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new to the upload (6 posts)

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

    just uploaded to godaddy. was able to use the webview to confirm the content. but the site is not online yet. not sure if it just takes a few hours or if it should show up immediately.

    when i did this, there was the 'old' site which i deleted (saved a copy on the desk top just in case) everything deleted except the stats folder, which godaddy said would be the case.

    did i miss something?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Usually this sort of behavior means that you have uploaded your website enclosed inside a folder, and it should not be inside that folder.

    Did you just select the entire folder containing your webpages and upload the entire folder?

    Which program are you using to create your website?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • kym Member

    yup. thats what i did. i uploaded the folder. i created the web site in iweb.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Okay, yes, when uploading pages created with iWeb, for your website to work correctly once you upload it, after you publish your website to a folder, you need to upload the contents of the folder - but not the folder itself - to your server.

    Here are some step-by-step instructions for uploading websites created in iWeb. I recommend you delete the folder on the server (in the Fetch window) that you have already uploaded before trying again.

    1. Create a folder on your desktop with the name of your website (something like "My Website March 5").
    2. In iWeb, go to the File menu, and choose Publish to a Folder.
    3. You will be prompted to choose a folder to put your website files in. Choose the folder you created on your desktop.
    4. iWeb will export the files that make up your website.
    5. Open Fetch.
    6. Enter the information for your server into the New Connection dialog and click Connect.
    7. A new window listing the folder and files on your server appears. This is the Fetch transfer window.
    8. In the transfer window, open the folder where you want to put your website files. You can change to a different folder by double-clicking on its icon. (Note that on some servers you do not need to change to a different folder.)
    9. Open the website folder you created on your desktop. You will see an index.html and one or more folders.
    10. Select all of these and drag them to the transfer window of Fetch.
    11. Fetch will start uploading your files and folders. The dog cursor runs until Fetch has finished putting your files on to the server.
    12. Once Fetch has finished uploading, visit your website to make sure it looks correct.

    Please let us know if you're still having problems.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • kym Member

    Yahoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks that did it!!!

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    You're welcome, we're glad to hear you're all set.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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