I’ve come across this on a few of my clients sites now and thankfully only one of them has more than 30 pages, but the rest go between 10 and 25 so it’s still a lot of pages to do piecework. Here’s my dilemma:
In my current project there will be 16 pages. All but 2 will have the same exact header background. All of the rest of the Header including Nav will be exactly the same for all pages.
The client intends to change her heading backgrounds with the seasons (all but the 2 that will be different and remain the same always).
I’ve been wracking my brains trying to find a way to Use the Component Linking system to no avail. Today I thought I had figured out a way, by trying to copy just the Header part since the background image is on the Container that it’s all within. Thinking that even though the header on the one page was linked by parental layers (meaning components inside were all linked because the Container was linked), I figured if I just copied the next layer within (the Header) I should be able to Paste Linked that part … but nope it wouldn’t let me do it.
I really love the Linked Components feature, I use it for every site, but this situation calls for something a little different. Granted yes, I can Link all from the Header in and not link the Container itself, but then I have to manually change the backgrounds on 16 or more pages every season which to me seems like there should be another way around this.
Any ideas here would be appreciated. I’m thinking the Container situation is what I’m going to be stuck doing, but maybe there’s something I’m unaware of or that can be done to facilitate these types of situations?