Relative Links in Macromedia Dreamweaver template

It seems that Dreamweaver has what almost appears like a bug. By changing one path in your template to Site Root it will change all template-related paths to Site Root throughout any page using that template. While this can be frustrating, there's also a fairly simple solution:

  • Select an image in the template that has a link.
  • Click on the Browse icon.
  • At the bottom of the browse window, change Relative To: to "Document". Click Ok.
  • If it was already set to "Document" then change to "Site Root". Click Ok. Click on the Browse icon again and then change Relative To: back to "Document". Click Ok.
  • Save and Update all pages.


Published November 05, 2002 · Updated September 17, 2005
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Wilder said on February 09, 2009

Where is the Browse icon?

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