Set up on Child Pages

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I'm trying to figure out how to push content to pages using the Default Content on a template. In the User's Guide it says to use the "Set up on Child Pages" function, but I don't see that anywhere. Can someone point me to where it is located in 5.7?

walkingstick
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digitaris replied on at Permalink Reply
digitaris
Based on our experience with 5.7, there is no feature that allows you to push changed default content to existing pages.

The online guide located here, suggests this is available, but to our knowledge it is not (yet perhaps):
https://www.concrete5.org/documentation/using-concrete5-7/dashboard/...

You can, of course, make default content available to new pages. You will have to walk through the process to become comfortable with how it works. When adding default content to a page type (Go to Dashboard, select Pages & Themes, select Page Types, then click the Output button (for the desired Page Type), then click the Edit Defaults button), a new page will open in a separate tab, so it's a bit confusing at first. Turn on edit mode, make your changes, then save and return to the dashboard and return to your website and you should see your default content appear in the page the next time you select the page type for a new page.

Hope this helps!
walkingstick replied on at Permalink Reply
walkingstick
Thanks. I was following this guide, and was able to update the content, but it only appears when I create NEW pages with that template. I'm trying to push the updated content to existing pages that are using that template. On the page you referenced it has this text:
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Set up on Child Pages
This option allows us to "push" content from the default page type template defaults to every page on the site that currently uses that page type and template.
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But I don't see this option anywhere.
digitaris replied on at Permalink Reply
digitaris
Sorry for the confusion...I updated my post to provide clearer details.

You are correct, this feature in the documentation is not currently an available feature, unless its hidden somewhere and someone discerns how to get to it.
walkingstick replied on at Permalink Reply
walkingstick
Okay. Not the answer I was hoping for, but at least I can quit looking for it. Thanks.
buurvrouw replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
buurvrouw
Go to Dashboard > Pages & Themes > Page Types
For the template you are using click on 'Output'
Click 'Edit defaults'
Put page in edit modus
Click the right block and select 'Setup on child pages'

This is in version 5.7.4.2
walkingstick replied on at Permalink Reply
walkingstick
Excellent! That did the trick. That page on Online Guide could use some clarification.
gxiang replied on at Permalink Reply
Hello everyone, I understand if we create/modify a block , we can left-click on the block and "Setup on child page".

But what about if we remove a block? Is it possible to push the "remove" update to existing pages?
buurvrouw replied on at Permalink Reply
buurvrouw
You can remove a block from childpages the same way as descrobed above. Choose 'setup on child-pages and uncheck the pages you would like the block removed from.