Before you start
Make a backup of your current site before you start. This way if you make any errors you still have your current site. Most of the 2006 template updates are for better compatibility in the Firefox browser and the new IE 7.0 browser.
Best Solution 1:
Depending on how many items were updated, it's best to re-do your website with the new download so you do not miss any updates. If this is not possible you can update your existing pages or just a few areas. See below.
Best Solution 2:
Download the updated template, create a new folder for the new model. Copy the contents from your old site between the "MAIN TABLE" or "CONTENT TABLE" notes. Do this for each HTML page on your site creating new HTML pages if needed. With an update it's best to use all new .js files and re-do the "menu.js" if you need to. Do not copy over any of your old files. Only the contents of your pages. If you made many changes to the CSS files, compare the old and new ones and edit where required.
Solution 3 advanced users:
In this case you will just be using some select code from the new model and copying this into your old website folder.
Backup your old site template folder first!!
Copy over the new .css file or compare the old and new CSS files. Most updates include some changes to the CSS code. (see notes below)
Copy over all .js files including the "menu.js".
Copy over all .swf files and the flash.txt.
Copy over all .fla files in your flash folder over.
Copy the code from the header areas from the top of each new HTML page into your old HTML page usually up till the "MAIN TABLE" or "CONTENT TABLE" notes. (You can compare old and new templates and in some cases skip this step)
Copy the code from the footer areas from the bottom of each new HTML page into your old HTML page usually after the "MAIN TABLE" or "CONTENT TABLE" notes. (You can compare old and new templates and in some cases skip this step)
Test all your pages. If there is a problem you should have a backup so you can start over.
Notes for solution 3:
In some cases you can skip copying over the CSS files if you have made many changes in this file. You will need to then check the code in the update against the old code to make sure you have not missed any code. The usual update in most CSS files is an area for printing. Another common update in Allwebco templates is in the "menu.js". If updating a "menu.js" also be sure to cross check old and new code in the CSS files.
Solution 4 - notes for advanced users:
In some cases you may only want to copy over the updated areas. With any select update always make a backup of the old site first and always compare the old and new CSS file code. Most updates to the "menu.js" include an update in the CSS file. CSS menu code is at the bottom of the CSS files on all newer models.
Test! Test! Test!
Always test in at least 2 browsers. Internet Explorer and either Firefox or Netscape.