View Full Version : Linking a text file to a template?

05-14-2007, 10:08 AM

I just wondered if it would be possible to link a text file to a Dreamweaver template... I have a site based around one template with an editable region in each page, but I thought it would be a good idea if someone else could update pages using a text file and uploading it to the server periodically. My idea is that they could save HTML code as a text file and pages would then be updated with the content they wrote.

Is this possible?

05-14-2007, 01:25 PM
If you rename your (X)HTML page with a ".php" extension (assuming your server supports PHP) then you can replace the text in your document with:

include 'text.txt';
Now when your original document is rendered, it will include the 'text.txt' file specified wherever you place the include function. The text file can be changed as often as you want.


05-14-2007, 09:15 PM
That's fantastic, thanks kewlceo!

05-15-2007, 04:22 PM
That's fantastic, thanks kewlceo!

Glad to help!

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