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Managing Templates

#1 Post by zakzkow » 2014-03-13 23:58

I use filezilla to manage our work website. I have been asked by a coworker to add a new things to the website, I know how to add and change things on the website using filezilla. But this change is for throughout the website, so basically the change that needs to be made is adding some new sponsors onto the website, but the sponsors show up on every part of the website. So I'd like to know how to add these sponsors to the website and have it apply to all parts of the website. Or do I have to go in by hand and edit each individual part of each website html?

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Re: Managing Templates

#2 Post by boco » 2014-03-17 21:58

We can't answer that, unfortunately. It all depends on how your website is constructed. When using completely distinct pages (without any segmentation) you need to make the same change on each, yes. But if the page is divided in multiple parts (like webmasters did with frames in the old times, CSS is used today) changing it one time might suffice.
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Re: Managing Templates

#3 Post by Harry-Band » 2014-03-25 10:26

Doas your site use some CMS?
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#4 Post by zakzkow » 2014-03-26 22:14

I don't really know what a CMS is. Is there a way I can tell in FileZilla?

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#5 Post by boco » 2014-03-26 22:39

CMS is a Content Managing System. Quite a lot of sites use these today. Some examples of CMS are Joomla!, Drupal, Wordpress, Typo3.

Here a link to read a bit more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_system
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#6 Post by zakzkow » 2014-03-26 22:47

So how do I know if I have that? Or is this something I can install into filezilla to manage the websites and create the template?

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#7 Post by boco » 2014-03-27 19:29

If you log into your website and manage the contents through an administration area/backend, there's a really good change it is a CMS. Also the term 'template' is usually used together with a CMS.

If you see in FileZilla a large directory structure with thousands of files, your index document is index.php and you have a config.php (or configuration.php) next to it, it's almost 100% a CMS. While you usually can upload the template file(s) to the correct directories using FileZilla, the template itself must be installed from within the CMS backend.

¿So your co-worker did ask you to change the website without actually giving some info how it is to be done?
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#8 Post by zakzkow » 2014-04-07 23:03

There isn't thousands of files. But there is one for each section of the website. I edit the website, but it usually just consists of changing one or two things. This is a change for all web pages of the website.

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#9 Post by victoriamon » 2014-04-14 23:21

It's totally your design but not an filezilla issue.
If you using some CMS go get the help in the dedciate forum like wordpress froum.

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#10 Post by audiopro » 2014-06-03 15:00

Do all of your pages have .htm/.html/.shtml extensions or does your address bar show .php/.pl/.cgi extensions?
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Re: Managing Templates

#11 Post by zakzkow » 2014-06-17 19:42

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#12 Post by audiopro » 2014-06-17 19:57

.htm would suggest that they are individual webpages rather than cms controlled.

If that is the case then you will have to make editorial changes to each page in turn.
If you want to change formatting, that could be done with CSS, assuming that a css file is being used. It is impossible to say without seeing the actual site.

If you are needing to make a lot of changes regularly, it may be better to start again with the whole site and incorporate a more flexible design.
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