5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2013 1:16 PM by Wyodor
harold snail Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

Under 10.6, I successfully authored two separate iweb sites, example: Domain_ABC.sites2   and  Domain_XYZ.sites2.

After upgrading to 10.8, only one file opens, example: launching file ABC opens site ABC, launching file XYZ now opens site ABC.

Any ideas how I access the second site?



  • 1. Re: two sites turned to one after 10.8
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,665 points)

    In Lion and Mountain Lion the Home/Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.


    Lion and Mt. Lion has changed how the iWeb preference file is used by iWeb so we have to use an application like the one below to change domain files with iWeb.


    To open your domain file in Lion or Mountain Lion or to switch between multiple domain files Cyclosaurus has provided us with the following script that you can make into an Applescript application with Script Editor. Open Script Editor, copy and paste the script below into Script Editor's window and save as an application.

    do shell script "/usr/bin/defaults write com.apple.iWeb iWebDefaultsDocumentPath -boolean no"

    delay 1

    tell application "iWeb" to activate


    You can download an already compiled version with this link: iWeb Switch Domain.


    Just launch the application, find and select the domain file in your Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb folder that you want to open and it will open with iWeb. It modifies the iWeb preference file each time it's launched so one can switch between domain files.

    WARNING: iWeb Switch Domain will overwrite an existing Domain.sites2 file if you select to create a new domain in the same folder.  So rename your domain files once they've been created to something other than the default name.



  • 2. Re: two sites turned to one after 10.8
    Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,265 points)

    See this page for info about opening Domain files when using Mountain Lion...



  • 3. Re: two sites turned to one after 10.8
    harold snail Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    Thanks Old Toad and Roddy for a successful workaround! It's troubling Apple didn't offer such.

  • 4. Re: two sites turned to one after 10.8
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,665 points)

    Apple has discontinued iWeb so there's no expectation that they would offer any fixes or workarounds for iWeb (and iDVD).

  • 5. Re: two sites turned to one after 10.8
    Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,375 points)

    Here's the real solution. Been around for years.


    Add, Rename, Merge and Open iWeb domain files with iWebSites.