iWeb 08 Publishing Instructions [VIDEO]

iWeb 08 Publishing Instructions

This is the first site I have saved in iWeb
This is not the first site site I have saved in iWeb

 

Difficulty:

 

This is the first site I have saved in iWeb

 

WATCH THE VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS
The video is meant to be used in conjunctions with the instructions below the video.

 

1. Once you've built your site in iWeb, go under File menu and select "Publish To a Folder..."

 

iWeb Menu

 

In the resulting dialog box, highlight your desktop and click the "New" button to create a new folder. Call this folder "Exported Site" (this can be named anything, but for the sake of these instructions this is the name we're assigning) , click "Create" to make the folder and then click "Publish" to export your site to the newly created folder .

 

iWeb Publish Dialog

 

On your Desktop you'll now have a "Exported Site" folder. Inside that folder there will be 2 items: a file called index.html and a folder.

 

2. Use an FTP program like Transmit (instructions can be found here) to connect to your space on our servers. The goal is to make the remote "public_html" folder (the one on our servers) mirror the local "Exported Site " folder (the one you just created on your desktop). To do this, you will only upload the index.html file and folder from inside your Exported Site folder into the public_html folder on the server. there are no more and no less than two items you will be uploading into the "public_html" directory on the remote servers: index.html and the folder inside your Exported Site folder. This is where problems arise so we're putting this instruction in for the 3rd time and it's very own paragraph:

 

IMPORTANT (PLEASE READ):
You will ONLY upload the index.html file and folder from inside your Exported Site folder into the public_html folder on the server. Again, there are no more and no less than two items you will be uploading into the "public_html" directory on the remote servers: index.html and the folder inside your Exported Site folder.

Almost all of the iWeb problems that are reported are from this instruction not being followed. If you go to your site and you see a page that says "Index of /", that means the above instruction wasn't followed proplerly.

 

ALSO:
DO NOT USE THE SYNCHORIZE FUNCTION WHEN UPLOADING YOUR SITE.
The synchronize function is very specific and unless all of the correct pieces in place, there's a high likelyhood that you will delete all of the crucial system files from your account on the server. For that reason, we repeat the instruction: DO NOT USE THE SYNCHRONIZE FUNCTION.

 

NOTE: Apple made all versions of iWeb prior to iWeb '09 unnecessarily difficult when it comes to publishing. You will need to go through this prodcedure anytime you want to make a change to your site. For that reason, we recommend using iWeb '09 rather than older versions of iWeb.

 

This is not the first site I've saved in iWeb

 

Difficulty:

 

1. Once you've built your site in iWeb, go under File menu and select "Publish To a Folder..."

 

iWeb Menu

 

In the resulting dialog box, highlight your desktop and click the "New" button to create a new folder. Call this folder "Exported Site" (this can be named anything, but for the sake of these instructions this is the name we're assigning) , click "Create" to make the folder and then click "Publish" to export your site to the newly created folder.

 

iWeb Publish Dialog

 

On your Desktop you'll now have a "Exported Site" folder. Inside that folder there will be at least 3 items: a file called index.html and folders containing each site you've saved in iWeb (the folders will be titled with whatever you name you saved the site under).

 

2. Use an FTP program like Transmit (instructions can be found here) to connect to your space on our servers.

 

3. Open the folder containing your site inside of the Exported Site folder.

 

multi site in iWeb

The goal is to make the remote "public_html" folder (the one on our servers) mirror the contents of the folder containing your site. To do this, you will drag and drop the files from inside of your site folder (which is located inside of the Exported Site folder). Do not upload the site folder itself but the contents of the site folder. (So if your second site is the "Site_2" folder in the image above, you would only want to upload the Blank_Files folder, blank.html, feed.xml, index.html, Media folder and Scripts folder)

 

IMPORTANT:
DO NOT USE THE SYNCHORIZE FUNCTION WHEN UPLOADING YOUR SITE.
The synchronize function is very specific and unless all of the correct pieces in place, there's a high likelyhood that you will delete all of the crucial system files from your account on the server. For that reason, we repeat the instruction: DO NOT USE THE SYNCHRONIZE FUNCTION.

 

NOTE: Apple made all versions of iWeb prior to iWeb '09 unnecessarily difficult when it comes to publishing. You will need to go through this prodcedure anytime you want to make a change to your site. For that reason, we recommend using iWeb '09 rather than older versions of iWeb.

 

 

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