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problem of editing uploaded files (5 posts)

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

    i tried editing the files i have already uploaded to my web server. but everytime i upload the edited files, it does not go through. i have to re-upload the whole website. is this really the "norm" for fetch?

    please help. thanks.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    No, that is normal behavior for Fetch, but it may be related to the program you're using to edit your webpages. We'll try to help figure out what the cause of the problem is.

    What program are you using to edit your webpages?

    And if I understand correctly, if you just upload one edited page, you do not see the updates, but if you upload the entire website, you do see the updates?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • frjun Member

    thanks Scott. I used Freeway4Pro to design.make the website. that is right, if i edit a page, and use Fetch to upload it to the server, i cannot see the corrected file so what i did was to delete all files again and re-upload the entire website, there - i see the corrections already.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    The way some webpage editing programs work is that you cannot just upload just one changed page after you make changes to your website; you must upload the whole thing again.

    Or, there are some special files that must be uploaded in addition to the one page that has changed in order for things to work right, and since only the program knows what's changed, the simplest way to get it to work is to upload the whole thing again.

    Apple's iWeb has this problem. This is a result of how iWeb exports the webpages after you update them; unfortunately, there's nothing Fetch can do about it.

    We aren't familiar with Freeway4Pro, but it sounds like it might have the same issue.

    One thing you could try next time you need to update your website is to try the Fetch Mirror command; it will look over your folder of webpage files and upload only the new or changed files. That way, if any non-obvious files have changed, they will get uploaded, but the whole website won't be uploaded again. See the Mirroring a local folder to a remote folder help topic in Fetch Help (or click on the link) for more information.

    Unfortunately, sometimes the webpage editor marks every page as "new," even if hasn't changed, which makes the Mirror command decide to upload everything anyway. But it's worth a try.

    Let us know if this helps, or if you have any other questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • frjun Member

    thanks, Scott. i will the best i can. also, i am emailing the support staff of the website design software.

    all the best. will respond to you soonest.

    maximo

    Posted 7 years ago #

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