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  • Started 11 years ago by georgeff
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • georgeff Member

    I posted a page on the web but I need to make changes. My original page on my Mac was named WEB PAGE 9. I uploaded this to my site, www.thelittlegreenie.com. It was renamed "index.htm" by doteasy.com. When I click on "index.htm" in the left panel and Get Info, the name that comes up on the right panel is geoxx@ftp.thelittlegreenie.com.

    I've changed the names of all the 6 images for my site to lower case and have eliminated all punctuation marks. The page name has been changed to web page 12. The new and/or renamed images and the new page have all been put into one folder on my Mac.

    How do I use this new folder to replace the old material? Should I upload the new folder first and then delete all the other stuff? Should I delete all the other stuff first and then upload the new folder? After I get the new folder uploaded, it is either open or I open it. Do I then select "web page 12" and select Remote>Rename> and name it "index.htm"?

    Will this process effectively substitute the new page for the old one?

    Thanks for comments.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I would follow these steps:

    1) Delete the files on the server (using the Delete folders and files... command in the Remote menu in Fetch).

    2) Rename the web page file on your Mac to index.htm.

    3) Preview the web page by dropping the index.htm file on your Mac onto your web browser's icon. Make sure the page looks correct before proceeding with uploading it.

    4) Upload all the files that make up your web page. You don't want to upload the folder they are all contained by, just the files themselves. The easiest way to do that is to drag the icons for all the files from the Finder into the Fetch window.

    I hope this helps,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • georgeff Member

    Jim--

    Thanks for the comments.

    I opened Fetch to my website and deleted all the original files I had uploaded.

    I had updated my web page file and renamed it index.htm on my Mac. I uploaded this renamed file via Fetch.

    But when I go to the site, www.thelittlegreenie.com the original page still appears. Will this old page eventually be replaced by the new one? In looking through the help notes for Fetch, I find a reference to a Mirror Function, which has something to do with upgrading or replacing files. But I don't understand how to use it. Is it possible that I should have uploaded using this function, instead of just trying to replace the original files?

    Regards, George

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Try holding down the Option key and pressing the Refresh button in your browser. When I did that I got the new page.

    Uploading the files the way you did works just as well as using the Mirror command. The difference with the Mirror command is that it only uploads files that have changed since their last upload; since you had removed all the files from the previous upload it would have uploaded everything anyway.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • georgeff Member

    Jim--

    Thanks for the info. When I went to the page I found that the new stuff loaded. I guess what you did triggered the new stuff to load.

    George

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • danielthethird Member

    I am having the same problem with my web-page. I deleted all the old files and created index.htm along with uploading necessary images. I still get the old site www.mres-solar.org

    Is there a certain time delay or something. I don't understand where the old site could even be coming from without the old files.

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    There are two common causes of this problem. One is that your browser is showing you a cached copy of the page, i.e. showing you the page as it was at some point in the past. Pressing the Refresh or Reload button in the browser usually fixes that.

    Another possibility is that the files you deleted weren't actually the files corresponding to the website, i.e. that you were operating in the wrong directory on the server. In that situation the changes you make don't change the site you see in your browser because you aren't changing the right files. Your web service provider should be able to tell you where your web site files are stored on the server, but if they aren't helpful I can try to figure it out. To do that I'd want to see the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after you upload a file.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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