Dreamweaver 8 – Template Path Changes

Stephanie Sullivan posted a great overview of recent changes in Dreamweaver 8 Templates you’ll want to read through, specifically if you’re noticing that template-based links to external files are getting transformed incorrectly when updating ‘child’ content. In a nutshell, you’ll need to use either template expressions or template parameters to avoid having your link paths rewritten (note that this is primarily due to the fact that DW MX and DWMX 2004 were very lax in how paths like this were handled when publishing/updating template-driven content, and the fix in DW8 will certainly affect anyone who was relying on the prior behavior). Check out Steph’s post at the link above for more details, as well as a similar post at Jesse Rodgers’ blog, great info to have on hand if you’ve leveraged templates heavily in your sites.

4 Responses to Dreamweaver 8 – Template Path Changes

  1. Steve says:

    OMG! Thanks for this info! We are in the middle of switching over to version 8, and this could have cost us a lot of hours of reworking bad links!

  2. Mike says:

    Thanks for the tip worth the read liked what Jesse had to say as well.

  3. Thank you so much for posting this article I was wondering what I was doing wrong.

  4. No problem- glad it helped!