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Republishing A New Home Page

Out with the old. In with the new

     
7:41 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would like to completely redesign my homepage, but I have a very large site, with many links and pictures. I have been told that all I have to do is design a new Index page and label it index_1.htm and when I get it the way that i like, simply "SAVE AS" index.htm when I am ready and it will automatically replace the old index.htm. Then delete the index_1.htm page.

I have also been told by someone else to create the new index_1.htm page, delete the old index,htm page, then rename the index_1.htm as index.htm.

I am afraid to completely delete the index.htm page first, for fear that it will completely eliminate my website. (It takes for ever to load again.)

However, there are some inherent problems in the earlier index page that I created when I didn't really know what I was doing, and I would like to completely clear it out and start new.

What is the best option for replacing the old index page with the new one and starting completely fresh with the new index page?

Thanks.

-Rocky

9:09 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I believe you said you were using FP in your previous post. Either of the two procedures above will work just fine.

Another would be to go to the code and delete everthing between <body> and </body> and start over using the same page.

That way you don't have to delete or overwrite the existing page.

1:21 pm on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Poppy 122:

Thank you!

If I delete or overwrite the existing page, will it completely clean out any "garbage" in there? In other words, will anything carry over from the previous file?

So far, I only use Front Page. And I have not studied HTML enough to write my own.

-Rocky

1:43 pm on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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When you overwrite a file it becomes the new file. Everything but the new file is gone.
1:59 pm on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Great! I will use the "Save As" option, since I am more comfortable with that.

Will I then have to publish the entire site again, or just simply the index.htm page? There is definately a difference in the Publishing Time!

7:26 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You will only need to publish the page you updated.
7:35 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, Poppy!

That is a relief.

-Rocky

 

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