Working with pages in the site map

Working with pages in the site map

When working in the site map, you can select pages, open a page for editing, add new pages to the site, create links between files, and change page titles.

To select multiple pages in the site map, do one of the following:

  • Shift-click to select a range of adjacent pages.
  • Starting from a blank part of the view, drag around a group of files to select them.
  • Control-click (Windows) or Command-click (Macintosh) to select nonadjacent pages.

To open a page in the site map for editing, do one of the following:

  • Double-click the file.
  • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh) the file, then select Open.

To add an existing file to the site, do one of the following:

  • Drag the file from the Windows Explorer or the Macintosh Finder to a file in the site map. The page is added to the site, and a link is created between it and the file you dragged it to.
  • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh) the file in the site map, select Link to Existing File, then browse to the file.

To create a new file and add a link in the site map:

  1. Select a file in the site map.
  2. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh), then select Link to New File.

    The Link to New File dialog box appears.

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  3. Enter a name, title, and text for the link.
  4. Click OK.

    Dreamweaver saves the file in the same folder as the selected file. If you add a new file to a hidden branch, the new file is also hidden (see Showing and hiding site map files).

To modify the title of a page in the site map:

  1. Make sure page titles are showing by clicking the Options menu in the upper-right corner of the collapsed Files panel, then selecting File > Rename View > Show Page Titles.

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  2. Select a file in the site map, then do one of the following:
    • Click the title. When the title becomes editable, enter a new title.
    • Click the Options menu in the upper-right corner, then select File > Rename.
  3. Press Enter (Windows) or Return (Macintosh) after you type the new name.

To change the home page in the site map, do one of the following:

  • In the Local view of the Files panel, select a file; right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh), then select Set as Home Page.
  • In the Files panel, select Manage Sites from the pop-up menu where the current site, server, or drive appears, then click Edit. Select Site Map Layout in the Site Definition dialog box category list. Browse to a new home page, then click OK.

To update the site map display after making changes:

  1. Click anywhere in the site map to deselect any files.
  2. Click the Refresh button in the Files panel toolbar.

Related topics

  • Viewing a site map
  • Modifying the site map layout
  • Saving the site map


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