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iWeb upload problems (26 posts)

  • Started 4 years ago by Travis
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Travis Member

    Hi I'm hoping to get some help regarding iWeb problems. I have created a site in iWeb and uploaded it and I get an error when I upload it. So, for a test , I then uploaded a non iWeb site to my server and it worked. I'm really confused, because when I test the index.htm for the iWeb site it seems like it's not there or something. When I look at the index.htm file for the non - iWeb site, I can edit it and it works just fine.

    Please help.

    Thank you,

    Travis

    Edited 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Travis,

    What error do you get when you try to upload the iWeb-created website?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Travis Member

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /usr/home/simonsphoto/index.html on line 1

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Travis,

    Just to double-check:

    Do get that error when the files are uploading with Fetch?

    Or do you get that error when trying to view the webpage in your browser, after it has been uploaded?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Travis Member

    I get that error when trying to view the site.

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Travis,

    What happens if you do the following?

    * Open the folder on your Macintosh that you published your website to.
    * Double-click the index.html file you'll find in there. Your web browser should open.
    * Go to one of the problem photo album pages.

    Do you get the same error when you do that?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Travis Member

    www.simonsphoto.com

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Travis Member

    I published the site to my macintosh hard drive and opened the index file and it worked perfectly.

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Travis Member

    I can't figure out why it will not work on the public website. urg.

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Travis,

    I would recommend connecting to the server, completely deleting the copy of the website on the server, publish the website from iWeb to a new folder on your Mac, and uploading the newly published copy of the website to the server. That may clear up the problem.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Travis Member

    Scott,
    Are you saying to go on to the server and delete everything then reupload via iWeb?

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Travis,

    Well, I had been assuming you had been using Fetch to upload your website, which requires that you publish the website to a folder first. But yes, try deleting everything and then uploading again.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Travis Member

    Ok, I'm going to try it again.

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Travis Member

    I exported the website to the mac hard drive, then used Fetch to upload it to the webserver and I get the following error still:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /usr/home/simonsphoto/index.html on line 1

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Travis,

    Since you are getting the same error regardless of whether you upload the website with Fetch or iWeb, and we know that the website does work when you try to open it from your Mac's hard drive, it looks like your server is causing the problem - based on the error, it sounds like maybe it does not like a line in your webpage's code. I would contact the company or people who run the server and ask for their advice to see if they know what the error means.

    Searching the web for "iWeb syntax error unexpected T_STRING" seems to lead to some suggestions; it may be that you need to edit the HTML created by iWeb to make your server happy. But I'd start by talking to the server people first, they may have a quick solution for you.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • anish Member

    i have the same problem try a differnet ftp server mine is with 000 webhost and it says exactly the same but with my ussername

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Reuben Member

    Same as anish, i use 000 webhost and get this exact error message when uploading iweb sites. Does anyone know how to fix this at all?

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • will bakker Member

    I am working with iweb. When I publish to the local folder, the folder remains empty. What am I doing wrong?

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Will,

    I would suggest contacting Apple (e.g. visiting the Genius Bar at an Apple Store, if that's feasible, or using their support discussion boards).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • will bakker Member

    Thank you Jim,
    Is this a problem you are familiar with? Is there no way I can work around it, for instance publish directly to the server?

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    No, I haven't heard of this problem. To use Fetch with iWeb you have to first publish to a folder, and the questions we get are usually about what happens after that step. I can't think of a good reason why iWeb would "publish" an empty folder.

    The latest version of iWeb is supposed to be able to publish directly to an FTP server. If you can get that to work you would not need to use Fetch.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • will bakker Member

    Hi Jim,
    I am a small step further now.
    On my Mac: When I choose the site www.mudfield.nl, in Safari, the site shows
    On my iPad; When I do the same, I read: Not found, the requested URL/basis.html was not found on this server.
    In Firefox the same text: Not found, and so on.

    Has something gone wrong with the naming of the site and what can I do about it?

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The page appears for me on my iPad (an iPad 2, running iOS 5.1.1). It also appears for me in Firefox 14.0.1 (the latest version, I believe).

    I would try again and see if you're still getting the same errors.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • will bakker Member

    Hi Jim,
    I still have the same problems. I found out that the name of the site has changed to: www.mudfield.nl/Basis.html
    Is there a way I can change that to just: www.mudfield.nl
    It seems it also gives problems on Outlook express.
    Thanks for your help!
    Will Bakker

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • will bakker Member

    Jim,
    I meant Internet Explorer instead of Outlook Express, I am not familiar with Windows.

    Thanks again,
    Will Bakker

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    www.mudfield.nl works for me in Internet Explorer on Windows.

    Posted 2 years ago #

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