resetting page to updated page type defaults

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Just wondering if anyone knew of a simple way to refresh or reset a page once its page type's default settings (blocks) have been changed, without deleting the page and re-creating it. Maybe this isn't too possible..

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patmanh
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frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
way to capture my attention.

uhh, fastest is prolly gonna just be to make a new page, delete the old one, rename and move em around.

You might be able to get what you want looking at the page version history..
CurlyPinky replied on at Permalink Reply
I'm glad I found this post, this is my very first time using c5 and I didn't have a real good grasp of how defaults worked - I figured changes to the defaults would update existing pages but now I understand that this is not the case.

This would be an awesome feature - I would dread having to go through a large site to add or remove a new block to existing pages after the the site was deployed.

Edit - Oh!! I just tried the "Setup on Childpages" option when you click on a block while editing and this let me apply the block to the pages I wanted. Yay!!
Tony replied on at Permalink Reply
Tony
I tend to prefer hardcoding blocks to a page for stuff like this (navigation, footers, etc). Tends to be a huge management problem otherwise.
EGStrategy replied on at Permalink Reply
how do you do that?
platypusman replied on at Permalink Reply
platypusman
I realize this is an old post but any chance you might explain how to hardcode blocks to page templates? It seems like there a lot of issues with editing Page Defaults...

thanks
Ekko replied on at Permalink Reply
Ekko
What issues are you having with editing the defaults ?
cerulean replied on at Permalink Reply
Hard-coding blocks into templates is often more complicated than it needs to be. Global Areas are almost always the best option for this.

You should use page defaults only for putting sample content into a page, like Lorem Ipsum etc. because you expect these to be edited when the new page is created. Use Global Areas for parts of the page that should remain consistent throughout the website, like AutoNavs in sidebars.