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How to upload a document to Website (2 posts)

  • Started 12 years ago by Nena
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Nena Member


    i am trying to upload a document that I have to my website. I have it saved in fetch, but when i use the "put" button, it does not go onto the website. I may be missing a step. I am very new to all of this and need as many instructions as possible! Thank you so much!

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Nena,

    If you see a document in the Fetch window, you have already uploaded it to the server. The "Put" button is for uploading files to the server (it does the same thing as dragging and dropping files on the Fetch window), so if the file is already in the Fetch window, then you don't need to use the "Put" button.

    I would recommend you read over our what is Fetch? and introductory Fetch tutorial help topics for more information about what Fetch does and how to use it.

    So the file is already on your server; to make it accessible in a web browser, you may need to create or edit a webpage that links to the file, or if your document is a webpage, you may need to give it a special name or put it in a special folder to make it appear in a web browser. Exactly what you need to do is different on each server, so we can't give advice about that - if you're not sure, you'll need to contact the people who run the server (your hosting company) for further advice.

    Basically, Fetch uploads files and that is all - you need to know the right place to put files and the right names to give them in order to make them work on a website. You can use Fetch to put them in the correct place on the server, and to give the file a new name, but Fetch cannot create or edit webpages or websites - you need to use another tool to do that, and you can use Fetch to put the website files on the server after that.

    I hope this helps some, please let us know if you have further questions.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #


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