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Databridge and DW Templates?? Missing!

Thread began 8/14/2012 9:08 am by designweb | Last modified 8/15/2012 5:54 pm by designweb | 1206 views | 9 replies |

designweb

Databridge and DW Templates?? Missing!

Hi,

I have upgraded to Databridge and I have started using it to create back-end crud pages as I would before with Dataassist 2, It seems like the option for choosing a DW template is missing.
I would like to have a template that has css menu writer in so I can have a common nav for the CMS that can be updated in one place without having to apply code to each page manually.
Am I missing something here or has this functionality been removed for good?
If so why? I really liked that feature.

Thanks

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CraigRBeta Tester

see this thread.

showthread.php?t=26215

I had the same question, and it prompted me to use framework builder, - glad I made the switch

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designweb

Thanks for your reply, so glad they have kept this functionality. I read the thread you suggested, but there is no documentation or tutorial on how to apply a new theme to database pages I create.
I want to apply my theme to insert, update, delete and results.
Do you know any other good links that offer detailed information on how to do this?

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

on the design extender support page, look in the Videos tab for the "How to convert your site from DWT-dependent to theme-based" video tutorial on using themes for your site:
design-extender/

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designweb

Thanks Jason, I figured out how to convert one of my themes, the only thing I don't understand is how to apply that theme to Data Assist pages as the theme I created did not show up in the list in Data Assist.

Do I apply it to the pages afterwards? Or do I need to move my theme into another area for it to show up in the list?

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you apply the theme after the pages are created.

the tutorial i linked to will give you directions on applying the theme to your pages.

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designweb

Great stuff, I will check that out now :) Thanks

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designweb

Ok I watched the tutorial, but hat was based on pages that already have DW template applied.
I have managed to convert a page, but Is this the correct procedure:

1. Create pages using data assist in data bridge
2. Attach dreamweaver templates to all data assist pages
3. Then convert DWT to a theme using framework builder

Or do you:

1. Create pages using data assist in data bridge
2. Then convert DWT to a theme using framework builder
3. Then using framework builder apply the theme to all pages

Either way it seems very long winded compared to the old data assist 2 way.
In data assist 2 you could attach the template to all pages and it was created on the fly.

Or am I doing it wrong completely?

Sorry for posting again but the tutorial was a little confusing.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

either way will achieve the same result.

I personally prefer to convert the template to a theme, then apply the theme to each of the pages

Yes, it is a little more work than being able to select the template in the wizard. But the reasons for making the change are discussed in post 2 of the thread CraigR linked to initially:
showpost.php?p=126128&postcount=2


also using themes can offer added functionality. If you where to use dynamic themes for example, you could allow you admins to select from a list a themes and use the one that they like best.

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designweb

Argh ok I get it now. It would be good in the future if we could have a way to attach templates or themes to multiple pages at once.

I must say though Jason I am really enjoying the new Data Bridge and Design Extender.
I have not encountered any bugs and it seems so much more stable.

Thanks for your quick replies :)

Kind regards

Danny

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