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Where is upload?? (4 posts)
- Started 8 years ago by PCKid
- Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
I'm struggling with this program. Just bought it and got my website on the net no probs. Now I want to update it and don't know how.Everyone talks about uploading but I can't find an upload option anywhere. I bring up my hostname automatically and it finds my site (unimaginatively called site) and says connecting and there are all my files and it now says connected but when I go to my web-page nothing has changed. Does the update have to be done manually? I thought this program would automatically update anything newer. I do like the little dog running madly around though :)
Scott McGuire Administrator
There are two parts to the answer to your question.
First, the upload function of Fetch is called "Put" - you should see a Put button in the toolbar, and when you click on it, it will prompt you to choose files and folders to put (upload). (Or, you can choose Put from the Remote menu.)
You can also upload files and folders simply by dragging them from your Macintosh hard drive into the Fetch window.
You may want to read our Putting a file tutorial in Fetch Help (or click the link here).
Second, Fetch does have a function to upload only new or changed files. It's called Mirror. It doesn't happen automatically, but you can set it up so that you can make it happen by just double-clicking one file.
For more information about the Mirror command, please see the Mirroring a local folder to a remote folder topic in Fetch Help (or click on the link here). It describes how to get started, and how to save a mirror document so that you can do further updates by just double-clicking a file.
Please let us know if you have further questions.
Thanks Scott for that. Just one last thing. Am I right in assuming that basically the folder with all your stuff in and the index.html that is 1 level back in the hierarchy are the files that are updated and that every-time you make a change you must always update that particular index.html file?
Scott McGuire Administrator
You're using iWeb, is that correct?
You need to upload everything that iWeb puts in the folder when you use the "Publish to Folder" command.
For example, let's assume your website is called "Family Trip", and when you use "Publish to a Folder," you tell iWeb to put its files in a folder called "My New Website."
Once iWeb is done, in the Finder you will see:
My New Website (folder)
Family Trip (folder)
Inside the "Family Trip" folder will be folders and files corresponding to each page of your website.
For your website to work correctly, you must be sure to upload both that index file, and the website folder - that is, upload the entire contents of the "My New Website" folder, but don't upload the "My New Website" folder itself.
Unfortunately, iWeb updates every page even when you just make a change to one single page, so you must upload your entire website again after making one change.
For more advice on using Fetch and iWeb, see the using Fetch to upload websites created with iWeb topic in Fetch Help (or click the link here).
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