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04-20-2008, 12:51 PM
I'd just like to know how i could edit the templates which I've downlaoded. For example, how do I add my own information on the 'about' page in the simple template?
I have tried using TextEdit on Mac and right click-view source on the about_template file in the simple folder... Can someone help?!
04-20-2008, 01:34 PM
I'm using Dreamweaver for editing hmtl files online. This makes it quite easy because of WYSIWYG-editing and the CSS integration, though it could be a bit exaggerated using such a mighty editor for a simple html file ;).
You can also simply edit the files offline. Use any texteditor (on Mac, textedit is absolutely enough), open the file from the disc-location where you have extracted the template and examine the html structure. Edit only the text part, not the code itself. In most templates there is example text in the about_template.html. Be careful not to delete tags like <div> or other code, edit the desired part and reupload the file on your webspace. That's all.
Viewing the source doesn't let you save the file, so you have to edit it either online with an editor (Dreamweaver as mentioned, or even vi, nano or mcedit in a shell, if that is available on your server) or use the method I've desribed above. Don't forget to save the original files in case of a mistake.
04-20-2008, 03:15 PM
Smultron (http://smultron.sourceforge.net/) is a very nice free text editor for the Mac. You can use that too if you don't have Dreamweaver.
Simply use an FTP client such as CyberDuck or Transmit to download the about_template.html file and edit it with one of those text editors. Once you've edited it, re-upload the file, and you're done!
04-20-2008, 03:29 PM
Thanks both of you... You're advice worked :D
04-20-2008, 06:24 PM
Thanks for your comments - it was very helpful !!
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