11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 15, 2008 10:58 AM by SteveLord8

    Dreamweaver 8 questions

    SteveLord8
      New user to Dreamweaver here...and web production in general so go easy on me. =)

      Anyway, I am sorta learning my way around this program for simple things like editing text and doing some minor changes to links. Today I was just going to correct a typo on our website and for some reason, trying to upload the modified file to the site is not changing anything. I've refreshed the site and even used different browsers and computers and it still will not show the correction.

      Also, how can I create a HOME button that can be clicked on from anywhere on the site? The banner stays up there just fine, but I would like to make a part of it clickable so it can return users to the home page.

      http://medicalboard.iowa.gov/

      Thanks.
        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver 8 questions
          Level 7
          > I've refreshed the site and
          > even used different browsers and computers and it still will not show the
          > correction.

          Give us a link to the page, and tell us what to look for, please.

          > Also, how can I create a HOME button that can be clicked on from anywhere
          > on
          > the site? The banner stays up there just fine, but I would like to make a
          > part
          > of it clickable so it can return users to the home page.

          How many pages do you want to make this modification on?

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          "SteveLord8" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > New user to Dreamweaver here...and web production in general so go easy on
          > me.
          > =)
          >
          > Anyway, I am sorta learning my way around this program for simple things
          > like
          > editing text and doing some minor changes to links. Today I was just going
          > to
          > correct a typo on our website and for some reason, trying to upload the
          > modified file to the site is not changing anything. I've refreshed the
          > site and
          > even used different browsers and computers and it still will not show the
          > correction.
          >
          > Also, how can I create a HOME button that can be clicked on from anywhere
          > on
          > the site? The banner stays up there just fine, but I would like to make a
          > part
          > of it clickable so it can return users to the home page.
          >
          > http://medicalboard.iowa.gov/
          >
          > Thanks.
          >

          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver 8 questions
            SteveLord8 Level 1
            http://medicalboard.iowa.gov/AlphaList.html

            This is the page with the typo. Scroll down under C and youll see "Conflic of Interest" That needs to be changed.

            As far as the HOME page link, I don't have an exact number on how many pages I would probably do this for. Off the top of my head I am thinking a couple dozen.



            • 3. Re: Dreamweaver 8 questions
              Level 7
              > As far as the HOME page link, I don't have an exact number on how many
              > pages I
              > would probably do this for. Off the top of my head I am thinking a couple
              > dozen.

              I'm assuming that each page would have to be changed, right? I mean, the
              site was not set up with DW templates, or with SSI for that part of the
              page, right?

              When you select this site in the Files panel, and then expand the Files
              panel, so that Remote files/folders are on the left, and Local files/folders
              are on the right, what is the name of the folder you see at the VERY TOP of
              the Remote file list? What are the names of the folders you see next below
              that one?

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              "SteveLord8" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > http://medicalboard.iowa.gov/AlphaList.html
              >
              > This is the page with the typo. Scroll down under C and youll see "Conflic
              > of
              > Interest" That needs to be changed.
              >
              > As far as the HOME page link, I don't have an exact number on how many
              > pages I
              > would probably do this for. Off the top of my head I am thinking a couple
              > dozen.
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >

              • 4. Re: Dreamweaver 8 questions
                SteveLord8 Level 1
                I see the

                \

                And under that are a bunch of folders relating to the site.

                medicalboard, cgi-bin, contact_us, faq, logs, etc etc

                I didnt setup the site originally so I don't know what was used to create it.
                • 5. Re: Dreamweaver 8 questions
                  Level 7
                  Sounds like your site definition is not correct for the Host directory. Do
                  you see a folder there called "public_http" or perhaps "httpdocs" or
                  "htdocs"?

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                  "SteveLord8" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  >I see the
                  >
                  > \
                  >
                  > And under that are a bunch of folders relating to the site.
                  >
                  > medicalboard, cgi-bin, contact_us, faq, logs, etc etc
                  >
                  > I didnt setup the site originally so I don't know what was used to create
                  > it.
                  >
                  >

                  • 6. Re: Dreamweaver 8 questions
                    SteveLord8 Level 1
                    Nope. Don't see anything similar.

                    Not sure why this isn't working for me today. I was able to make small changes last week no problem. No errors here, but it's just not updating and I haven't made any major changes to my computer or dreamweaver.
                    • 7. Re: Dreamweaver 8 questions
                      Level 7
                      Can you successfully upload a test page, and see it by browsing to the site?

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                      "SteveLord8" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                      > Nope. Don't see anything similar.
                      >
                      > Not sure why this isn't working for me today. I was able to make small
                      > changes
                      > last week no problem. No errors here, but it's just not updating and I
                      > haven't
                      > made any major changes to my computer or dreamweaver.
                      >
                      >

                      • 8. Re: Dreamweaver 8 questions
                        SteveLord8 Level 1
                        I've tried making minor changes to other pages and they aren't updating either. DW says transfer complete and doesnt report any errors in the log.
                        • 9. Re: Dreamweaver 8 questions
                          Level 7
                          Then it is either a) you are uploading to the wrong location, or b) your
                          host is caching the site. Speak to your host and ask them two questions -

                          1. Are they caching the site?
                          2. What is the name of the folder that holds the root of the website?

                          The answer to #2 must be what you put into the Host directory field in your
                          Remote site definition.

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                          "SteveLord8" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                          > I've tried making minor changes to other pages and they aren't updating
                          > either. DW says transfer complete and doesnt report any errors in the log.
                          >

                          • 10. Re: Dreamweaver 8 questions
                            SteveLord8 Level 1
                            Alright, I was able to find and contact my host. Hopefully he gets back to me today.

                            • 11. Re: Dreamweaver 8 questions
                              SteveLord8 Level 1
                              I think the username/pw I was using is no longer valid, so I am trying to get a new one.