Help need to create a site map in Dreamweaver cs5

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Jan 13, 2011 Jan 13, 2011

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hi all

i am looking to find out how to put together a site map for my website ( http://www.gmanwebdesign.com ) and other. is there a feature in dreamweaver cs5 to help or can someone recommend one.

as you know i am still in early stages of web design / dev and all your help and tips are greatly appreciated.

gman

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LEGEND , Jan 13, 2011 Jan 13, 2011
Hi Gman,in this thread http://forums.adobe.com/thread/582456 mhollis55 said, that creating a site map is taken away from CS4. In my CS5 I couldn't find these functions neither, I found this feature in my old CS3(!) however. Here are some links where you can create a site map:http://www.sothink.com/product/treemenu/index.htm, there is a trial version too, or http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/Hans-G.

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Jan 13, 2011 Jan 13, 2011

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Hi Gman,

in this thread http://forums.adobe.com/thread/582456 mhollis55 said, that creating a site map is taken away from CS4. In my CS5 I couldn't find these functions neither, I found this feature in my old CS3(!) however. Here are some links where you can create a site map:

http://www.sothink.com/product/treemenu/index.htm, there is a trial version too, or


http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

Hans-G.

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New Here ,
Jan 13, 2011 Jan 13, 2011

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Thanks Hans-G

very helpful got it added and now know a bit more cause of you http://www.gmanwebdesign.com/sitemap.xml and added a visual one too http://www.gmanwebdesign.com/sitemap.html

its a shame it not in dreamweaver CS5 as an extension,

thanks again

Top mark to Hans-G

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LEGEND ,
Jan 14, 2011 Jan 14, 2011

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Hi Gman,

you are very welcome, thanks!

You're right! It is a pity that DrW has recently renounced the possibility of automatically generating a site map (thanks for your links, I like these pages). Our thread reminds me to this and therefore I'll qoute David Powers' recommendation:

If you have any suggestions about how Dreamweaver could be improved, submit your ideas through the official form at http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform.

Ok, let's try it, all the best to and good luck!

Hans-G.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 14, 2011 Jan 14, 2011

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It is a pity that DrW has recently renounced the possibility of automatically generating a site map


Well, the Site Map feature has been disabled rather than removed.

If you're feeling adventurous, try

From: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/317212

Please note that the feature is no longer supported by Adobe or Dreamweaver. So please use the functionality with caution and care.

Mac:

1. Go to your user folder > Library > Preferences 2. Open “Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 (or CS5) Prefs” in a Texteditor 3. Search for sitemap 4. Replace FALSE with TRUE 5. Save the file, restart DW

Windows:

1. Click on start

2. Select Run

3. Type regedit and click ok

   -> the registry opens now

4. Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Adobe > Dreamweaver CS4 (or CS5) > Feature Management

5. In the right part of the window double click on Site map

6. Set Site map to True

    -> When you now start DW the site map is enabled again

Once the sitemap setting has been changed to "TRUE": You access it from the "Files Panel", in the 2nd drop-down menu. (The one that has "local view" and "remote view".) You should now have a "map view".

After changing the reg-key,

To access "Set as home page": open the site files panel, click the small icon in top right corner that has a small down pointing arrow beside 4 or 5 horizontal lines, select Sites, and there it is.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 14, 2011 Jan 14, 2011

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Hi John,

many thanks for this information. Could you please give me a screenshot of your DW where I can find this:

"Once the sitemap setting has been changed to "TRUE": You access it from the "Files Panel",
in the 2nd drop-down menu.
(The one that has "local view" and "remote view".) You should now have a "map view"."

You know because of the differences to my German DW.

On the other hand, ther are some more TRUE/FALSE choices:

drSideMReg.jpg

I set for example "timeline" to true, without knowing if it will help or not.

Hans-G.

P.S.

Do you think I better should start a new thread about this?

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2011 Jan 15, 2011

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hi hans

if you do start a new tread can you send me the link very interested and will wait to see if you have any joy ,

sure let me know

gman

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 15, 2011 Jan 15, 2011

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Site Map: TRUE is all that you need, Hans.

Then Set As Home Page

Then

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May 05, 2011 May 05, 2011

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Okay, I got as far as changing the FALSE to TRUE (had to unlock the file with "get info")

I can see the site map view, but the option to Set as home page is greyed out.

When I select Save Site Map, it tells me that the pict format is unsupported.

(MAC, latest version, CS5) This is what the file looks like if I append the .xml extension. (little y's with umlauts)

Screen shot 2011-05-05 at 12.47.59 PM.png

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2011 Jan 15, 2011

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John Waller wrote:

It is a pity that DrW has recently renounced the possibility of automatically generating a site map


Well, the Site Map feature has been disabled rather than removed.

If you're feeling adventurous, try

From: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/317212

Please note that the feature is no longer supported by Adobe or Dreamweaver. So please use the functionality with caution and care.

Mac:

1. Go to your user folder > Library > Preferences 2. Open “Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 (or CS5) Prefs” in a Texteditor 3. Search for sitemap 4. Replace FALSE with TRUE 5. Save the file, restart DW

Windows:

1. Click on start

2. Select Run

3. Type regedit and click ok

   -> the registry opens now

4. Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Adobe > Dreamweaver CS4 (or CS5) > Feature Management

5. In the right part of the window double click on Site map

6. Set Site map to True

    -> When you now start DW the site map is enabled again

Once the sitemap setting has been changed to "TRUE": You access it from the "Files Panel", in the 2nd drop-down menu. (The one that has "local view" and "remote view".) You should now have a "map view".

After changing the reg-key,

To access "Set as home page": open the site files panel, click the small icon in top right corner that has a small down pointing arrow beside 4 or 5 horizontal lines, select Sites, and there it is.

hi john

i have done what you said and yes i can see the it from the "Files Panel", in the 2nd drop-down menu.

i tried the second part  "Set as home page": open the site files panel, click the small icon in top right corner that has a small down pointing arrow beside 4 or 5 horizontal lines, select Sites, and there it is. its not in there.

how do i use this feature now i have turned it on?

thanks

Gman

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Jan 15, 2011 Jan 15, 2011

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i tried the second part  "Set as home page": open the site files panel, click the small icon in top right corner that has a small down pointing arrow beside 4 or 5 horizontal lines, select Sites, and there it is. its not in there.


This is what I see in the CS5 Files Panel

set_as_home_page.png

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New Here ,
Sep 12, 2011 Sep 12, 2011

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OK, I think the directions here are a little unclear.

In order to "set homepage", you have to switch out of the Map View and back to Local View.  Select your home page from the file list, then click on the menu arrow, go under Site and you should be able to select Set as Home Page.

You can also do this (and a bit easier IMO) from the expanded local/remote sites window.  Expand the window, then click the file tree icon at the top of the page.  If you click and hold you will get the options of "Map only" or "Map and files"... choose Map and files.  Now you can select your homepage from the file list, then go under Site (in the top menus) and select Set as Home Page.  The visual site map should update.

BUT, now I'm up to what I was really looking for out of this tool... how do I save this as an XML sitemap?  Isn't that what this thread was all about?  I see I can save the sitemap as a bmp or png but that isn't going to help me submit to Google, is it?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 12, 2011 Sep 12, 2011

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Below is an on-line tool you can use to generate a sitemap in XML, Text, ROR or HTML.

http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

Nancy O.
Alt-Web Design & Publishing
Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists 
http://alt-web.com/
http://twitter.com/altweb

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Try this Free Dreamweaver (exchange) extension called Ordinary Site Map.

Once the extension is added (installed thru Extension Manager) it will generate a site map html page page with sitewide html doc file names and links in CSS formatting.

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&extid=1289018

It is simple to use and works with Dreamweaver CS5.5

You may want to change the doc file names to each specific page summary name. Ex. "index.htm" to "Home Page", etc. But not much more work is needed.

*Also you may have to do a "find and replace" in the document to change the source code ":" to "/" for the links to work after putting the page to the server.

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