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transferring IWeb 08 updated site (10 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by Aromagician
  • Latest reply 4 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Aromagician Member

    I created an iweb site last year, which is loaded on the server.
    I have since updated the site in iweb08 and am trying to put the updated version on the website.
    I have been tryng to use the mirror feature

    1) First I published the updated site to a new folder.
    2) then I clicked mirror, and chose the folder where I had saved the site.
    3) I then clicked mirror.

    Now another box comes up with all the folders in it.
    i.e html, index.hml, site,Logs , bash

    It seemed to be doing it stuff, but the website is exactly the same when it stopped as before?
    I reloaded the page on the webserver to see if it was different but it wasnt?? I checked on a PC to view the site, and it was exactly the same. That is not updated.
    What am I doing wrong?

    Have a missed a step?
    Do I need to choose the individual files in the local box rather than the folder that all the files are in?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Aromagician Member

    I have checked on the server, and it says to put all files in the htdocs file, so I wnent back and for the local file instead of using the folder where I saved the updated site to I clicked on the "site" folder within it and on the remote I entered the servers address etc, and put in htdocs for the path??
    But that has not worked either.

    When I looked in the folder on my server it shows the updated files are not in the htdocs folder but outside of it.

    Help?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Aromagician Member

    Okay , I am getting somewhere, it is there now, but some of the changes are not quite right. Headings are over top of other text boxes.
    Not sure what to do there?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Problems with the appearance of the webpage probably aren't related to Fetch, but if you send us the address of a page with the problem, we'll take a look and see if we have any advice.

    My guess is your initial attempt didn't work because you uploaded the new copy of your site to a folder inside the old copy of the site, instead of replacing the old site.

    We have step by step instructions on using Fetch to upload websites created with iWeb - it may be helpful to read it over if you haven't already; it also links to a help topic that suggests solutions to common problems.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • JESSE RASMUSSEN Member

    I AM 89 YEARS OLD SO NO PROBLEM IS CAUSED BY ME. THAT IS WHEN THINGS GO WRONG, IT IS ALWAYS THE OTHER PERSON'S FAULT.
    I HAVE A MACINTOSH COMPUTER, MADE WEBSITE, PUT IT ONTO FETCH AND NOW MY PROBLEM. HOW DO I PUT THE WEB ONTO GODADDY FROM THE FETCH PROGRAM? I AMM SURE I HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT I DID THE FIRST TIME I DID IT. I HAVE TO GET RID OF OLD WEBSITE (RIGHT?)
    THANKS

    NEVER GIVE UP! never, Never, NEVER! BY WINSTON CHURCHIL

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Jesse,

    It's not always necessary to delete the old website first, although sometimes that is helpful.

    In order to give you the best advice, what program did you use to create your website?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • JESSE RASMUSSEN Member

    SCOTT McGuire
    If we keep this up, we just might become true friends and TRUE FRIENDS ARE SOMEONE WHO REACHES FOR YOUR HAND AND TOUCHES YOUR HEART.
    THE PROGRAM I USED IS MACINTOSH "iWEB".
    I CALLED GODADDY LAST NIGHT AND HE GOT ME ON THE WEB BUT I DO NOT KNOW HOW HE DID IT.
    TRY IT "www.lavendorable.com". now my next problem is i got price wrong on one page. how do I go about changing just one page? I would like that step by step instructions you talked about above and any other help you can give me. The simpler instructions seems to work better for me.
    Please tell me how you like my site. I did it all by myself with the help of iWEB, Macintosh, and Fetch.
    THANKS
    JESSE RASMUSSEN
    lavendorable@gmail.com

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Jesse,

    I'm glad to hear you got your website working.

    Unfortunately, when you're using iWeb, to make a change to one page, it is best to upload the entire website again, because sometimes making a change to one page in iWeb makes changes to other pages, even though you wouldn't expect it to.

    So I recommend fixing the error, and then repeating the steps you did before to upload the website.

    You can find the step-by-step instructions for uploading iWeb sites with Fetch by using this link:

    http://www.fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/help/Contents/Tutorial/UsingFetchWithiWeb.html

    We've tried to make them as simple as possible.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Edited 5 years ago #

  • Aromagician Member

    Hi, I just went to do this again, and had forgotten what to do all over again.
    I remember now, that I used Mirror.
    I published the iweb to a folder on the desktop. Then used mirror to transfer it. The mistake I was making was that I hadn't specified the folder at the remote location ( i.e. my webserver) It had to go into the htdocs file. If you dont do this, it publishes the new stuff to the websever folder, but not the appropriate place.
    also sometimes it takes a little while for the changes to show.

    Regards

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Aromagician,

    Thanks for sharing your experiences.

    Not every web server requires that website files go into an htdocs folder; some servers require that they go into a folder with a different name, and some don't require them to go into a special folder at all. But for servers that do require the files to go into the htdocs folder, it's good advice. We're glad to hear you figured it out.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

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