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Dreamweaver CS5 publishing issue

Feb 22, 2013 11:51 PM

Tags: #cs5 #dreamweaver

While I am not new to web design (i am a print graphic designer), I am relatively new to web building.

So I have created my own site with Dreamweaver CS5 (mac) and ready to publish. All good so far.
I followed instructions to upload my working files to Remote server and to fill in my host and password details in the server window. It asked me to test site and says it connects fine. All good so far.

So when I now go to my website url, (which did have another design on it previously) it is now a blank white page with my name in small black letters in the extreme top left hand corner.
What have I done wrong?


I have reloaded the files to remote server; been through the whole process a couple of times, but with no luck.


Not sure if this is important but the folder name on the Remote server is simply '/'. It wont let me change that but that may not be an issue.

Any ideas anyone please, as my new business website is currently a white page.
Many thanks in advance.

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    Feb 23, 2013 12:58 AM   in reply to twinpete

    What is the website address?


    What have you entered into the Root Directory field of the Remote Site definition? Have you tried public_html?

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    Feb 23, 2013 10:41 AM   in reply to twinpete

    Apparently the remote folder you uploaded  your index.html page to

    (the page with the title "Pete White 2 site") is the correct folder to upload all your files to.


    What is the name of that folder?

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    Feb 23, 2013 3:01 PM   in reply to twinpete

    There is no FILE NAME "Pete White 2 site"


    As indicated above "Pete White 2 site" is the TITLE in the head section of your index page which is in the proper folder.


    How did it get there? 

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    Feb 23, 2013 3:30 PM   in reply to twinpete

    What do you suggest? Start again?

    That's what I'd suggest. I'm a little lost trying to follow what has and has not happened prior to this point.

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    Feb 23, 2013 3:47 PM   in reply to twinpete

    All I am doing is indicating the proper folder to which all your files should be uploaded. Browse the remote directories until you find that file, If no luck, ask your hosting company for the proper folder name for uploading.


    public_html/ is apparently NOT the folder name they use

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    Feb 23, 2013 5:12 PM   in reply to twinpete

    There no evidence of a problem with your pages, just finding the proper remote folder for upload.


    You have reached the right folder several times, for example here is the code on your index page as of Feb 14th, and that's not the page/content there now.


    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

    <html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">



    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=TIS-620" />


    <title>Twin Pete's | Advertising, Photography, Design, Artwork</title>

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

    <meta name="keywords" content="" />

    <meta name="description" content="Twin Pete's Website" />

    <link rel="Shortcut Icon" href="/favicon.ico" />

    <link href="/css/main.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

    <script type="text/javascript" src="/scripts/ufo.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">


            FO1 = { movie:"/swf/twin-petes-flash-build-01b.swf", width:"1120", height:"870", majorversion:"8", build:"1", menu:"false" };

        UFO.create(FO1, "flashMov1");





    <div id="flashcontent">

      <div id="flashMov1">

        <img src="/images/twp_pagehead_logo.png" />

        <p>You need to upgrade your Flash Player to Version 8.</p>

        <p>Click <a href=" hockwaveFlash">here</a> to upgrade.</p>





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    Feb 23, 2013 5:58 PM   in reply to twinpete

    Who is your hosting company?

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    Feb 23, 2013 6:58 PM   in reply to twinpete

    I prowled throuh their "Help" pages and FAQ's

    ABSOLUTELY USELESS... all search results were nothing but blatant upselling commercials.


    Can you believe there were no results on a search for FTP ?

    You better give them a call.


    It's interesting that you were not able to locate the index page earlier, but you were able to delete it.

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    Feb 23, 2013 7:33 PM   in reply to twinpete

    As I said earlier, whatever folder held that file was/is the correct root folder on your remote server.  Create a test index.html file put the words "test 1"

    in the body of it and upload to that folder


    Don't refer to the Pete White 2 Site.terminology

    YOU made that the title of YOUR index page and uploaded it.

    It's YOUR page and It's not instructing you to upload anything


    Just verify the location to upload to

    (it could be just / but that would be unusual)

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    Feb 23, 2013 8:19 PM   in reply to twinpete

    Your original post said you built an entire website ready to publish and were having trouble uploading it


    Now you say you only uploaded one page (and we saw it).

    So, you've lost me.


    I've been working 20+ hours and I'm going to sleep now. 

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    Feb 23, 2013 9:29 PM   in reply to twinpete


    Wow. OK. How far back do you think I should go?

    Are you say literally start a new site but use the same files?

    No, start the Remote File definition in DW again.


    I'm not clear on what you've done to create the situaton you're currently facing.


    As Ken said, the Web Central site is very unhelpful with FTP instructions for uploading. It gave me nothing when I searched.

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