Dynamic Web templates are one of the features along with hyperlink management features and certain site reports.Certain options in the Site Settings and Properties dialog boxes are unavailable if your site does not have metadata.Check to see if the box next to the option ‘Manage the web site using hidden metadata files’ is checked. Expression Web uses metadata to store information about: You can easily add metadata to or remove metadata from your site.You can also refresh the metadata and resynchronize the cross-page dependencies that metadata supports by using the Recalculate Hyperlinks command from the Tools menu.If they do not, not all pages have been updated with your changes.Microsoft Expression Web uses metadata to maintain the cross-page dependencies that are required for some Expression Web features.
In order to use these features, you need to add metadata to your site.
Metadata is stored in special folders which are hidden by default.
The _vti_pvt folder stores all of the configuration information for the site.
To check to see if metadata is turned on, go to Site General tab.
This is written with the assumption that you are working with your site on your hard drive and NOT editing the site live on the server. You should receive a notice of the number of files attached to the DWT and asked if you want to update them. You should then get a notice like the one shown below.
The question occasionally comes up in various Expression Web groups and lists over what to do when pages with a DWT attached do not update when changes are made to the DWT. If all pages have updated, the numbers should match.