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Double URL (9 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by Kingdomyouthchurch.com
  • Latest reply 4 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Kingdomyouthchurch.com Member

    When I do a webview of my site, I get the URL www.kingdomyouthchurch.com/kingdomyouthchurch.com/Home.html when I want www.kingdomyouthchurch.com instead. How do I change this?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    The odd address is a result of how iWeb creates and organizes files for websites for uploading via FTP.

    Before we begin, first note that this is purely a cosmetic issue. If you type just:

    http://www.kingdomyouthchurch.com

    into a web browser, you will be taken to your website. You do not need to type the whole address that you see displayed in the browser's address bar after you arrive at the website.

    What is going on is when you create a website in iWeb, you give the project a name in the "site organizer" sidebar on the left. You probably gave it the name "www.kingdomyouthchurch.com". When you use iWeb's Publish to Folder command, iWeb organizes the files for your site by putting them in a folder with the same name as you gave the project in iWeb. So the result is, when you visit your website on the web, you see an address of the form http://my-domain-name/iWeb-project-name/ . Since you gave your iWeb project name the same name as your domain name, you see the domain name twice in the site's address.

    You do not need to give the project you are creating in iWeb the same name as your domain name. For instance, you could change it to be "KingdomYouth" (by double-clicking on the project name in the iWeb side bar, and typing in a new one), re-publishing your site and re-uploading, and then your address would display as http://www.kingdomyouthchurch.com/KingdomYouth instead. Or you could pick something even shorter.

    When you are using iWeb to create your website, there is no way to avoid something extra being displayed in the address bar of your browser once visitors arrive at your website. You can change what that extra text is, though, as I described above. But also, as I mentioned at the beginning, since you can always get to your website by typing (or telling other people to type) http://www.kingdomyouthchurch.com , you do not need to worry about this too much.

    (This is all not anything Fetch has control over - it's all due to iWeb.)

    I realize this can be a little confusing, but I hope this clarifies it some.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • David Bartolome Member

    Thanks Scott for your information. I got the same problem, and I was a bit confuse. Now i understand!!!!!

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi David,

    You're welcome, glad the explanation helped.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Pieter Member

    Hello David,

    After endless searching i finally found you're post. I want to thank you for making it. It helped me a lot and i can now finally go on with creating my website.

    Thanks!!!!

    Pieter

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Alexander Member

    Thank you so mutch! :D
    Bugging me that it can't be blank!

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • perryeye1 Member

    Scott you are legend !! thank you so much I would go back and forth to 123 reg to fix it !

    Perry

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Travis Member

    Scott,

    Regarding the advice:

    "When you are using iWeb to create your website, there is no way to avoid something extra being displayed in the address bar of your browser once visitors arrive at your website."

    Not sure this is true, as my website (created in iweb) was put online by Fetch in May without any extra name......simply my domain (www.travisemery.com). That being said, i've made changes and cant upload them without getting (http://www.travisemery.com/www.travisemery.com/Welcome.html).

    How come this worked last time and not now?

    Thanks for your help in the matter.

    Travis

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Travis,

    I do not know what you might have done before.

    Some hosting providers have a way to hide the actaul address of your pages so that you always see just your domain name no matter what page you are on; but you would have to check with your hosting provider to see if they offer that (not all do), and the downside is that the name of each page does not appear in the address bar, making it difficult to link to specific pages of your website and confusing search engines, so generally we wouldn't recommend that approach.

    Otherwise, the best we can suggest is the approach outlined in my post at the top of this thread - that you rename your iWeb project to something like "TE" instead of "www.travisemery.com" to avoid "www.travisemery.com" appearing in the address bar twice.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

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