|By mike in irvine on Tuesday, April 03, 2001 - 05:09 pm:|
I have a Web site maintained by a hosting company, but to save money I want to do some text editing I have in mind myself. I purchased the NewbieClub WebSiteBuilder (absolutely terific) and I have FTP Explorer. Using that program, I log on to the server with my ID and password with the intent of correcting a misspelled word on one of the site's pages. I find the correct folder and file that contains the page I want to edit, click on view, source, find the misspelled word, correct it, save it, return to the site itself, refresh and . . . nothing changes. I am unable to find anything in the Newbie tutorials about editing an existing site. Where am I missing the boat? What am I not doing correctly, or just not doing?
|By Josh Lowe on Tuesday, April 03, 2001 - 11:30 pm:|
Viewing the source will use notepad. However, if you save it, it saves it "locally" (on your machine) instead of "remotely" (on the web server).
I am not familiar with ftp explorer... but here is how I edit pages with ftp. First, locate the file, don't double-click it. Right-click and save it to a folder on your computer (or, you may be able to drag it, depending on your software).
Then, locate the file that you saved on your computer, right-click it, and choose edit. Now, depending on how your computer is setup, that could open several different programs. I am assuming it opens with wordpad/notepad.
Once open, make your changes, save it, then upload it to your site using ftp and dragging the file. It will ask to overwrite, say "yes". That should be it.
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