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DW Templates issue with PowerCMS Builder

Thread began 10/27/2011 3:49 pm by drayschermerhorn146715 | Last modified 4/23/2012 9:27 am by Jason Byrnes | 852 views | 5 replies |


DW Templates issue with PowerCMS Builder

I installed PowerCMS Builder and got it activated (after some technical help - thanks, Jason).

I opened up one of the sites I was working on and modified a Dreamweaver template that I was using for all the pages of the site.

I found that the changes did not propagate correctly. I then found that in fact some of the pages had been detached from the template I had created. I believe these were pages that I had opened and contained PHP includes from PowerCMS Builder.

PowerCMS Builder installed a number of templates in my site, and I'm not sure what effect that might have had on my original site template.

I know I did not detach these pages (intentionally) from their template. My question - is it possible that PowerCMS Builder could somehow detach a page from its template when that page is open in DW, with a connection to the server?

As a second question, let's imagine that I'm finding the PowerCMS Builder extension more trouble than it's worth. But I still want to use and install PowerCMS (which I'm very happy with). I assume that I can legally do this, and that all of the PowerCMS files are included in the Builder extension.

Can you tell me where I find these files? Can they be uploaded and activated in the same way they were with PowerCMS? Does my activation code for the extension work as the activation code for PowerCMS?


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have created a support ticket so we can look into this issue further.

To view and edit your support ticket, please log into your support history:

If anyone else is experiencing this same issue, please append to this thread.

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reselling templates

Hello Web Assist Team
You are appreciated!
Hello. My name is Steve Valencia. I am a Dreamer…but unlike like “some” dreamer’s….I do not mind working.
I have been told that I am a driver, extremest, addhdd on steroids and intense….
Silly people…I do not think so! Haha
Ok, so here we go!
I am point! I have lots of time.
I am the sole owner of an independent insurance agency.
I have been taken in the development area by programmers over and over and over again… and so now I will learn to do this stuff myself.
I have a small reseller hosting site, and will build it out someday…and market your product too…but for now I am just trying to learn…and learn….
Here is the point!
I want to create a template for contractors of every class.
· General Contractors
· Plumbing contractors
· Concrete contractors
· And so on for about 200 plus classes
Next, I want to have about twenty or so varieties of each class
Then, I want to allow them to pick and choose the site and then off we go… we will set them up a sub-domain or domain. The sub-domains will reside at
So here is the question. How do I create the templates so when each company purchase the site template “they” have their own specific login credentials to modify with cms…thanks..

Steve Valencia 209.223.1870
Love / Peace...out... :)

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

each site would be a separate domain, and a separate installation of Power CMS Builder

you would first need to create each of the templates that you wish to offer.

then when a client purchases a template, create a new domain/site using that template, and then apply power CMS Builder to the site.

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Stay connected on this and templates. I paid for a support ticket and was given some general "steps" to proeed with. (caveat there are lots of different ways to go)
It was also suggested that I purchse Frame works? So I am going to follow Jason's suggestions and learn the products. And..then purchse the Frame works also.
I got one site to take the cms and it uploaded flawlessley...but I have to go back and work on it some more...eventually if all goes well you will see a demo of cms at
Next, I am working on a site for a bud / contractor as part of our Never leave a contractor behind - project Ace... his url is I pass the buck to him to get his content in there when I am done.
Currently I am having a problem on this domaon accepting the database that is recognized by DW but when I try to install the "Create PowerCMS I am getting the following error "Unable to edit your database with the provided user credentials. Please make sure the connection user has write access to tehis database. (You may need to jpload the connectio to the server if yoiu have made changes cecently) Ok???? What?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in your Dreamweaver site settings, how is the connection to the testing server defined?

the most common cause of this error is the testing server settings.

In the testing server settings, are you connecting to a local testing server or a remote server through FTP?

make sure that the Web URL and Root Directory settings are set properly.

The web URL should be a full URL to the site on your testing server.

the Root Directory needs to be the path to the directory on the server that matches the Web URL. This settings is especially important if you are connecting to a remote server using FTP. When you log into some FTP Servers, you may be outside of the web root, if this is the case on your server, you need to specify the web root directory.

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