Importing a CD site into CD
I have several smaller CD-sites that I want to put into one big CD-site, now that I have the Pro edition, but there doesn't seem to be any way to do this – not a way that will preserve de file names and the 'article status' that is. I truly miss an 'Import CidyDesk Site'-button. Does anyone have a solution?
I'm guessing the answer here would be "Open the CityDesk file as an MS Access file and (do something) to merge them..." Not that I could do this myself...
Thanks, I have reached that point too. I'll let you know if it works.
Well, it worked fine ... in Access. I renamed copies of the *.cty files and imported one into the other in Access. I could se the articles and all, but renamed and opened in CityDesk it was another matter. CD couldn't find the articles, only the maps that to CD was empty.
I just brute force imported 75 html files and who knows how many images into a CityDesk site. It was awful but will be worth it in the end.
Add my vote for that feature.
I agree that a better importing mechanism might help. I've seen some based on complex regular expressions (pattern matching) that you can program to do things like identify the navbar as opposed to the article, and bring the articles in as articles.
The best way to merge two CityDesk sites seems to be to open the first in CityDesk and the second in Explorer (side by side) and use ctrl-C and ctrl-V to copy articles, files etc into CityDesk in the same pattern as the appeared in the original site. Do NOT copy/insert folders. All new folders should be created in CityDesk and get their files etc. in the way just described. Non-English letters disappears in this process and some files have to be renamed back to their original name (at least in Windows 2000) if this is the case. It's not much fun, but it works.
Sorry. In the above text 'CityDesk and Explorer' should of course have read 'CityDesk and a second CityDesk' opened side by side ...
Sad story continued: ... and then there are all the relative links, that no longer apply because of the (new) Magic names ... Well, this can be done manually too of course.
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