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drsyn1967 Calculating status...
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Dec 2, 2012 2:20 PM

OK, I was having this problem before and a simple delete of my cache fixed it, but not this time.  I have deleted everything off of my FTP and cache, published to my empty folder and Fetch'd it back onto my FTP.  Still shows old files???  I have tried to update the software, but the system indicates that this is the latest version of iWeb  (version 3.0.4). Help!

Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • WALTER-MILANO-ITALY Level 4 Level 4 (2,175 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to drsyn1967)

    iWeb will not update because it is no more supported by Apple.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,175 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 12:28 AM (in response to drsyn1967)

    iWeb has been discontinued for some time now and there will be no further updates to it. However you should be able to publish your site perfectly well using the FTP option in the publish pane.

     

    Are you sure that this isn't simply a cache problem? Even with Safari's cache switched off I often find that updates (not iWeb) fail to appear - I sometimes have to actually delete the file (even though it has been updated) from the server and re-upload to clear what I assume is my ISP's cache.

     

    You could try completely deleting the site from the server using Fetch and then uploading the lot from scratch.

     

    Can you get someone else to check the site for you - or would you like to post the URL here (and tell us how to tell the difference between the old and new pages).

  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,335 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 12:35 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)

    To empty the caches along the route, add a ? at the end of the URL.

     

    BTW, the title of the topic is wrong.

     

    iWeb does not update the files on the server. The operation is entirely done manually by the user.

     

    Perhaps a wrong location?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,175 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 1:05 AM (in response to Wyodor)

    Wyodor wrote:

     

    iWeb does not update the files on the server.

    You mean it doesn't do it unless you tell it to? V3 does have an FTP option, though it appears that for some reason the OP has been publishing to a local folder and then uploading from that, successfully up to now.

  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,335 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 1:30 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)

    That's what the OP said.

     

    He backed it up to his FTP (sic) with Fetch.

     

    So the first thing I would do is to open the file that's on the desktop. I would be surprised if that file is not updated by iWeb when it published that file seconds before.

     

    And if all else fails, do a clean install of the OS. HaHaHa.

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 6:29 AM (in response to drsyn1967)

    Are you uploading the whole folder of files produced by iWeb or just the contents?

     

    http://www.iwebformusicians.com/iWeb/URLs-Favicons.html

     

    If you don't need to publish to a local folder to add SEO info, why not use the iWeb FTP. Its a no brainer to use...

     

    http://www.iwebformusicians.com/iWeb/Publish-Website.html

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,175 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 8:16 AM (in response to drsyn1967)

    There are two versions of your home page. The domain name alone leads to

     

    http://www.markcountscreative.com/markcountscreative.com/Mark_Counts_Creative%3A .html

     

    However there is a slightly different version at

     

    http://www.markcountscreative.com/Mark_Counts_Creative%3A.html

     

    This is presumably because on one upload you uploaded the contents of your folder, and on the other upload you uploaded the entire folder. It's normally better to upload the contents, but adding the folder name to the URL may be leading to the preferred version.

     

    The stucture on your server is as follows:

     

    At root level an index.html file pointing to an index.html file in the folder 'markcountscreative.com' which itself points to 'Mark_Counts_Creative%3A.html' within the folder

     

    Also at root level the folder 'markcountscreative.com'

     

    And also the file 'Mark_Counts_Creative%3A.html' and the files for the various other pages.

     

    It would seem that you originally uploaded the contents of the folder on your Mac, then later you uploaded the folder itself with the amendations, leading to the confusion we have now. You need really to go into the server using Fetch and delete the entire lot. Then upload the contents of the folder.

     

    All of which leads to the question, as you have iWeb v3, why are you bothering with all this publishing to a local folder? iWeb will publish directly to the server for you using FTP, and when you make a change it will upload only the changed pages.

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 8:39 AM (in response to drsyn1967)

    You also have a colon in the home page name which is not a brilliant idea.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,175 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to drsyn1967)

    There are still two versions of your site up and I don't think I see any changes. Whatever it is you think you've done, you haven't done it.... when you use Fetch to access the server do you actually see the files there as I described them?

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to drsyn1967)

    Have a look at the pages I linked to above. The first one shows the difference between uploading the folder and the contents.

     

    The second one shows the publishing settings. When using the iWeb FTP, leave the Directory/Path field empty.

     

    You can change the site name in iWeb to something different to simplify the URL and add keywords for SEO.

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