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FP '98 -> 2002 - Publishing change

 4:30 pm on Nov 15, 2002 (gmt 0)


I have recently moved from FrontPage '98 to 2002.(Now, don't start!)

'98 used to allow me to specify a "directory path" when I published. 2002 seems to have removed this option.

My sites - pages really - weren't that big. Which meant that I could house more than one under an individual ISP Account. Now I can only Publish one site per Account. That means that all the URLs change and...well, there you go.

They might have made this change in an earlier version of Frontpage and I have just picked it up.

Am I missing something or is there a way round this?




 5:12 pm on Nov 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Welcome to webmasterworld, Roger! :)

If you go to FILE then PUBLISH WEB, you should get a sort of double window come up that has your file location (local) and then a publish destination URL below it (your domain - it has a browse button to enter your domain).

This should pop up if you click on the publish button as well.

Is this what you were meaning?


brotherhood of LAN

 7:05 pm on Nov 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi roger, welcome to WW

Now I can only Publish one site per Account.

So what causes this? Are you running out of disk space?

I understand that all your URL's would have to change if you put several sites under the one account, but getting a new version of FP shouldn't change anything.


 5:06 pm on Nov 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the replies!

Yes - I can go to Publish and up comes the double window with a From (me - where I am publishing from and what I want to Publish) and a to (what is in the location I am publishing to). What it doesn't do is let me specify a subdirectory to publish into.

There is also an option to delete files from the "to" directory but I think this is a file management option and will delete those files from that location not from what I want to update.

I can specify and change the domain - but this is just my ISP. It doesn't contain any reference to my account.

I am also asked to logon with the account email address - but again this is for the whole account.

With '98 I had an additional field that asked me if having selected the account that I wanted to publish to whether I then wanted to name a Directory Path within it. I could use this to name the site and hold several sites in the one account. So drop down one further or even several further steps.

Have I just misunderstood the way the from and to panes in the new Publish Dialogue work? I have just had another look at it and I can't see where it would allow me to specify a new Subdirectory name without overwriting anything in the main account.

Tricky - isn't it.


brotherhood of LAN

 5:36 pm on Nov 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hey Roger,

Forgive me if ive still got the wrong end of the stick...

What it doesn't do is let me specify a subdirectory to publish into.

When you click publish there should be a path at the top of the box pointing to the URL where you want to publish your website files. There is also a button to change this to the right of it.

You don't have to write [mydomain.com...] in it.....you can put in anything like [mydomain.com...] and publish a the whole site (or certain files and folders) to that particular place.

Essentially, your online websites haven't changed and the FP publishing feature is not all that different from the older one.

If you want to publish your website to a specific folder on your online server then click on the folder that you want to upload to and publish your website to it.

If you don't want to publish all the files in your local site to the online site then press CTRL+your left mouse button to multiply select what files you want to go into that folder.

You can always change the publishing path to something like C:/Inetpub/wwwroot/ or something like that and publish your website to another folder on your computer....just to see how it does it.

Hope that;s help in the right direction.


 4:57 pm on Nov 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

Gee...I had a bash at that - and I was just about to reply that it didn't do anything for me when - I thought..what if I take my account name out. And it works.

I had tried :

mydomain.com/my account name/my site name

and it really wanted :

mydomain.com/my site name

Sorry - I thought it needed the whole path but obviously it gets that from elsewhere when I sign on as part of the upload.

Just as well - I had only just got one of the sites onto Google so to lose it was - dumb...

Thanks for being patient and walking me through it!


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