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Is there a way to upload withouth FP ext.?



4:29 pm on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I wanted to know if there is a way to upload a fp site to a host that doesn't provide FP extensions. Using a normal FTP? or how do I go about doing this, or is this even possible?


4:36 pm on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'd think if the host server provides those extensions it is for a very good reason and not one you'll be able to circumvent.



4:40 pm on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You may upload a FP site to a host that does not host FP server extensions, however.... Any frontpage components you have used in creation of your web site such as form components, themes etc. will not work. Front page I believe gives you an option to publish via FTP.

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4:53 pm on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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When you click "publish" with Frontpage it'll check for extensions on the server you are uploading to.

AFAIK, if there are no extensions found, Frontpage will give you a warning and ask if you would like to FTP it instead......and the publish box changed from http:// to ftp://

It shouldnt be a prob if you are not using the extensions as said.....


5:07 pm on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Great thanks. I am not using any of the front page components, nor am I using a theme. I am using pure html. Thanks a lot, for your advice and help.


7:44 am on Jan 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Here is Microsoft's list of Components That Require FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions [support.microsoft.com]. Themes will work regardless of whether server extensions are used.


12:47 am on Jan 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The easiest (and safest) way to use FTP with FrontPage is to simply "publish" to a local directory.

When FP asks for the "location to which you want to publish," simply type in c:\sitename instead of an URL. If it doesn't already exist, FP will create the folder.

FrontPage uses a LOT of hidden folders and files to synchronize itself with your server. You'll want to clean those out of your local copy before you use FTP, or you'll just be cluttering up your server. Delete anything, file or folder, that starts with an underscore. At that point, you can use any FTP client you have available to move the site.


9:41 pm on Jan 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Do FrontPage forms generally work without extensions?


12:33 am on Feb 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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To do anything useful, all forms require an action parameter in the form tag. When you create a form in FP, by default, it will set an extension (a webbot) as the action. Change the action to point to your own CGI program, either through the interface or directly in the code, and the form will work fine without any FP Extensions on the server.

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