Sunday, October 07, 2012 1:42 PM
I have made a webpage template and then I tried to make it dynamic template. However, I cannot make and editable zone. It automatically added the doctitle zone, but i'm not sure why I can't add my own.
Does anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it? I am using Expression Web 4.
Sunday, October 07, 2012 2:12 PM
You didn't say how you tried to do it.
Did you follow the steps exactly in EW's Help?
Did you do it with Manage Editable regions?
It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
Sunday, October 07, 2012 2:23 PM
Thanks for your reply, I tried to do it by right clicking and selecting Manage editable regions, however, Manage editable regions is not on the menu like it should be. I don't know why it won't show up, but i did get an editable region made by adding in the comment that ti put on the page title and changing what it was called.
Sunday, October 07, 2012 4:33 PM
Create a new site from one of EW's site templates. Open the DWT that was created and look in Code View. Look at the DWT comments that define Editable Regions.
That's the sort of markup your DWT should have for editable regions. Make sure it does, or add it in Code View.
- Marked As Answer by Allen Howard Sunday, October 07, 2012 5:13 PM
Sunday, October 07, 2012 4:51 PMThanks for your reply, that's what i ended up having to do... but i'm still not sure why it isn't in the menu to use the manage editable regions... Is it normal for it not to show up?
Sunday, October 07, 2012 5:10 PMWithout seeing your page, and actually seeing what you are doing, there is no way to help, there. It's just as fast to do what you ended up doing, and a lot more time to try to figure out over a forum what the missing link was in what you were trying to do.
Sunday, October 07, 2012 5:10 PM
Also note that you must be editing the DWT, not a derived (attached) page, and you must right-click in the design view, not in the code view. If you open the DWT,then switch to Split View, then (if the Quick Tag Selector tabs aren't showing at the top of the code view pane) click in the design view pane to show the QTS.
You can then use the Quick Tag Selector to select the element you want to make into an editable region (it's often easier than trying to select in the design view pane). If you now go down to the design view pane and right-click that highlighted element, you will get the "Manage Editable Regions" selection, and can name and add that editable region.
Note that if you inadvertently right-click within an existing editable region, you will only have the option to remove or rename the existing region. Makes sense, if you think about it... ;-)
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Sunday, October 07, 2012 5:15 PM
Thanks for all the help... I have done all the suggestions, but the editable region section menu will not show, so I'll just copy the syntax and do it that way.
I appreciate all the ideas.
Sunday, October 07, 2012 6:16 PMZip up your DWT with all the assets used in it (images, external css files) upload it and post a link to the zip file in this thread so someone can take a look. Normally I wouldn't suggest a zip file but dwts are not viewable in a browser the same way that an html file made from one is.
Sunday, October 07, 2012 6:21 PMThanks for your reply, but I'm just going to copy and past the syntax needed... I'm not sure I can give out the files yet anyway... It is working with just copying the syntax anyway.