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  • Started 7 years ago by swashbuckler
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from guest
  • swashbuckler Member

    Hi, I'm using iweb for my website...the front page works well but however the links doesn't work.
    In iweb, the hyperlink is linked to one of the pages...i made using iweb including the front page
    I uploaded the whole file using fetch.
    please advise how i could make my links work.
    Thanks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    To make sure your website created in iWeb works after uploading, be sure to use iWeb's "Publish to a Folder" command, and then upload the entire contents of the folder created by iWeb, without making any changes - do not rearrange or rename files.

    If this advice does not help, please send us the address (URL) of your webpage, and we'll take a look at it and try to figure out what's wrong.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • swashbuckler Member

    Hi Scott,

    I published everything to the folder and has uploaded the entire contents using fetch without altering anything.
    my url is www.embarkz.com
    would appreciate if you could enlighten me on this!
    Thanks lots!

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi,

    To make sure your website created in iWeb works after uploading, be sure to use iWeb's "Publish to a Folder" command, and then upload the entire contents of the folder created by iWeb, without making any changes - do not rearrange or rename files.

    If this advice does not help, please send us the address (URL) of your webpage, and we'll take a look at it and try to figure out what's wrong.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Looking at the web page, the problem seems to be that most of your links aren't pointing to the correct places (or any place).

    I'd go back into iWeb and re-do all the links, use the Inspector to verify them, and then re-publish the website to the folder and re-upload it.

    I think Fetch has uploaded everything, it's just that the links don't point to the right files.

    Hope this helps,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Hello-

    I'm pretty sure that, for whatever reasons, the pages produced in iWeb are causing the difficulties, not Fetch. I checked the web site in BBEdit and found 4 broken links and 14 syntax errors on the front page.

    I haven't worked with iWeb, but I do know that a number of wysiwyg html editors introduce proprietary of incorrect code, among them Homepage (OS9) and Nvu. If you know someone who has some experience with iWeb, you might see if they could help you out, or at least steer you away from functions that don't work or are otherwise difficult to deal with. Lastly, check the web site on your local drive to make sure it's working properly before you upload. Hope this helps.

    Originally posted by swashbuckler:

    Hi, I'm using iweb for my website...the front page works well but however the links doesn't work.
    In iweb, the hyperlink is linked to one of the pages...i made using iweb including the front page
    I uploaded the whole file using fetch.
    please advise how i could make my links work.
    Thanks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • swashbuckler Member

    Hi Scott,

    Did everything but it's still the same:()
    any idea why?

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi,

    Looking at the web page, the problem seems to be that most of your links aren't pointing to the correct places (or any place).

    I'd go back into iWeb and re-do all the links, use the Inspector to verify them, and then re-publish the website to the folder and re-upload it.

    I think Fetch has uploaded everything, it's just that the links don't point to the right files.

    Hope this helps,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Hello swashbuckler,

    Your web page design is attractive. I'm sure it'll be big success once things are straightened out.

    I had a couple of minutes this AM to check "Home of the Swashbucklers.html" in BBEdit, thinking that there might be an easy fix. However, there's too much going on for me to manage (please see below) as a freebie. Perhaps Scott can chime in with some assistance here, but I'm absolutely positive that Fetch is not the source of the problems you're experiencing with the web site links.

    Results of "Check Links" in BBEdit (:**: refers to the line number):
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:9: File “Home of the Swashbucklers.js” not found.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:13: A Mac OS error occurred while resolving this url: error code -37.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:13: Reserved or excluded characters need encoding. (Correct encoding is “Construction%20in%20progress,%20kindly%20bear%20with%20us!
    Thank%20you!

    Howdy%20all!
    Welcome%20to%20the%20humble%20site%20of%20embarkz...click%20on%20the%20above% 20links
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:15: File “Outdoor retreats & camps” not found.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:15: Reserved or excluded characters need encoding. (Correct encoding is “Outdoor%20retreats%20&%20camps”.)
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:15: URL is an empty string.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:16: File “Mountain biking trips” not found.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:16: Reserved or excluded characters need encoding. (Correct encoding is “Mountain%20biking%20trips”.)
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:16: URL is an empty string.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:17: File “Corporate Teambuilding
    activities” not found.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:17: Reserved or excluded characters need encoding. (Correct encoding is “Corporate%20Teambuilding
    activities”.)
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:17: URL is an empty string.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:18: File “Embarkz’s Forums” not found.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:18: Reserved or excluded characters need encoding. (Correct encoding is “Embarkz%E2%80%99s%20Forums”.)
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:18: URL is an empty string.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:19: File “Snapshots” not found.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:19: URL is an empty string.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:21: File “about us” not found.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:21: Reserved or excluded characters need encoding. (Correct encoding is “about%20us”.)

    Results of "Check Syntax" in BBEdit (:**: refers to the line number):
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:13: Value of attribute “longdesc” for element “<img>” is invalid; URL path needs encoding (“Construction%20in%20progress,%20kindly%20bear%20with%20us!
    Thank%20you!

    Howdy%20all!
    Welcome%20to%20the%20humble%20site%20of%20embarkz...click%20on%20the%20above %20links%20to%20get%20access%20to%20more%20information%20about%20our%20exciti”).
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:13: Document type doesn't permit attribute “onload” within element “<area>”.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:15: Value of attribute “longdesc” for element “<img>” is invalid; URL path needs encoding (“Outdoor%20retreats%20&%20camps”).
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:15: URI attribute value for attribute “href” is empty.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:15: Document type doesn't permit attribute “onload” within element “<area>”.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:16: Value of attribute “longdesc” for element “<img>” is invalid; URL path needs encoding (“Mountain%20biking%20trips”).
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:16: URI attribute value for attribute “href” is empty.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:16: Document type doesn't permit attribute “onload” within element “<area>”.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:17: Value of attribute “longdesc” for element “<img>” is invalid; URL path needs encoding (“Corporate%20Teambuilding
    activities”).
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:17: URI attribute value for attribute “href” is empty.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:17: Document type doesn't permit attribute “onload” within element “<area>”.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:18: Value of attribute “longdesc” for element “<img>” is invalid; URL path needs encoding (“Embarkz%E2%80%99s%20Forums”).
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:18: URI attribute value for attribute “href” is empty.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:18: Document type doesn't permit attribute “onload” within element “<area>”.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:19: URI attribute value for attribute “href” is empty.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:19: Document type doesn't permit attribute “onload” within element “<area>”.
    /Home of the Swashbucklers.html:21: Value of attribute “longdesc” for element “<img>” is invalid; URL path needs encoding (“about%20us”).

    Originally posted by swashbuckler:

    Hi Scott,
    Did everything but it's still the same any idea why?

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Originally posted by swashbuckler:

    Did everything but it's still the same :()
    any idea why?

    I'm sorry, but I'm not too familiar with iWeb.

    Here's one thing to try - after you use "Publish to Folder" in iWeb, open up the folder, double-click on the index.html file in the folder. This will open the generated website locally (so that the pages are being read from your Mac, not the server). Do all the links work properly when you do this?

    If not, the problem is either in iWeb's export or how the site is set up.

    If the website works properly locally, but not after you upload it to your server, make sure you're uploading the new files to the same place your server is looking for them - that is, make sure what you're seeing on your website is not out-of-date files (make some obvious change on the front page so you know the new file is in place). Sorry, I know that sounds obvious but it can be easy to get wrong (I've made that mistake).

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Hello swashbuckler,

    If you're in the vicinity of any Apple stores, they have iWeb sessions from time to time where I imagine you could bring your web site files.

    Posted 7 years ago #

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