Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2012 4:52 PM (in response to ellegiay)
Question: why did you use an HTML editor to make the changes instead of using iWeb? Because if you republish that page for any reason at a later date those edits will be lost.
What is the text on that page that you had to change?
Don't you have the domain.sites file that was used to create the website in the first place. If you have access to the old Mac get that domain file that resides in the your Users/Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb folder. Then you'll be able edit and publish the entire site as needed.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2012 12:15 AM (in response to ellegiay)
If the nav menu at the top is displaying as a dot, this normally means that you have not uploaded all the files that you need to to the server. Could be that your scripts folder has not been uploaded or if it is just the one page that you were uploading, when you uploaded the page, did you upload both the html page and its corresponding file too? If not, then you would need to, so if you have a page called Page1.html then you will also have a folder entitled Page1 files and you need to upload both, because the files folder contains all the css coding for that page. Try it and see.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2012 2:03 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Hello, thanks... the site was developed on a Imac with Iweb now the original Imac is died !!! so with the new imac, and no backup files, i tried with Iweb to reopen and modify, the whole site i have download via ftp from the on line web server but it doesn't work , i could reopen a site in this way... i read many post concerning backup, config file etc. but really my needs are on to change few text line so i thoutght it's sufficient to get the simple html file, modify it's text and put via ftp..
but doesn't work ...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2012 2:08 AM (in response to Ethmoid)
thanks the page for exampl called page1.html and the relative folder exists both on the server and before my update was ok. if i change only few text line in the page1.html why i have to upload also the folder ? really when i open a file.hml the editor make other changes if is not present the relative folder ?
the css code for the page should be alredy exist on the server...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2012 4:33 AM (in response to ellegiay)
It's very difficult to read iWeb code at the best of times, but your HTML editor has made a mess of the layout, removing all the line returns, adding more where they don't belong, and adding spaces all over the place. I can't see anywhere where coding has actually been corrupted, but it seems possible that somewhere the code which calls the widget for the header has been mucked up.
Did you keep a copy of the unmodified page (or can you find a Time Machine backup)? If you didn't it's difficult to see what you can do. If you did, I should - still keeping a copy - open it in TextEdit in PLAIN TEXT mode (not Rich Text which is often the default).
Then you can look for and modify the actual text you want to change, being extremely careful not to change anything whatever which lies between < and > tags -and indeed anything which isn't the actual displayed text on the page.
One other possibility might be to copy the top section from another page and use it to replace that in your present page - but do this on a copy as it may well produce unexpected results. Indeed always keep a copy before you start tampering with code, as changes often don't produce the expected result and you need to be able to revert.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Hi Roger ! i may imagine that your opinion is correct ! now i cant't operate to replace the file with the original, ( i think i have got it,) but because the text it contains is no longer valid, tells about time schedule of lessons...and at the moment i prefer to best understand the problem and solve it, also if this cause that the page running is valid as text content but has no navigation menu, users could go back at the previus page with the browser back option.
i could also try to publish via ftp in a quick time... the orginal and the corrupt files so to undertand if this theory is possible. now i will try to find a text editor and try to prepare the file. i know it's hard to edit html files in this way... i'll inform you as soon as possbible with the result of my next steps ! best regards luca
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2012 2:18 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Great Roger, i follow your instructions and it works ! fine , i do not know that a html editor make chenges in this way in a simple html files ...with references and links but it shoud not happens ... i think ! now it's ok thanks a lot. Luca
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2012 3:06 PM (in response to ellegiay)
Unfortunately HTML editors are rather liable to try to make a page conform with what they think the code should look like - mostly it's harmless but iWeb's code is very complex and as you've found the results can be disastrous. TextEdit, being purely a text editor, has no ambitions to rewrite the code.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 7:09 AM (in response to Old Toad)
I'm in a fix! I've completely messed up my home page at http://www.lakesweddingmusic.com/Welcome.html which was originally bulit using iweb 1. Since I've imported all the files to iweb 3 on my new MAc Book Pro OSX 10.8.2, all sorts of problems have occured - the worst being on my home page which now refuses to show links at the top of the page - even though they show up in my mac browser, when published there. Also on the home page, the utube video of my playing and a music player from reverbnation show fine in my local browser, but when uploaded, they disappear.
Do I have to completely rebuild my site for iweb 3 and my new Mac, or is there an easier way of fixing these problems?
You have been such a help in the recent past, I hope you can help again.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 7:32 AM (in response to PeterUK)
Why not continue in the topic you started earlier?
Anyway, the scripts folder with essential files is missing :
And this is missing too :
No feed, no menu.
And we keep finding more webpage. This one is made with iWeb 1
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 7:36 AM (in response to Wyodor)
Thanks for your reply Wyodor. Apologies for not continuing in the topic I started earlier, but where does the scripts folder reside? And if I find it, should I just upload it as a separate item?
I think iweb 3 must be a lot different to iweb 1. I assumed, wrongly, that I could load my old iweb 1 files into iweb 3 and evrything would be fine - apparently not.
Yes! the whole site was originally made in iweb 1. Is this the route of my problems?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 8:27 AM (in response to PeterUK)
Since you have no sitename in the url, I assume you publish to a folder on your desktop.
If you do, upload EVERYTHING in that folder to the server.
You must know, because the Welcome page is there. So at some moment in time you put it where it is now on the server.
If you do not publish to a folder, try to remember what you did to get that Welcome page there.
Or let iWeb do the publishing. It then has the sitename in the URL.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to Wyodor)
Sorry Wyodor, but you've left me even more confused than I already am!
Yes, I publish eveything to a folder, but not on my desktop - in another folder on my computer.
I'm worried about uploading everything - all my pages - because since I used iweb 3 to edit two pages, I've lost my links on my welcome (home) page and the same thing has happened at http://www.lakesweddingmusic.com/Links.html - my links page - no links, at least they've gone from the top of the page. This happened when I uploaded them from iweb 3. Why should I lose the links at the top of these pages?
Also, as I said in my last post, my utube video refuses to show and also my audio player, even though there's html in there that suggests they are there....somewhere. Both video and audio player worked when locally published, but as soon as I upload them to the web - they're gone!
I wouldn't mind doing a massive copy and past excercise if you think that would work, but I'm not sure how to start in iweb - it's so html unfriendly. I'm scared of losing files that have taken weeks, if not months, to to build.
I'm only a musician - not a pro website designer.
Any further help would be most welcome.