+1-888-365-2779
Try Now
More in this section

Forums / Designing & Styling / Changing design without losing widgets

Changing design without losing widgets

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. Rick
    Rick avatar
    14 posts
    Registered:
    02 Feb 2012
    18 Aug 2014
    Link to this post

    Hello,

     We've got a fairly large customer (~400 pages) who wants to completely change their design. The problem I'm facing is that the previous design was still made in the masterpage file itself. This means multiple content placeholders with the corresponding div's around them.

     The new design has to be completely made in Sitefinity (like it should) but this means that there will only be 1 placeholder in the masterpage and the rest through the layout builder in Sitefinity. I know that if you, for instance, change the id of a placeholder then Sitefinity won't be able to find out where the widgets that were located on the page should come and puts them on the top where you can't delete / drag / do anything with it anymore.

    This would mean that those 400+ pages would have to be deleted, remade and the right widgets with content attached to them again.

     Is there an easier and cost efficient way of completely updating the design without having to rebuild everything?

    Thanks,
    Rick

  2. Svetoslav Manchev
    Svetoslav Manchev avatar
    735 posts
    Registered:
    07 Dec 2016
    21 Aug 2014
    Link to this post
    Hello Rick,

    I have already answer you in the support ticket opened but I am sharing the answer here also:
    -----------------------
    You are correct - in case the Master page is changed the widgets on the page are left orphaned.

    There is no need to recreate the page from the beginning but when you change the Master page and/or the Page template you should rearrange the widgets on that page.

    Unfortunately there is no easier way to design the pages as they were before by changing the placeholders.

    -----------------------

    Regards,
    Svetoslav Manchev
    Telerik
     
    Do you want to have your say in the Sitefinity development roadmap? Do you want to know when a feature you requested is added or when a bug fixed? Explore the Telerik Sitefinity CMS Ideas&Feedback Portal and vote to affect the priority of the items
     
2 posts, 0 answered