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  • Started 9 years ago by pikefish
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • pikefish Member

    I am using Fetch to upload a small website that I have made in iweb, I am not using an .mac account and am publishing to folder in iweb. Everything seems to go OK until the files are uploaded. Then I get an 403/Forbidden message meaning that I am unable to see access the website. My web host tells me that I have uploaded a folder into my root directory and that all I need to do is upload the files therein. Buth the file list consists of folders too - images for example. All that I have done is upload what Fetch has fetched!! Any help gratefully received. Thank you

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    The most common problem when trying to upload pages created with iWeb is that for your website to work correctly once you upload it, after you publish your website to a folder, you need to upload the contents of the folder - but not the folder itself - to your server. It sounds like this could be the source of your problem.

    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)
      index.html
      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.

    It may be best to delete the files that you've already uploaded to the server and start fresh before trying again.

    We have a help topic on using Fetch to upload websites created with iWeb (click the link to read it) - it has tips and covers a lot of possible problems that you might be running into, and it may be helpful to read it over if you haven't already.

    If you're still having problems after looking this over, please let us know and we'll try to figure it out.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • pikefish Member

    Scott

    Many thanks. I tried it and it worked. Let's hope that I can manage to successfully repeat the exercise when I want to update the site.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    You're welcome, glad to hear that did the trick!

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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