7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 24, 2007 1:26 PM by Sootica

    Changing the URL of a Dreamweaver page

    Sootica
      This is probably a stupid question, but right now it's baffling me. I'm a volunteer for a foundation's website. We need to accept donations online (and I got help with the page already) but to make our form secure, I need to change the URL of the page to https://metzgerl.powweb.com, from its current canyoncrestfoundation.org/donatenow1.html. I don't see how to do that-- is it possible to rename it within the site like that?
        • 1. Re: Changing the URL of a Dreamweaver page
          joeq Level 1
          sorry – no.

          but what you can do is have canyoncrestfoundation.org/donatenow1.html automatically redirect to https://metzgerl.powweb.com by adding this code right before the closing head tag:

          <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=https://metzgerl.powweb.com">

          as an aside, why wouldn't you want the name of the foundation to be in the url? seems kinda odd to be asking someone to donate money to the canyon crest foundation and then giving them a url that – until you go to it – seems to having nothing to do with the organization.
          • 2. Re: Changing the URL of a Dreamweaver page
            Sootica Level 1
            Thanks for the help. I'll try it out. The only reason that I'm using that URL is that the webmaster before me named our user name after herself instead of anything that sounds like the name of the foundation. Our ISP said that to make the transaction secure that I need to use that URL, but I'm on hold right now with customer service to see if we can change the user name since I'd already figured out that it was really bad in many ways to use the old one. Thank you! Paula
            • 3. Re: Changing the URL of a Dreamweaver page
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              Bizarre in the extreme....

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              "Sootica" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Thanks for the help. I'll try it out. The only reason that I'm using that
              > URL
              > is that the webmaster before me named our user name after herself instead
              > of
              > anything that sounds like the name of the foundation. Our ISP said that to
              > make
              > the transaction secure that I need to use that URL, but I'm on hold right
              > now
              > with customer service to see if we can change the user name since I'd
              > already
              > figured out that it was really bad in many ways to use the old one. Thank
              > you!
              > Paula
              >


              • 4. Re: Changing the URL of a Dreamweaver page
                Sootica Level 1
                It turns out that we can't change our user name without cancelling the account and having the site down for a day or so, at that ISP, so for now, I suppose that's the name we're going with, since school starts Monday and it would be lousy to have the site down then. At winter break, I'll probably close out the account and change the user name to something as close to the foundation name as possible. Paula
                • 5. Re: Changing the URL of a Dreamweaver page
                  Level 7
                  On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 19:51:14 +0000 (UTC), "Sootica"
                  <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

                  >It turns out that we can't change our user name without cancelling the account
                  >and having the site down for a day or so, at that ISP, so for now, I suppose
                  >that's the name we're going with, since school starts Monday and it would be
                  >lousy to have the site down then. At winter break, I'll probably close out the
                  >account and change the user name to something as close to the foundation name
                  >as possible. Paula

                  Can't you just set a new domain with an independent hosting company
                  and move across the site.

                  I moved a site recently and it went smoothly and very little downtime
                  for some, as the DNS servers around the world caught up

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name_system

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                  • 6. Re: Changing the URL of a Dreamweaver page
                    Sootica Level 1
                    Hi Malcolm, I probably can change it. Right now, we'd really like to just get the site going for donations in the next couple of days, so I hate to fiddle around.

                    I have another question:
                    I realized that I could just link directly to this url for the page:
                    http://canyoncrestfoundation.org/donatenow1.html
                    and not have to redirect, I think, but when I go to it, the lock has a red line across it. The tech support people at powweb told me that it was still secure, but I don't think that the donors will all be thrilled with that. Tech support told me that it was because some files were shared with other pages on the site, but even when I took all the images off and the CSS style sheet, I still got the red bar. I discovered that if I click "Submit" so that it goes to the next page, then hit "back", the red bar across the lock will be gone. Any suggestions from anyone on how to fix that? Paula
                    • 7. Re: Changing the URL of a Dreamweaver page
                      Sootica Level 1
                      I figured out the problem. I had a script on the page for statcounter. When I removed that, it worked fine. Had totally forgotten it was there.