save template

Posted on 2013-01-21
Last Modified: 2013-01-25
I create a template in DW . My issue is I want to save this template in a folder of my choice.
I keep getting a default site location to save to which I dont want.

How can I save templates to a location of my choice and do I need to save all templates in the same folder?
Question by:jagguy
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 38803682
You need to store the template where dreamweaver wants it.  Otherwise, your links will break.  This is one place where you shouldn't force it and just let it be.  Don't upload your dwt files.
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 500 total points
ID: 38803706
I hope I didn't over load you about using libraries.   Using the dwt files is another thing I found was more trouble then it is worth.  Let's say you want to change your your navigation and you have 40 pages.  Now you have to change your dwt file and then have it update the rest of the site.  At some point you will do an oops, shouldn't have done that.  

Take a look at using what is called a server side include.  In short, this is placing one html file inside of another.

<div id="header">
item1 | item2 | item 3| item4 |
<div id="main">
main stuff

Open in new window

If you use an include you would have
<div id="header">
<!--#include virtual="includes/mynav.html" -->
<div id="main">
main stuff

Open in new window

Your mynav.html will just be
item1 | item2 | item 3| item4 |

Open in new window

Now each time you want to update your navigation, you update ONE file, and just upload it to your site.  There is no right or wrong way.  Dreamweaver also has library items which is just about the same thing.  Do what is easiest for you.

Good luck.

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