use it, I personally use it but I still hand-roll my code so I don't run into any issues with it making a mess of my code. I don't think I've used them since high school, but you need to (do something like) set up a "new site" in Dreamweaver that points to the copied folder. If that does not recognise that the page you updated has children it will likely be an issue because of the path of the files.

If this is the case I would recommend you manage it as a new 'site' in Dreamweaver, but to do so I would export the original in the manage dialogue to a file, then import it back into DW Which version of DW are you using?

I can set up a site within a site on mine The paths weren't the issue.

It was that the other "Site" that I set up on the other drive didn't necessarily know that I was even using a template.I found this out by trying to make a new page from template (didn't work).I had this problem, but I solved, problem is with the path, if you have a look at the #begininglibraryitem "/your path..you can see wrong path, but it should has began with "/your website name or folder name/libarary/... Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences.Our creative, marketing and document solutions empower everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — to bring digital creations to life and deliver them to the right person at the right moment for the best results.