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Problem with custom template and areas

Thread began 2/01/2012 11:03 am by Hamburg Webdesign | Last modified 2/02/2012 5:36 am by Hamburg Webdesign | 1060 views | 11 replies |

Hamburg Webdesign

Problem with custom template and areas

Hi there,

I created a custom template. Everything worked fine. But now I have the following problem:

I defined 3 areas: navigation, content and footer.

The navigation has two more areas, defined in my .dwt and they are shown in the cms.

But also the areas navigation and footer are shown and editable. What did I wrong?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,

Mo

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I dont understand what the issue is, can you please provide more details.

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Hamburg Webdesign

Give some minutes. I´m doing the same with an simpler template to find out what I´m doing wrong.

Greets, Mo

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Hamburg Webdesign

I don´t know what I´m doing wrong. Here are two images. One is the contentmanager of my template (the larger one with image), the other one is one of yours.

Footernavi and topnavi are the areas that are reserved for the navigation and they are shown and editable!!!

This is what it looks like in the template:

Topnavigation:
<!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="topnavi" -->
<div class="navi"></div>
<!-- TemplateEndEditable -->

Footernavigation:
<!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="footernavi" -->
<div class="footernavi"></div>
<!-- TemplateEndEditable -->

Maybe do you have a simple example to compare? Guess I´m doing something wrong within DW. Any ideas?

Thanks a lot,

Mo

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

site sculptor converts all editable regions of your template to be CMS editable areas.

since those are defined as editable regions in the template, they are editable in the CMS, that is the way it is supposed to work.

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Hamburg Webdesign

Ok. Got it. But where is the difference to the webassist templates. Asking that, because I know my customers and their first step will be to edit those areas. Insn´t it possible to make them invisible?

Greets,

Mo

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

they will not be visible if you do not make them editable regions.

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Hamburg Webdesign

Jason, sorry for my questions. But for me it isn´t easy to get into this.

It was mentioned that I have to define min. 3 regions. Navigation, content and footer right? So how should it work without defining for example the navigation area. That wont work at all. I´ve tried it ;-(.

So I think we can stop at this point and I have to accept the rules. Wouldn´t be a problem.

Now I have to find the reason why the navigation isn´t displayed.

Must say, that it is kind of tricky to use Sculptor for me.

But I´m starting. So when everything is done and known, it will be a great help to create websites.

Good night,

Mo

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

have you looked at the tutorial for creating custom templates?

creating-custom-templates.php

when you Creating the site custom site design, you will have the option of telling site sculptor which editable regions to use for the footer, navigation, and content areas.

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elevy388997Beta Tester

I don't know if you are seeing it the way the OP is saying it.

I think he is asking how come in his CMS you can edit the Navigation and Footer when it is a CSS menu writer (or of the like) navigation that the customer should NOT be able to edit.

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