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iWeb and Blog Posts (6 posts)

  • Started 3 years ago by Ian O\'Byrne
  • Latest reply 3 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Ian O\'Byrne Member

    Hi,

    I'm using Fetch to upload my website constructed in iWeb. I just decided to use the blogging feature on iWeb and added in a couple of posts. I saved everything to a folder as I normally do and moved it over to Fetch. Everything is loading correctly, the pages look great. But, when I go to the blog page, it will show the summaries of the blog posts, but when I click on an individual post, or the "read more" option...it gives me an error saying that the FTP program didn't load it correctly.

    Can you help me figure out what I'm doing wrong? I want to continue using Fetch..and perhaps iWeb.

    Thanks,
    Ian

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Ian,

    Could you tell us the address of your website? We'll take a look and see if we can give some advice about what's going on.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Ian O\'Byrne Member

    HI Scott,

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. My website is http://wiobyrne.com/Personal_Site/Home.html

    Thanks for any support.
    -Ian O'Byrne

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Ian,

    The cause of your problem is the bullets at the end of the titles of your blog posts.

    Here's what's going on:

    iWeb uses the title of the blog post as the name of the file that constitutes that post on your website. However, some servers do not accept certain characters in file names (in addition to bullets, curly quotemarks, colons and slashes are also bad), and when you upload the file, the server renames the file to either remove or replace the "bad" characters - in this case, the bullets in the file name.

    But the HTML code of your website assumes the name of the file is unchanged - so your webpage links look for a file whose name includes the bullet, but the actual name of the file on the server doesn't include the bullet, and so you get an error when you click the link.

    This is really iWeb's fault - it should know better than to put such characters in a file's name - and the only good workaround is to not use those characters in your blog post titles.

    Unfortunately, to fix the problem for existing blog posts, you must delete the entire blog post and recreate it. (You can copy and paste the text of the post to somewhere else temporarily, so you don't have to retype it.) Then re-publish your website, and re-upload it, and that should fix the problems.

    Please let us know if you have questions about the above, and let us know if it fixes the problem.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Ian O\'Byrne Member

    Hey Scott,

    Thanks for the quick reply again...and the troubleshooting. I didn't even notice the bullets in there...but they most assuredly messed everything up. I cleaned them out and got it running. I may switch to another Web design tool in the future...perhaps Wordpress. But I will be sticking with Fetch.

    Thanks again,
    Ian O'Byrne

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Ian,

    You're welcome, and I'm glad to hear it's all working now.

    Have a good weekend, and please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #

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