I'm now trying to upload files to my web site. The problem I'm having is when I post from Dreamweaver it creates a new folder on the site with the same name as my web site folder. I know I must have set-up the Dreamweaver connection wrong but I can't figure out to correct it.
I've alway found that the best way to handle a site is as follows:
1/ Create the structure exactly as you want it to be on the website
2/ Then use a 3rd part FTP client such as FTP Voyager, Filezilla, etc. to upload the folders and files to the website
Yes, changes to your site are not automatic... you'll have to do them manually. But, by setting/selecting the file view in your FTP client to the "Date Modified" parameter, it's not too much of a hassle to just upload or refresh the relevant files...
DW has, for a lot of users, had a buggy scene regarding its use as a site manager... this solves the problem. Also, backups can be retained on your hard disk without having to lose earlier versions or duplicate on the server.
Caveat: Upload your templates. In case of a system crash, you can always download them...
I think I need to try and explain it better:
My web site did work well untill I reloaded my Dreamweaver CS3 on to this new computer.
When I'm trying to upload files to my old web site , Dreamweaver posts them in the file structure mywebsite.com and it starts a new mywebsite.com/folder/file.
My local file steup is: F:/web site/mywebsite.com
When I did the Dreamweaver setup I put in my site name: mywebsite.com
Local root folder: f:\ web site\
Default images folder: blank
In the Remote Info:
FTP host: ftp.mywebsite.com
Host directory: Blank
My Login information *****************
Use passive FTP as per Yahoo instructions
Use Ipv6 transfer mode: is un-ticked
Use firewall: is unticked
Use Secure FTP (SFTP): is un-ticked
Maintain sychronization information: is ticked.
The other 2 are un-ticked.
I have tried everything I know to fix it but still no luck.
Thank you again for any help anybody is able to give.
I fixed it.
I had to Physically input the folder in the local root folder. Dreamweaver didn't pick up the root when I clicked on the folder icon.