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Duplicated url adress (5 posts)

  • Started 6 years ago by dishwasher
  • Latest reply 6 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • dishwasher Member

    I used IWEB to build a 2 page site and loaded it up to the mobileme site. It worked,but I wanted to locate it at Crazy Domains because of all their links with search engines. Now that Fetch has transferred my domain to Crazy Domain this isnow my name: http://www.green4earth.com.au/www.green4earth.com.au
    As you can understand I need only a single address. Can you assist with whats going wrong. Everything appears correct at IWEB. The Crazy Domain was the original place I discovered and registered the name green4earth.com.au

    Posted 6 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.green4earth.com.au

    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.green4earth.com.au". 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 "Green4Earth" (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.green4earth.com.au/Green4Earth instead.

    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.green4earth.com.au , 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 6 years ago #

  • zannahdoll Member

    I had the same problem - and I thought it looked silly having the website show twice: www.salsalegre.com/salsalegre.com - so gave the site a number. I have two sites and it is helpful in organizing the pages when it comes time to load because all of the titles for one website start with "7" and all the ones for another start with "3" - so now my home page shows up like this: http://www.salsalegre.com/7/Home.html which I think is more obvious to people that it is some kind of default. It is true, it is just cosmetic because all you need to do is type in www.salsalegre.com and it will take you to the same spot.

    Scott - you really are helpful learning about other programs and explaining them when they don't have anything to do with the performance of Fetch. I'm really glad to have found this message board and to be using Fetch... :o)

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • dishwasher Member

    Thank you very much for the replies. Its a strange glitch that should not happen with any program. However with your help I can now improve my domain address. Thanks again Bruce.

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Bruce,

    You're welcome!

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

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