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

    Hi. I am trying to figure out how to make the "Home" page created in fetch open as the link I have been assigned for my club.

    The page that I have been assigned is: http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/pennlife (which doesn't work at all)

    That should be the home page...but I'm not sure how to make the home page I created link to that. Right now the home page I want as the above link is: http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/pennlife/Penn%20for%20Life%20-%20About.html

    Does anyone know how I can get the page I created to be the page that opens with the correct URL?

    Thanks so much!

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    In order for http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/pennlife to work you need to have an index file in the pennlife folder on the server. The index file should be named index.html and should either be or redirect to your home page.

    What software did you use to create the website? Did it generate an index.html page?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Melissa Member

    There was an index.html page in the Fetch files, but I accidentally deleted it. Does this mean I need to create a new index.html page?

    Thanks so much!

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The index.html page you deleted might have been a placeholder, or it might have been what you need; it's hard to tell without more information.

    It looks like the website was created in Microsoft Word. Is that correct? Does Word generate an index.html file for you?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Melissa Member

    The pages (there are a bunch of individual html files) were all created in Microsoft Word (I never created them---I've just been editing them, and accidentally deleted the index one). Therefore, I have no idea if Word made an index file when it was originally created.

    -Melissa

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Do you have a backup of the deleted index.html page? Do you have a Word file named "index"?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Melissa Member

    I don't think there is a backup anywhere...I'm new at this, and I was just given the information to get into the Pennlife file where I was supposed to edit/update the pages. Unfortunately, I do not have a Word file named index, and I have no idea who originally created the index page. Is there a way to make an index page?

    Thanks,
    Melissa

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It sounds like the http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/pennlife/Penn%20for%20Life%20-%20About.html page is the one you want to have as an index page. You could make a copy of it, and name it index.html. You'd want to be sure to make the same changes to both the "index.html" and "Penn for Life - About.html" files from now on.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Melissa Member

    I will try it later on tonight, and let you know how it works! Thanks so much!!

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Melissa Member

    It works!! Thanks so much!!

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Melissa Member

    I actually have one more question. I had a background added to my MS word documents, and the background image is in my fetch files, but when online, the picture background does not show up. Is there a way I can make it show up?

    Thanks!

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I'm not sure how to do that with Word. I would contact Microsoft support.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

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