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Theme from PHP Template

Thread began 10/21/2012 5:48 am by Daryl | Last modified 10/22/2012 2:03 pm by Jason Byrnes | 607 views | 3 replies |

DarylBeta Tester

Theme from PHP Template

I would like to try to use the Theme part of Framework Builder.

I tend to build a working page and then will split it down into different documents, Header, Footer, Menu, Sidebar etc and then will add them back in using plugins.

I see that in order to Create a theme within Framework Builder you need to start with a dwt. I have zero experience at creating dwt files...

...I have searched for detailed tutorials with little luck and would therefore appreciate any guidance on how to get started.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

There are many tutorials on line for crating a dreamweaver template including this one:
WScbb6b82af5544594822510a94ae8d65-7abea.html


The basic steps are to create a page that represents your site design. you can do this using CSS Sculptor.

you then convert it to a template by going to File -> Save As Template.

once the design is converted to a template, you can add editable regions by going to Insert -> Template Objects -> Editable Region.


once you have a template created, see the "Using themes in Data Bridge and Design Extender" tutorial on the design extender support page for details on converting the template to a theme:
design-extender/

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DarylBeta Tester

Hi Jason, thanks again for your quick reply!

I think I get the basic steps....

I am guessing the only areas that really need to be made editable are content areas and other places where content may differ such as sidebars.

The other thing I have experienced is that when I have applied some WA items to a templates page I get an error as certain parts of the page are locked - is this still an issue with a Theme?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, the editable regions are the parts that will be unique on the child pages.


Using themes works around the page locked issue

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