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  • Started 7 years ago by gruvsista
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from gruvsista
  • gruvsista Member

    I need some help with Fetch. I created a website using iWeb (.Mac). I bought a domain name from yahoo a while back. Now that I have a site ready, I need to use Fetch to publish the site from .Mac to yahoo.

    I've downloaded Fetch and I have all my login info from yahoo. I get how to upload files but I'm not sure which ones I need and where they need to go. I understand what an html file is. I can see my page but I can't see any graphics/photos, only text.

    I apologize in advance for my ignorance on this one. I'm a photographer, not a webmaster. Just trying my best to crash myself through..

    Thanks in advance for any help.. Feel free to email me directly. I'm sure this isn't a one line answer.

    JB
    gruvsista@yahoo.com

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    If you created your website in iWeb, you need to use iWeb's "Publish to Folder" feature, and then upload all the files iWeb creates when you do that.

    On many servers, the files that make up your website must go in a specially named folder, for example, one named "public_html", "htdocs", or "www" - the exact name of the folder will depend on your server. Usually you do not need to create this folder, it will already exist. Hopefully Yahoo told you if you needed to put the files in a certain folder.

    Here are step-by-step instructions for uploading your iWeb site:

    1. In iWeb, choose File > Publish to a Folder.
    2. You will be prompted to choose a folder to put your website files in. You may want to create and use a new folder, so they don't get mixed up with other files.
    3. Once you've selected a folder, click the Choose button and iWeb will export the files that make up your website.
    4. Open Fetch.
    5. In the New Connection dialog, enter the information the login info Yahoo gave you, and click Connect.
    6. Fetch opens a transfer window showing the folders and files on the server. In the transfer window, open the folder on the server where you want to place your website files (you can change to a different server folder by double-clicking on its icon).
    7. Drag the files created by iWeb in step 3 to the server folder, or click the Put button and you will be prompted to choose which files on your Macintosh to upload. Choose the files created by iWeb in step 3. Do not drag or select the folder containing the files; just drag or choose all the files and subfolders inside that folder.
    8. Fetch will start uploading your files and folders.
    9. Once Fetch has finished uploading, visit your website to make sure it looks correct. To make sure you are seeing your latest changes, choose your web browser's reload or refresh command (in Safari, choose View > Reload Page).

    Please let us know if you have any more questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • gruvsista Member

    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for the reply.. I checked with Yahoo. They say they have no special folder requirements. Of course that's as far as they go for support..arrrggg!

    I must be missing one small link. I can see my page, see text but no photos. I see they made it into my file manager with extenstion .png. I think iWeb must have changed them being they were .jpg when I dragged them over.

    Do I need to rename these? I must be missing something somewhere..

    Thanks again for the help!
    J~

    btw.. here's the web url. http://djstevian.com/Site/Welcome.html

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • gruvsista Member

    Hi Scott,
    Thanks for the reply.. I checked with Yahoo. They say they have no special folder requirements. Of course that's as far as they go for support..arrrggg!

    I must be missing one small link. I can see my page, see text but no photos. I see they made it into my file manager with extenstion .png. I think iWeb must have changed them being they were .jpg when I dragged them over.

    Do I need to rename these? I must be missing something somewhere..

    Thanks again for the help!
    J~

    btw.. here's the web url. http://djstevian.com/Site/Welcome.html

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    The problem does appear to be that it is looking for graphic files that it cannot find.

    Your webpage is looking jpg files, so I don't think iWeb would have converted them to png files but left the webpage links looking for jpg files.

    When you say, "I see they made it into my file manager with extenstion .png," could you explain more what you mean?

    If you connect with Fetch to your server, you should see a "Site" folder. Double-click on that folder to open it.

    Do you a folder named "Welcome_files" inside of it? And if you do, when you double-click on "Welcome_files", what do you see inside of that folder?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • gruvsista Member

    Yahoo sugested that I remove any "_" or spaces from my file names thinking that might be the issue so my welcome file in my Site folder is welcomefiles instead of welcome_files. Not sure if that's a problem but I thought I'd mention it.

    When I open welcomefiles I see the list of images both .jpg and .png. Some examples: image.png, navbar0normal.png, medium.jpg, transparent.gif, welcome.css, welcome.js.

    "When you say, "I see they made it into my file manager with extenstion .png," could you explain more what you mean?"

    When I uploaded my files into Fetch, it automatically added those files to the file manager on yahoo server. This is where I can see all the files in my site and what folder they are in. I can upload files from my hard drive directly into the file manager if desired. I used this option when I used Sitebuilder on my old PC.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • gruvsista Member

    Good news! I have no clue what I did..but it works!

    Thanks so much for all your help!

    Now to get the real site up rather than just a shell.

    Posted 7 years ago #

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