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Please help with iweb! (2 posts)

  • Started 16 years ago by Pugs1971
  • Latest reply 16 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Pugs1971 Member

    I am using fetch to upload my website from iweb. The directions seemed to be simple...I have now (I think) exported my pages from iweb and my web address still says coming soon. Does it take 24 hours to take effect? Or did I do something wrong?

    Posted 16 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    No, when you upload pages to your server, if they have been uploaded correctly, the should become visible immediately.

    First, I would go to your website's address, and choose your web browser's reload or refresh command. In Safari, go to the View menu and choose Reload Page.

    If the pages don't show up after doing that, check to make sure you uploaded your website files to the correct folder on the server. On many servers, the files that make up your website must go in a specially named folder, for example, one named "public_html", "htdocs", or "www" — the exact name of the folder will depend on your server. Usually you do not need to create this folder, it will already exist.

    If you are unsure which folder you should put your website files in, you should contact the company or person that runs the server and ask which folder you should upload website files to.

    Finally, be sure that you uploaded the contents of the folder where you published your website, but not the folder itself.

    For example, let's assume your website is called "Family Trip", and when you use iWeb's Publish to a Folder command, you tell iWeb to put its files in a folder called "My New Website." Once iWeb is done publishing your files, in the Finder you will see:

    My New Website (folder)
       Family Trip (folder)

    For your website to work correctly, you must be sure to upload both the index file, and the "Family Trip" folder (the folder with the name of your website). 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.

    Let us know if this helps or not.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 05-07-2008).]

    Posted 16 years ago #


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