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G

Guest

Hi,
I'm completely new to this so any help would be greatly appreciated.
I've inherited a website that requires editing. I have frontpage 2003 and
when I'm on the website and click on FILE I then click on EDIT WITH MICROSOFT
FRONTPAGE. Frontpage opens and I alter text on the page but when I go to save
the changes I'm prompted for a user name and password which was given to me
by my site hosting company. I enter the 12 character user name and the 15
character password exactly as supplied but I get no further. As you can see
I'm a complete newcomer so forgive me if I'm going about it the wrong way. I
have Smart FTP client on my PC but find it totally bewildering. Thanks.
 
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R

Rob Giordano \(Crash\)

What is the URL to the website?



--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Rob Giordano
Microsoft MVP Expression





| Hi,
| I'm completely new to this so any help would be greatly appreciated.
| I've inherited a website that requires editing. I have frontpage 2003 and
| when I'm on the website and click on FILE I then click on EDIT WITH
MICROSOFT
| FRONTPAGE. Frontpage opens and I alter text on the page but when I go to
save
| the changes I'm prompted for a user name and password which was given to
me
| by my site hosting company. I enter the 12 character user name and the 15
| character password exactly as supplied but I get no further. As you can
see
| I'm a complete newcomer so forgive me if I'm going about it the wrong way.
I
| have Smart FTP client on my PC but find it totally bewildering. Thanks.
 
G

Guest

Congratulation! I notice a BIG changes now! But I like your original Home page because it has more info
and especially pricing. So your problem were finally fixed? Can you use SmartFTP to manage your web pages?
--Rino
 
R

Rob Giordano \(Crash\)

Ok your site has Frontpage Server Extensions installed.
You don't want to open your site for editing through IE.

Open FP
File | Open Web / Site
enter http://www.highlandreservevilla.co.uk
enter your un/pw when prompted
now you have your website opened "live" on the server

File | Publish Web / Site
this time you will enter a location on your local hardrive...something
like; C:\My Documents\My Webs\anynameyoulike (without an extension)
this will publish your enter online website to a path you specify on your
local hardrive, after that you will edit locally and publish TO the online
server.

hth

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Rob Giordano
Microsoft MVP Expression





| Thanks for getting back, it's www.highlandsreservevilla.co.uk
|
| "Rob Giordano (Crash)" wrote:
|
| > What is the URL to the website?
| >
| >
| >
| > --
| > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| > Rob Giordano
| > Microsoft MVP Expression
| >
| >
| >
| >
| >
| > | > | Hi,
| > | I'm completely new to this so any help would be greatly appreciated.
| > | I've inherited a website that requires editing. I have frontpage 2003
and
| > | when I'm on the website and click on FILE I then click on EDIT WITH
| > MICROSOFT
| > | FRONTPAGE. Frontpage opens and I alter text on the page but when I go
to
| > save
| > | the changes I'm prompted for a user name and password which was given
to
| > me
| > | by my site hosting company. I enter the 12 character user name and the
15
| > | character password exactly as supplied but I get no further. As you
can
| > see
| > | I'm a complete newcomer so forgive me if I'm going about it the wrong
way.
| > I
| > | have Smart FTP client on my PC but find it totally bewildering.
Thanks.
| >
| >
| >
 
R

Rob Giordano \(Crash\)

And DON'T use SmartFTP or any other third party ftp program to publish or
you will break the FPSE and have to have them repaired or reinstalled to
publish via http:// method again.

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Rob Giordano
Microsoft MVP Expression





| Thanks for getting back, it's www.highlandsreservevilla.co.uk
|
| "Rob Giordano (Crash)" wrote:
|
| > What is the URL to the website?
| >
| >
| >
| > --
| > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| > Rob Giordano
| > Microsoft MVP Expression
| >
| >
| >
| >
| >
| > | > | Hi,
| > | I'm completely new to this so any help would be greatly appreciated.
| > | I've inherited a website that requires editing. I have frontpage 2003
and
| > | when I'm on the website and click on FILE I then click on EDIT WITH
| > MICROSOFT
| > | FRONTPAGE. Frontpage opens and I alter text on the page but when I go
to
| > save
| > | the changes I'm prompted for a user name and password which was given
to
| > me
| > | by my site hosting company. I enter the 12 character user name and the
15
| > | character password exactly as supplied but I get no further. As you
can
| > see
| > | I'm a complete newcomer so forgive me if I'm going about it the wrong
way.
| > I
| > | have Smart FTP client on my PC but find it totally bewildering.
Thanks.
| >
| >
| >
 
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G

Guest

Thanks Rob for the information but to be brutally honest with you I dont
understand all you've come back with. I did as you said and ended up in FP
with a screen split into two panes with a load of folders on one side and a
few on the other side. Now you can see how green I really am at this!! Why
should I not open my site for editing thru IE? Before I saw your replies I
found that I could edit through IE but of course I ran into difficulties (
See thread "Lost all my hyperlinks!!") The latest is I have changed the page
theme and it looks more like the original but I still dont know how to
restore the links to the other pages. Thanks for everyones help so far, If I
can get the links restored and the site back up running I think I'll leave
well enough alone till I learn a whole lot more!
 
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Rob Giordano \(Crash\)

Yea! Well now you have (or should have) your entire web site ON your local
hardrive. And, you can work with it there, change it, test it, then publish
it back to the server.

What you are seeing is what you SHOULD see, a web site and all it's related
files/folders

As for your hyperlinks; I assume that you may be talking about navigational
buttons/links? Not sure, but if I had to venture a guess, you may have
wacked them by working the way you were. Just go ahead and redo them in your
local web and re-publish to the server.

You are using a top shared border, were your navs up in there? If so,
whatever is in a shared border will appear on all pages using shared
borders.

hth.


--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Rob Giordano
Microsoft MVP Expression





| Thanks Rob for the information but to be brutally honest with you I dont
| understand all you've come back with. I did as you said and ended up in FP
| with a screen split into two panes with a load of folders on one side and
a
| few on the other side. Now you can see how green I really am at this!! Why
| should I not open my site for editing thru IE? Before I saw your replies I
| found that I could edit through IE but of course I ran into difficulties (
| See thread "Lost all my hyperlinks!!") The latest is I have changed the
page
| theme and it looks more like the original but I still dont know how to
| restore the links to the other pages. Thanks for everyones help so far, If
I
| can get the links restored and the site back up running I think I'll leave
| well enough alone till I learn a whole lot more!
|
| "Rob Giordano (Crash)" wrote:
|
| > Ok your site has Frontpage Server Extensions installed.
| > You don't want to open your site for editing through IE.
| >
| > Open FP
| > File | Open Web / Site
| > enter http://www.highlandreservevilla.co.uk
| > enter your un/pw when prompted
| > now you have your website opened "live" on the server
| >
| > File | Publish Web / Site
| > this time you will enter a location on your local hardrive...something
| > like; C:\My Documents\My Webs\anynameyoulike (without an extension)
| > this will publish your enter online website to a path you specify on
your
| > local hardrive, after that you will edit locally and publish TO the
online
| > server.
| >
| > hth
| >
| > --
| > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| > Rob Giordano
| > Microsoft MVP Expression
| >
| >
| >
| >
| >
| > | > | Thanks for getting back, it's www.highlandsreservevilla.co.uk
| > |
| > | "Rob Giordano (Crash)" wrote:
| > |
| > | > What is the URL to the website?
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| > | > Rob Giordano
| > | > Microsoft MVP Expression
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > | > | > | Hi,
| > | > | I'm completely new to this so any help would be greatly
appreciated.
| > | > | I've inherited a website that requires editing. I have frontpage
2003
| > and
| > | > | when I'm on the website and click on FILE I then click on EDIT
WITH
| > | > MICROSOFT
| > | > | FRONTPAGE. Frontpage opens and I alter text on the page but when I
go
| > to
| > | > save
| > | > | the changes I'm prompted for a user name and password which was
given
| > to
| > | > me
| > | > | by my site hosting company. I enter the 12 character user name and
the
| > 15
| > | > | character password exactly as supplied but I get no further. As
you
| > can
| > | > see
| > | > | I'm a complete newcomer so forgive me if I'm going about it the
wrong
| > way.
| > | > I
| > | > | have Smart FTP client on my PC but find it totally bewildering.
| > Thanks.
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
 

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