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DMS2 template system quite confusing!

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redstate

I finally learned how to use the templates in DMS1 and then you changed it. Ugh!

 

Can you please tell me the step by step directions to set up templates? The only instructions I see printed anywhere are either for DMS1 or Danny's answer to a question about how to use templates. But I followed his directions and it's still not working.

 

Danny said to design the page as we want it and then assign a template to it. But how do we assign the template - by clicking on the template description on the top? Or something else? I'm tired of stumbling through this so decided to ask for good instructions once and for all.

 

At this point, I only need to set up one more page - the basic blog post - but after I add a nav bar to it, this nav bar creates a second nav bar on all other site pages. What am I doing wrong? I tried to set up a brand new template but that still didn't work.

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batman

Hi redstate

Please, you can take a look to this

http://docs.pagelines.com/configure/using-templates

 

If you need add a nave bar only in one page, you do not add this in the "Header" or "Footer" this appears in ALL pages.


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redstate

Those are the old instructions which are no longer valid and don't help a bit. I requested step by step instructions for DMS2. Why aren't there any? It would be so nice if the instructions were written out for everything so we could know how to set DMS2 websites up without having to guess.

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sheilahoff

I'm struggling with them too. I found this on the PL Academy site http://pagelinesacademy.com/templates-in-pagelines-dms/

 

I do know that you can create a new template for each one. My problem is that I want to assign a template and then unlock it so I can make changes just to that one page but I cannot get them to unlock. I have my own thread on that. I'm pretty much stuck at the moment due to this.

 

What I can't understand is if I have two pages each saved as different templates why they're still linked so I can't have them say different things in the Highlight that's added above the content loop. That's why I'm trying to figure out how to unlock the template. It's a puzzle.


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Danny

Sheila, I have replied to your topic regarding this issue, it is likely a plugin or custom code causing the issue. As you should just be able to click the unlink option and the template unlinks.


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redstate

Thanks, Sheila. I actually just figured this out. Just design what you want and then give the template a name or use an existing name by just clicking on Load. From what I can see, the description of the template on top is not necessarily the name of the template we're using. I'd still like to see better instructions written somewhere. Danny, can you direct me to somewhere or just send them to me?

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Danny

redstate - I am not entirely sure what you're referring to, instructions to do what exactly ?

Also, if you're referring to the name of the template in the WordPress admin bar, then that name should be the template in use. If it isn't then you're likely using an out of date version of either DMS or the DMS Pro Tools plugin. As it should give the name of the correct template in use.


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