17 Replies Latest reply on Oct 1, 2007 12:04 PM by Hank_Hauffe

    "no sites defined" message ...but there are!

    Hank_Hauffe
      I'm hoping you can please help me.
      I've been having a few management problems lately and this is only the latest installment which is mostly a reoccurrence of earlier problems.

      I was trying to attach a template and encountered this error message.

      {ok, this thing isn't accepting any of my screenshots... sorry}
      "Dreamweaver stores templates in the root folder of a site, but there are no sites defined.
      Please add a site."

      As you can see below, when I click on "Manage Sites" I do have 2 sites defined and my index page, for one, is finding it ok for an earlier attachment.
      What's going on here?

      Thanks for your help,
      hank hauffe
      houston
        • 1. Re: "no sites defined" message ...but there are!
          Level 7
          > As you can see below, when I click on "Manage Sites" I do have 2 sites
          > defined
          > and my index page, for one, is finding it ok for an earlier attachment.
          > What's going on here?

          Sorry - there is no "below".

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          "Hank Hauffe" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > I'm hoping you can please help me.
          > I've been having a few management problems lately and this is only the
          > latest
          > installment which is mostly a reoccurrence of earlier problems.
          >
          > I was trying to attach a template and encountered this error message.
          >
          > {ok, this thing isn't accepting any of my screenshots... sorry}
          > "Dreamweaver stores templates in the root folder of a site, but there are
          > no
          > sites defined.
          > Please add a site."
          >
          > As you can see below, when I click on "Manage Sites" I do have 2 sites
          > defined
          > and my index page, for one, is finding it ok for an earlier attachment.
          > What's going on here?
          >
          > Thanks for your help,
          > hank hauffe
          > houston
          >
          >


          • 2. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
            Hank_Hauffe Level 1
            Yes, that's because, as I mentioned, it didn't accept my screenshots I was attempting to show you.
            Trust me, there were two sties listed in the Site Management dialog that the "Manage Sites" button brings up.
            • 3. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
              Level 7
              Can you list the details of those two sites, please, like the path to the
              local root folder, and the FTP Host/Host directory, as taken from the site
              definitions?

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              "Hank Hauffe" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Yes, that's because, as I mentioned, it didn't accept my screenshots I was
              > attempting to show you.
              > Trust me, there were two sties listed in the Site Management dialog that
              > the
              > "Manage Sites" button brings up.
              >


              • 4. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                Hank_Hauffe Level 1
                I'm afraid I'm going to expose my ignorance here but I exported this informaiton from Manage Sites:

                Marion's Ledge site:
                <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
                <site>
                <localinfo sitename="Marion's Ledge" ftporrdsserver="TRUE" refreshlocal="TRUE" autouploadfiles="TRUE" maintainsyncinfo="TRUE" rewritedocrellinks="FALSE" cache="TRUE" httpaddress=" http://" relativeTo="DOCUMENT" caseSensitiveLinks="FALSE" curserver="webserver"/>
                <remoteinfo accesstype="ftp" host="ftp.marionsledge.org" remoteroot="/var/www/html/" usefirewall="FALSE" usepasv="TRUE" useSFTP="FALSE" useftpoptimization="TRUE" usealternaterename="FALSE" pathNameCharacterSet="iso-8859-1"/>
                <designnotes usedesignnotes="TRUE" sharedesignnotes="FALSE"/>
                <sitemap pagesperrow="200" columnwidth="125" showdependentfiles="FALSE" showpagetitles="FALSE" showhiddenfiles="FALSE"/>
                <fileviewcolumns sharecolumns="TRUE">
                <column name="Local Files" align="left" show="TRUE" share="FALSE" builtin="TRUE" localwidth="180" remotewidth="180" />
                <column name="Notes" align="center" show="FALSE" share="FALSE" builtin="TRUE" localwidth="56" remotewidth="56" />
                <column name="Size" align="right" show="TRUE" share="FALSE" builtin="TRUE" localwidth="-2" remotewidth="-2" />
                <column name="Type" align="left" show="TRUE" share="FALSE" builtin="TRUE" localwidth="80" remotewidth="80" />
                <column name="Modified" align="left" show="TRUE" share="FALSE" builtin="TRUE" localwidth="122" remotewidth="122" />
                <column name="Checked Out By" align="left" show="FALSE" share="FALSE" builtin="TRUE" localwidth="-1" remotewidth="-1" />
                </fileviewcolumns>
                <appserverinfo servermodel="" urlprefix=" http://ftp/marionsledge.org/domains/marionsledge.org/html/" connectionsmigrated="TRUE" serverobjectsversion="1" defaultdoctype="HTML" accesstype="ftp" host="ftp.marionsledge.org" remoteroot="/var/www/html/" usefirewall="FALSE" usepasv="TRUE" useSFTP="FALSE" useftpoptimization="TRUE" usealternaterename="FALSE" testsvrbinaccesstype="ftp" testsvrbinhost="ftp.marionsledge.org" testsvrbinremoteroot="/var/www/html/" usefirewall="FALSE" usepasv="TRUE" useSFTP="FALSE" useftpoptimization="TRUE" usealternaterename="FALSE" pathNameCharacterSet="iso-8859-1" testsvrbinaccesstype="none"/>
                <cloaking enabled="TRUE" patterns="FALSE">
                <cloakedpattern pattern=".png"/>
                <cloakedpattern pattern=".fla"/>
                </cloaking>
                <contributorintegration enabled="FALSE"/>
                </site>


                Second Cup Swing site:
                <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
                <site>
                <localinfo sitename="Second Cup Swing" ftporrdsserver="TRUE" refreshlocal="TRUE" autouploadfiles="TRUE" maintainsyncinfo="TRUE" rewritedocrellinks="FALSE" cache="TRUE" httpaddress=" http://" relativeTo="DOCUMENT" caseSensitiveLinks="FALSE" curserver="webserver"/>
                <remoteinfo accesstype="ftp" host="ftp.secondcupswing.com" remoteroot="domains/secondcupswing.com/html/" usefirewall="FALSE" usepasv="TRUE" useSFTP="FALSE" useftpoptimization="TRUE" usealternaterename="FALSE" pathNameCharacterSet="iso-8859-1"/>
                <designnotes usedesignnotes="TRUE" sharedesignnotes="FALSE"/>
                <sitemap pagesperrow="200" columnwidth="125" showdependentfiles="FALSE" showpagetitles="FALSE" showhiddenfiles="FALSE"/>
                <fileviewcolumns sharecolumns="TRUE">
                <column name="Local Files" align="left" show="TRUE" share="FALSE" builtin="TRUE" localwidth="180" remotewidth="180" />
                <column name="Notes" align="center" show="FALSE" share="FALSE" builtin="TRUE" localwidth="56" remotewidth="56" />
                <column name="Size" align="right" show="TRUE" share="FALSE" builtin="TRUE" localwidth="-2" remotewidth="-2" />
                <column name="Type" align="left" show="TRUE" share="FALSE" builtin="TRUE" localwidth="80" remotewidth="80" />
                <column name="Modified" align="left" show="TRUE" share="FALSE" builtin="TRUE" localwidth="122" remotewidth="122" />
                <column name="Checked Out By" align="left" show="FALSE" share="FALSE" builtin="TRUE" localwidth="-1" remotewidth="-1" />
                </fileviewcolumns>
                <appserverinfo servermodel="" urlprefix=" http://ftp.secondcupswing.com/domains/secondcupswing.com/html/" connectionsmigrated="FALSE" serverobjectsversion="1" defaultdoctype="HTML" accesstype="ftp" host="ftp.secondcupswing.com" remoteroot="domains/secondcupswing.com/html/" usefirewall="FALSE" usepasv="TRUE" useSFTP="FALSE" useftpoptimization="TRUE" usealternaterename="FALSE" testsvrbinaccesstype="ftp" testsvrbinhost="ftp.secondcupswing.com" testsvrbinremoteroot="domains/secondcupswing.com/html/" usefirewall="FALSE" usepasv="TRUE" useSFTP="FALSE" useftpoptimization="TRUE" usealternaterename="FALSE" pathNameCharacterSet="iso-8859-1" testsvrbinaccesstype="none"/>
                <cloaking enabled="TRUE" patterns="FALSE">
                <cloakedpattern pattern=".png"/>
                <cloakedpattern pattern=".fla"/>
                </cloaking>
                <contributorintegration enabled="FALSE"/>
                </site>


                Maybe this is tied into the same problem but in my File window I see the ftp for ML & ScS but I no longer see distinct selections to see my local files for the two sites. The dropdown menu gives me access to my hard disk and then I have find them in the expandable directory.

                Thanks for trying to help,
                -hank
                • 5. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                  Level 7
                  When you look at these two site names in the list of sites, do you see a
                  folder icon to their left, or a little computer icon?

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                  "Hank Hauffe" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > I'm afraid I'm going to expose my ignorance here but I exported this
                  > informaiton from Manage Sites:
                  >


                  • 6. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                    Hank_Hauffe Level 1
                    Ah, when I choose "Manage Sites..." I see neither icon but each name is preceded by "ftp://".
                    While I do certainly have my pages on my hard disk from which I upload, maybe it's lost track of what/where those hard disk site documents are (and of the connection between them and the ftp:// sites?)?
                    If so, I wouldn't think that I need to create 2 new sites but otherwise how don't know how to remind Dreamweaver they are there.
                    Under "Manage Sites..." I see mostly info to connect to the ftp.
                    Btw, the URL prefix reads " http://ftp.secondcupswing.com/domains/secondcupswing.com/html/" with the same sort of parallel address for ML.
                    • 7. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                      Level 7
                      Hank Hauffe wrote:
                      > Ah, when I choose "Manage Sites..." I see neither icon but each name is
                      > preceded by "ftp://".
                      > While I do certainly have my pages on my hard disk from which I upload, maybe
                      > it's lost track of what/where those hard disk site documents are (and of the
                      > connection between them and the ftp:// sites?)?
                      > If so, I wouldn't think that I need to create 2 new sites but otherwise how
                      > don't know how to remind Dreamweaver they are there.
                      > Under "Manage Sites..." I see mostly info to connect to the ftp.
                      > Btw, the URL prefix reads
                      > " http://ftp.secondcupswing.com/domains/secondcupswing.com/html/" with the same
                      > sort of parallel address for ML.
                      >

                      Set the URL prefix to the correct domain name. I am guessing but I think
                      http://www.secondcupswing.com would do the job. Same with your testing
                      server if you are using that too.

                      Steve
                      • 8. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                        Level 7
                        That's not what I mean. In the Files panel, when you drop down the list of
                        sites, and you look at these sites, which icon do you see?

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                        "Hank Hauffe" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                        > Ah, when I choose "Manage Sites..." I see neither icon but each name is
                        > preceded by "ftp://".
                        > While I do certainly have my pages on my hard disk from which I upload,
                        > maybe
                        > it's lost track of what/where those hard disk site documents are (and of
                        > the
                        > connection between them and the ftp:// sites?)?
                        > If so, I wouldn't think that I need to create 2 new sites but otherwise
                        > how
                        > don't know how to remind Dreamweaver they are there.
                        > Under "Manage Sites..." I see mostly info to connect to the ftp.
                        > Btw, the URL prefix reads
                        > " http://ftp.secondcupswing.com/domains/secondcupswing.com/html/" with the
                        > same
                        > sort of parallel address for ML.
                        >


                        • 9. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                          Hank_Hauffe Level 1
                          If I understood you correctly you were suggesting that I just change the URL prefix to http://secondcupswing.com and http://marionsledge.org respectively.
                          I did that but it didn't seem to have any effect on any of those symptoms I've cited.
                          I still get the "No sites defined" message and
                          the file drop down menu still gives me no clean access to my local files.
                          I've also noticed that if I change something on the template, that it now longer asks me if it should up the dependent pages.
                          • 10. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                            Level 7
                            Please open the Manage sites dialog box.

                            Please select one of these two sites, and click the EDIT button.

                            Please find and click the "advanced" tab to find things easier.

                            click on "remote server info"

                            What is the connection method you've chosen?
                            Is it FTP or is it FTP & RDS

                            If FTP & RDS please change it to plain FTP to work with a real local site
                            folder. Then template operations should work normally.
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                            • 11. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                              Hank_Hauffe Level 1
                              Ok, in the Files window pop-up menu, I do see little network (2 computers) icons but no Folder icon (just comuter, hard disk partitions etc.).

                              As I review the settings in my Manage Sites dialog box, I have no "Advanced" tab but I have a choice of FTP or RDS and each site is set to FTP.
                              • 12. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                                Level 7
                                There's your problem. Create new site definitions for each site, and select
                                "SITE", not "FTP & RDS". The latter sites are editing directly on the
                                server, so there are NO local files at all.

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                                "Hank Hauffe" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                                > Ok, in the Files window pop-up menu, I do see little network (2 computers)
                                > icons but no Folder icon (just comuter, hard disk partitions etc.).
                                >
                                > As I review the settings in my Manage Sites dialog box, I have no
                                > "Advanced"
                                > tab but I have a choice of FTP or RDS and each site is set to FTP.
                                >


                                • 13. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                                  Hank_Hauffe Level 1
                                  You know, I'm not sure that I'm seeing the full "Site Definition".
                                  When I look to create a new site and have a choice between "Site" & "FTP & RDS". When I choose Site then I do have an advance tab and a lot more info.

                                  These are defined as FTP sites not just "Site" w/FTP info. If that accounts for this behavior then it really seems to be a change from the way it behaved before and I didn't deliberately make that change.
                                  • 14. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                                    Level 7
                                    It has been this way since DW2, I think....

                                    Your sites should always be just "Site", unless you have a specific reason
                                    to edit the live files.

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                                    "Hank Hauffe" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                                    > You know, I'm not sure that I'm seeing the full "Site Definition".
                                    > When I look to create a new site and have a choice between "Site" & "FTP &
                                    > RDS". When I choose Site then I do have an advance tab and a lot more
                                    > info.
                                    >
                                    > These are defined as FTP sites not just "Site" w/FTP info. If that
                                    > accounts
                                    > for this behavior then it really seems to be a change from the way it
                                    > behaved
                                    > before and I didn't deliberately make that change.
                                    >


                                    • 15. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                                      Hank_Hauffe Level 1
                                      That's it. Now it looks and behaves like it did before.
                                      Somehow my Site definitions got changed to FTP definitions.
                                      Thanks so much for the help!!
                                      • 16. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                                        Level 7
                                        Good luck, Hank. Alan did most of the leg work, though! 8)

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                                        "Hank Hauffe" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                                        > That's it. Now it looks and behaves like it did before.
                                        > Somehow my Site definitions got changed to FTP definitions.
                                        > Thanks so much for the help!!


                                        • 17. Re: &quot;no sites defined&quot; message ...but there are!
                                          Hank_Hauffe Level 1
                                          Thanks to both of you, for taking the time and for the productive help.