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Using old library and template files.

Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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I have just subscribed to DW2021. Working to revive a now defunct site created with Macromedia Dreamweaver.  How can I use the old library and template files in the new site?

 

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Community Expert ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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the same way you did by the past

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Unfortunately, that was more than 10 years ago.  I'll follow the links in your most recent reply. Thanks

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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I'm missing something here. I copied the old library and template folders to the new site folder. When I open a page from the old site, it recognizes that it uses a template and cites the correct template.  But I don't get templates or library on the assets panel. I'm confused.  Thanks.

 

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Community Expert ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Did you save the DWT file to your local site's Templates folder?

Did you refresh the Assets panel?  See screenshot.

 

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

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Jun 20, 2022 Jun 20, 2022

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@maryf40874033 from the top right contextual menu of the template palet did you try to recreate the site

then, once done, you could also try to reapply the template to the child page...

 

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Since you're rebuilding the site anyway, you might want to consider switching from proprietary Templates & Library Items to more powerful server-side includes. 

 

SSIs will save you a lot of time when updating.  Edit just one file, save & upload it.  Done.  All the magic happens on the server instead of inside Dreamweaver.  

https://alt-web.blogspot.com/2015/07/server-side-includes-with-php.html

 

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

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