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How to update pages after editing templates - Macromedia Contribute General Discussion

Right now we are evaluating Contribute as a CMS for a group of related websites. They are all based on DW templates. So far, so good ... but here is one thing we don't understand and cannot find in the doentation ... We have made changes to the templates, and uploaded the templates to the server. Now we want all the pages which use those templates to be updated on-site. It's easy to do on the desktop machine -- DW does it automatically, but if we are using Contribute, that is not useful. Please don't tell use we have to ...

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    Default How to update pages after editing templates

    Right now we are evaluating Contribute as a CMS for a group of related
    websites. They are all based on DW templates. So far, so good ... but here is
    one thing we don't understand and cannot find in the doentation ...

    We have made changes to the templates, and uploaded the templates to the
    server. Now we want all the pages which use those templates to be updated
    on-site. It's easy to do on the desktop machine -- DW does it automatically,
    but if we are using Contribute, that is not useful.

    Please don't tell use we have to download the site to the desktop machine,
    update them in the new templates, then send them back to the server!


    hooohaaa Guest

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    Default Re: How to update pages after editing templates

    Templates work exactly the same in contribute as they would in any other
    site using DW.
    You change your template locally and all the pages in the site are changed.
    All updated pages are then uploaded to the site.
    Contribute only has templates on the remote server so that people editing
    the site can create a new page from a template you have created.
    The only way, I think, for what you want to happen would be to use SSI.


    lawrie Guest

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    Default Re: How to update pages after editing templates

    Thanks for your quick reponse.
    This is a major disadvantage. Contribute has so many other useful management
    functions, I really expected updating from templates to be a standard feature.
    It's true that I can use SSI or PHP, but that should be an optional
    alternative, not a necessity. Now Contribute does not look so good compared to
    a conventional server-side CMS.


    hooohaaa Guest

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