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Put is still confusing me (6 posts)

  • Started 7 years ago by PCKid
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • PCKid Member

    The more I try the worse I get. It was all good the first time I put my site up. Basically bla bla first part then ~pckid/Welcome.html All was good. The first time I tried to do an update I ended up with ~pckid/site/Welcome.html So I tried again then I had ~pckid/site/site/Welcome.html So I've cleared it all out and now I enter my hostname and the Fetch window opens connected and it's blank. I've done something as I appear to have no website at all. So I click on Put and my window choice is 2 things Site (the folder where all my web pages are) and index.html. What I'm looking at is the main folder under my Home called Sites and in it is the index.html and the folder Site. So I first of all clicked on the index.html and it said completed. Then I clicked on Site, went to the right hand window and selected all the files and folders and Put them. It took awhile but after that the website was changed to ~pckid/blog/blog files/welcome.html. Now totally not what I wanted. So I thought I'll try again. Put the root file index.html on then Put the folder Site on. Again took a long time now my site is gone completely. Tearing my hair out here trying to work out what I'm doing wrong.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    We're sorry that you're continuing to have problems. We realize that the process of exporting iWeb websites, and then uploading them using Fetch, can be confusing.

    However, I took a look at your website, in order to try to give you advice, and it appears to be working at the moment. I went to:

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~pckid/

    But perhaps this is not the correct website, or is out of date.

    If you are still experiencing problems, please let us know.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 09-13-2007).]

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • PCKid Member

    If I click on your link here it automatically changes to this one (which used to be correct) and it is the main members page not my site

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~pckid/Site/Welcome.html

    This is what I'm trying to achieve as I have sent it to all my friends and family. Now you know my website can you please step me through it to get me to the address I need. I'm really new to Mac from PC (it's a better machine by the way) so I'll list where I have my website stored on my machine and you can tell me how to do it. In Mac Finder the picture of the House is called PCKid. All the main Music, Pictures, Documents etc are there including a folder called Sites (iWeb made it by default). In there is index.html and my folder called Site. If I open Site there is all the website in there. Sorry to be so thick with this I'm not new to computing I just don't seem to be able to get the pathing right . Look forward to your next reply. :) It is now embarrassing as all my PC friends are blaming the Mac though they were VERY impressed with the Site when it worked. Thanks for the support so far.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    The address displayed by the web browser changes because of the way iWeb-created websites work. iWeb hides its important files several folders deep, and then creates a file at the top level telling the web browser how to find them.

    When you enter:

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~pckid

    the web server automatically looks for, and opens, a file named "index.html" in the "pckid" account. So really entering

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~pckid

    is equivalent to entering

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~pckid/index.html

    The index.html file, which was created by iWeb, is really just a redirection file - all it does is tell the web browser to go open a different file. It tells the web browser to open the main file of the iWeb site, which in the case of the website above, is the "Welcome.html" file inside the "Site" folder on the server.

    So the web browser ends up displaying:

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~pckid/Site/Welcome.html

    because that is the "true" address of the iWeb-created website's home page. It's a bit ugly, but ultimately it doesn't really matter, since folks can get to it by entering the simpler address that I started with.

    I'm afraid I don't think I understand what you're trying to accomplish. You say the site being displayed is "the main member's" site. I don't understand what you mean. Do you know whose site this is?

    Do you want to replace the site currently being displayed at your address, or are you hoping to have two websites at the same address, both the one that is currently there, and a new one?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • PCKid Member

    I think I have it now. What I meant by the members site is if you get it wrong it shows iinets main members page. Not a specific one. I finally got it working ok by doing some googling. It appears that Safari has some caching issues. It wouldn't refresh even by selecting reload page. So whilst it never seemed to be working I think it was. So after advice re that I Cleared the Safari cache and reset Safari and now it works. So maybe I wasn't as stupid as I thought. :0 Maybe! Thanks for the support Scott. Check the Blog now. Whenever I visited the States on business people always asked me if we all had Kangaroos in our back garden. We actually live on a property in the Swan Valley Wine region of Western Australia and we feed about a dozen of them everyday. The picture on the Blog is about 5 steps from our front door. Thanks again.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Yes, sometimes the only way to see your website updates is to empty the Safari cache; this seems to be a particular problem with iWeb-created sites for some reason. I apologize that I hadn't suggested you try that.

    Anyway, I'm glad you've got it working now!

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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