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Suddenly my library items do not update my site?

Community Beginner ,
Jun 06, 2023 Jun 06, 2023

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I went to edit a site I haven't updated in a few months. I use several library items for navigation and common page elements. I updated 2 library items today for sitewide updates, and noticed that I didn't get the usual log telling me it was updating the pages. I checked pages and sure enough it did NOT update them. I tried going to Tools > Library > Update site and that went through and made all kinds of changes to the code that made everything "local" to my hard drive (absolute links) rather than how the code should appear. I did make sure to select the correct site before I began work, making sure Manage Sites recognized the right site. I reverted everything. Shut down my computer. Rebooted. Again Managed Sites to make sure site was selected. Tried updating just 1 library item. Again it did NOT update the site?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 07, 2023 Jun 07, 2023

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To clarify, this problem occurred in Dreamweaver. (I thought I was in a Dreamweaver section of the forum, that's why I didn't specify). In case it helps another, I have resolved the issue. It turns out it was a disconnect between my Dropbox and my Dreamweaver site. I went into Manage Sites and checked all the settings on the site. Not sure why, but the path was suddenly incorrect – pointing at (I guess) an outdated Dropbox path to the site. I re-established the paths for the site folder, image folder, etc. And now my library items correctly update the site.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 07, 2023 Jun 07, 2023

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[Not a Dreamweaver Bug, moved to Discussions by moderator.]

 

Dreamweaver can't readily communicate with content on DropBox, Google Drive, etc...  For best results while editing, move your site folder to your primary hard drive and define it -- Site > Manage Sites  >  C:\MySite\

 

When you're done, you can copy your site folder to DropBox as a backup.

 

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jul 24, 2023 Jul 24, 2023

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I'm having the same issue, and my site is local and stored on my C drive.

Sometimes I find that shutting down my computer and then restarting it causes Dreamweaver to correctly update changes to library items throughout the site. But sometimes it doesn't - it's inconsistent.

 

Any suggestions would be helpful. This is pretty frustrating!

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Jul 24, 2023 Jul 24, 2023

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Also, I saw @Nancy OShea 's answer to other similar questions, saying that library items do not work very well, especially on large sites.
I have to say this is really disappointing. I've been an Adobe user since 1989 and have been using Dreamweaver since it was a Macromedia product! I specifically chose Dreamweaver for this development project so that I wouldn't have to deal with the complications of installing a server to use multiple PHP items. There are maybe about 50 pages on the site but it's not all that complex. The fact that a software product which is (or was, at one time, mainstream) and costs a lot of money to license is failing on a feature that is (or was, at one time) one of its main advantages . . .  is really disappointing. I'll have to reconfigure the entire site and will probably move it away from Dreamweaver - once burned....

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Jul 24, 2023 Jul 24, 2023

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quote...so that I wouldn't have to deal with the complications of installing a server to use multiple PHP items.
By @Naomi5E93

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There's nothing for you to install.   All reputable web hosting plans support server-side technologies—ASP.net, ColdFusion, Node, Python...  but PHP is the most widely available.

 

Library Items and DW Templates have always been proprietary features that only work in Dreamweaver.  They were aimed at less experienced amateurs with small-ish sites (20 - 50 pages).  If you've been coding since 1989, you should be a seasoned pro by now and using more efficient & robust technologies.

 

Unlike Server-Side Includes that can be used anywhere in a document, Library Items will only work in the <body> tag  which poses severe limits on its usefulness.  

 

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jul 24, 2023 Jul 24, 2023

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Sometimes I find that shutting down my computer and then restarting it causes Dreamweaver to correctly update changes to library items. 

By @Naomi5E93

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That sounds like a memory or caching issue.   How much available RAM do you have?

 

Go to Site > Advanced > Recreate Site Cache.

 

If you continue to experience unusual behavior in DW, Restore Preferences (see below).

https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/kb/restore-preferences-dreamweaver.html

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jul 28, 2023 Jul 28, 2023

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In addition to what @Nancy OShea proposes,  you can also update data from the asset's window, especially those relating to library items.

In the top right-hand corner of the window (asset's window), you'll find a contextual menu which proposes either to update the site list, or to recreate the site list. Both can be used to connect the wagons together, for all links between pages and elements.

A little further down, and still in the same menu, you can either update the current page or the entire site... and here again this frequently corrects link errors, particularly when using Templates and library elements.

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