6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2008 1:05 PM by beautiful artist

    How to change from FP to DW

    beautiful artist Level 1
      I am getting ready to launch my web site in DW. The web site is already running in FP. Each page in FP has .htm as the extension. I am making each of the pages in DW with an .html extension. My IPS is Ace-host.net Do I just delete the FP 2002 web site or do I have to point the domain name differently? Thanks.
      Diana Hunter
        • 1. Re: How to change from FP to DW
          Level 7
          Has your FP site already been published to the Web? If so, that means it
          has probably already been spidered by the search engines, and changing your
          filenames will break all of those index links, so you may want to
          reconsider.

          If not then just go ahead and change the names, then upload the newly named
          files. Then you can delete the FP files.

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          "beautiful artist" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:gauuu2$m0b$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          >I am getting ready to launch my web site in DW. The web site is already
          > running in FP. Each page in FP has .htm as the extension. I am making
          > each of
          > the pages in DW with an .html extension. My IPS is Ace-host.net Do I
          > just
          > delete the FP 2002 web site or do I have to point the domain name
          > differently?
          > Thanks.
          > Diana Hunter
          >

          • 2. Re: How to change from FP to DW
            beautiful artist Level 1
            Dear Ace,
            Yes, the web site has been on-line using FP for some time. You bring up a good point about the links being broken, yet at some point I will need to update the site to DW. Thanks for your thoughtful suggestion.
            Diana Hunter
            • 3. Re: How to change from FP to DW
              bregent Most Valuable Participant
              Why do you need to change the extension? Just keep them with the .htm extension and there won't be a problem.
              • 4. Re: How to change from FP to DW
                Level 7
                >>I am making each of the pages in DW with an .html extension.

                Is that for a specific reason or are you just following a DW default?

                You can change the default extension in DW to .htm via Edit > Preferences
                ...Category: New Document, Default Extension: .htm

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                Regards

                John Waller

                • 5. Re: How to change from FP to DW
                  beautiful artist Level 1
                  Dear bregent,
                  That sounds like a good idea to rename my .html into .htm Once I finish the rest of the site I will plan to do that. Thanks.
                  Diana Hunter
                  • 6. Re: How to change from FP to DW
                    beautiful artist Level 1
                    Dear John,
                    This is good to know how to change the preferences. Also, since I was having a difficult time it helped to post the pages where you could help me without it affecting the site that was already running in FP. This will be a non-issue once I can post the web sites in DW and forget about FP. Thank you.
                    Diana Hunter