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Linking new files to old website address (10 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by glev
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • glev Member

    I've deleted all my old files and uploaded a complete set of new ones. How do I get my old url address to open the new entry page?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    I assume you have a domain name for your website, and you want the new website to appear when you enter that domain name?

    If your entry page is named index.html, your address should automatically load it.

    If that is not happening - and instead you're getting an error when you enter your URL - then you may not have uploaded your website to the correct location; a common problem is that when your website is in a folder, you need to upload the contents of the folder - but not the folder itself - to your server.

    If the above advice does not help sort out the problem, if can provide more specifics about your situation (such as exactly what you want to happen and what program you're using to create your website), we may be able to provide more advice.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • glev Member

    Thanks for replying so quickly Scott. My website address is geofflevitus.com In reworking all my files I named the index file index109.html I guess I can change the name back but fear this will mean I'll have to update the links on every page, which I will do if necessary. I'll try changing the name and see what happens. I'm using Dreamweaver. Your advice is much appreciated.
    Geoff

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Geoff,

    Yes, it sounds like you'll need to rename your index file to index.html (all lower-case) and redo the links, I'm afraid, in order to get things working.

    If you're still having problems after doing that, let us know and we'll try to advise.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • glev Member

    Hi Scott
    I renamed it index.html, changed all the links in every single page but still no joy. I get the 404 error message. I have tried getting there via a search of my name on google, and the address there opens an Index file list which contains all the site files. One thing I have noticed is that the index file and the 4 gallery files do not show as Dreamweaver files on my desktop, while all the others do. However in Dreamweaver itself they all look the same. It's a mystery to me. What do you think is the problem?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Geoff,

    I apologize if this seems like a stupid question, but just to be sure - you did upload your files again after renaming the file to index.html and fixing the links, correct?

    Assuming the answer to that question is yes, when you go to your website through Google and see the list of files, and click on the Index.html file you see in the list, is that the updated file you're hoping will be displayed automatically?

    I'm not sure why your index file and gallery files aren't listed as Dreamweaver files on your Mac, but I don't think that is related to this problem.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • glev Member

    No need to apologise Scott, it could easily have been the case. But yes, I did re-upload all the files. The index.html file I see in the list is the one I hope to be displayed. During a recent effort to work this out, while trying again to get to the site I got a message apparently from Apache saying they were working on it. I don't know what's going on but I'm not getting anywhere.
    Thanks for your efforts Scott

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Geoff,

    Here's what I'd try next:

    * Connect to your server.
    * Do you see the Index.html file (with the first letter capitalized) in the list of files in Fetch?
    * If yes, delete it.
    * Then upload the index.html file from your Mac (where the name should be in lowercase) to the server.

    Does that fix the problem?

    But if you don't see the Index.html file (with the first letter capitalized in the Fetch list), let me know.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • glev Member

    Hi Scott
    I could feel like a complete idiot but will settle for a new pair of glasses. You were right, there was a capital "I" instead of lowercase. I thought I'd been so careful but missed that little sucker, the most important one. So I've redone everything, reloaded, and it all works in both Fireworks and Safari - I haven't tried any other browsers yet. So thanks very much for your help, I'd give you a big kiss if you were here so it's just as well you're not. Thanks again
    Geoff

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Geoff,

    You're welcome, I'm glad to hear everything is working now!

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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