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getting my site online - need help bad! (4 posts)

  • Started 6 years ago by ElCuso12
  • Latest reply 6 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • ElCuso12 Member

    i am struggling. i have published my site from iWeb to a folder. I put the folder into Fetch. but i don't know what to do from here. i have hosting through GoDaddy but they are no help. how do i get my site online from this point???

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    The most important thing to remember is that for your website to work correctly after you upload it, after you publish to a folder with iWeb, you need to upload the contents of the folder - but not the folder itself - to your server.

    For instance, let's assume your website is called "Family Trip", and when you use "Publish to a Folder," you tell iWeb to put its files in a folder called "My New Website."

    Once iWeb is done, in the Finder you will see:

    My New Website (folder)
      index.html
      Family Trip (folder)

    Inside the "Family Trip" folder will be folders and files corresponding to each page of your website.

    For your website to work correctly, you must be sure to upload both that index file, and the website folder - that is, upload the entire contents of the "My New Website" folder, but don't upload the "My New Website" folder itself.

    Do not rearrange or rename files before uploading, or your website will stop working.

    It may be best to delete the files that you've already uploaded to the server and start fresh before trying again.

    We have a help topic on using Fetch to upload websites created with iWeb (click the link to read it) - it has tips and covers a lot of possible problems that you might be running into, and it may be helpful to read it over if you haven't already.

    If you're still having problems after looking this over, please let us know and we'll try to figure it out.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • ElCuso12 Member

    it worked! i just wasn't uploading it quite like you said. thanks so much.

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    You're welcome! We're glad to hear you got it working.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

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