Dreamweaver template update not updating pages
Creating a template from an existing layout A template is a type of master page from which you can create related child pages. Templates are stored in their own folder, Templates, which Dreamweaver automatically creates at the site root level. Dreamweaver automatically resolves and rewrites links as necessary when you save files anywhere in the site.Templates are useful for setting up and maintaining the overall look and feel of a website while providing a means for quickly and easily producing site content. The first step in converting an existing page to a template is to save the page as a template. If necessary, choose lesson08 from the Site pop-up menu. Although the page still looks exactly the same, you can identify that it’s a template by the file extension displayed in the document tab, which stands for Dreamweaver template.A template is different from your completed pages; it contains areas that are editable and other areas that are not. Most of the work creating a template must be completed in Design or Code view. A Dreamweaver template is , meaning that the program maintains a connection to all pages within the site that are derived from the template.Templates enable a workgroup environment in which page content is created and edited by several team members while the web designer controls the page design and the specific elements that must remain unchanged. The template options will not be accessible within Live view. Whenever you add or change content within the dynamic regions of the template and save it, Dreamweaver passes those changes to all the child pages automatically, keeping them up-to-date. Some sections of the page should contain areas where you can insert unique content.Look in the Lesson & Update Files tab to access the most current content.Dreamweaver’s productivity tools and site-management capabilities are among its most useful features for a busy designer. An untitled dialog appears, asking whether you want to update links. Since the template is saved in a subfolder, updating the links in the code is necessary so that they will continue to work properly when you create child pages later.
You can also access site templates from the New Document dialog.
Creating a new page The decision to use Dreamweaver templates for a site should be made at the beginning of the design process so that all the pages in the site can be made as child pages of the template. In the New Document dialog, select the Site Templates option. Select mygreen_temp in the Template For Site “lesson08” list. Select the Update Page When Template Changes option, if necessary. Dreamweaver creates a new page based on the template. In Design view, you will see the name of the template file displayed in the upper-right corner of the document window.
In fact, that was the purpose of the layout you’ve built up to this point: to create the basic structure of your site template. Launch Dreamweaver CC (2015.1 release) or later, if necessary.
My site uses a template which holds a banner image at the top and a Table Of Contents down the left side of every page.
I updated the template file “mmuuf generic template.dwt” (and uploaded that file to the server — even though after reading your article I now realize I didn’t need to).