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skywalker
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Upload Publisher 2007 WebPage problems

Post by skywalker » Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:02 pm

Hello,
I'm fairly new to building websites, so bear with me....

I have created a Web Page using Publisher 2007. Publisher saves the information in 2 ways;
"Your Website.htm" file
and
"Your Website_files" folder which has the following in the folder;
filelist.xml
image387.gif
image388.gif
Page350.htm
WS_FTP.log (Text document)

I'm using WS_FTP LE (V5.08) to upload the website to exetel.
Once WS_FTB is loaded, I click on Connect
I use the following information;
Profile Name: Loose Ends
Host Name/Address: home.exetel.com.au
Host Type: Automatic detect
User ID: fw_loosends
Password: **********

Click on OK and it connects to the exetel site. At the top left side in remote site shows "/"
I transfer the above 2 files, then exit.

I type in the Web Address URL http://home.exetel.com.au/loosends and get "403 Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /loosends/ on this server."

Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Dazzled
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Re: Upload Publisher 2007 WebPage problems

Post by Dazzled » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:09 pm

These Windows web publishing apps usually produce some pretty awful, bad syntax code, but for starters:
1 Take the Your-Website.htm output file, and rename it index.html. Spell it exactly as that, all lower case, 4 letter suffix.
2. Using the ftp client transfer index.html to the server. Just the file - no folder. (alternatively, move it across and then rename it on the server)
3. See what happens, post again if there is trouble and I'll be back tomorrow.

If there is any further trouble you will either have invalid or incomplete html code or else improper permisssions on the fie. This server, like most of the web, runs on a Linux machine, and Linux/Unix rules apply, not Windows. For another Windows novice coder's success story, eventually without using any publishing app, you could take a look at http://forum.exetel.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=221&t=32846. Cut to the end where he gives us a commentary on how it was done.

lingg
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Re: Upload Publisher 2007 WebPage problems

Post by lingg » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:51 am

skywalker wrote:Hello,

Click on OK and it connects to the exetel site. At the top left side in remote site shows "/"
I transfer the above 2 files, then exit.

Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong?
It might be the FTP client was giving you the wrong information, actually no files were uploaded to your web space.

Please try again with other FTP client(CuteFTP, Winscp, etc) and make sure file is uploaded.

skywalker
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Re: Upload Publisher 2007 WebPage problems

Post by skywalker » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:31 am

Thanks for your quick reply. I renamed the file to index.html and uploaded the file and works ok.
Last night I researched how to use HTML language and found it quite interesting.
I'm considering making a web page from scratch using HTML variables!

Thanks again for your quick response, much appreciated.

Skywalker.

Dazzled
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Re: Upload Publisher 2007 WebPage problems

Post by Dazzled » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:21 am

That's good news. You don't have to be a programmer to code web pages either, so all the best with that.

Can I be cheeky enough to suggest a good look at Lov2look's experience at
http://forum.exetel.com.au/download/file.php?id=456
http://forum.exetel.com.au/download/file.php?id=457
http://forum.exetel.com.au/download/file.php?id=458

The rules for html, and a good deal of help is at the pages following:
http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/
CSS is at:
http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/css/
and, extremely important, you can check and correct your code at:
http://validator.w3.org/
http://validator.aborla.net/
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
(none of us gets it right first time, every time)
The Opera browser (all operating systems) has validation and some development analysis tools built in.

There are several places on the web that will give you a selection of free validated templates to work with. It is much easier and quicker to get a good result on a simple site by amending a workmanlike job than by fiddling with the ghastly mess put out by most of the apps that are supposed to help Windows newbies.

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