Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 1:01 AM (in response to kathyfromladonia)
Well of course WordPress won't come close to iWeb because it is not supposed to. WordPress is totally different to iWeb and there is no comparison between iWeb and WordPress and it is like trying to compare Apples and Potatoes.
WordPress.org started off as a blogging system, but has been developed as an easy way to create full websites and it is known as a Content Management System (CMS), like Joomla and Drupal. You can install these either locally on your computer or you can install them directly on your webhost server and they need a database to run and this is where all your information is stored. CMS's are good if you want large sites that can be easily updated from any Mac or PC and you can easily include ecommerce with sites like these and they are good for producing membership sites, so you can allow visitors to register and have member only pages. WordPress has plugins for this and it is built into Joomla.
You can also use WordPress.com, which is free and it is published to the WordPress servers, but it does not give you as many features as WordPress.org, which is totally free to download and install on your server. You just pay for the cost of hosting and then for pro templates if you want them.
As you may now be able to see, there is really no kind of comparison to be made between WordPress and iWeb - they are totally different.
As for Rage software - do you have the iWebSEO tool? If so, this is in fact really easy to use - all you need do is publish your website from iWeb to a local folder and then open iWebSEO and then open the published folder from iWeb that is on your desktop and you can go from there. Open your html pages and then add the Google Analytics code and click on the Add to all Pages. Then go ahead and add all the tags and iWebSEO will do this automatically for you. All you then need do is upload your website to your server either using iWebSEO or another ftp tool such as Cyberduck or Yummy ftp. You don't need to be 'techy' to be able to do this. It is really very easy and you will never discover how to do new things unless you try.
$99 a year will be for the EasyWeb application along with hosting from Rage - this is the same cost as MobileMe was and I believe Rage will be doing this initially and making EasyWeb with some functions that will only work on their servers, just like iWeb and MobileMe with blog comments and the hit counter, Google maps and some aspects of the slide shows.
This app would appear to be iWeb and MobileMe by another name and I for one won't be purchasing it if it is linked to Rage webhosting - this does not make it appealing in any way and even using iWeb, it was possible to publish to other hosts other than MobileMe and there were workarounds for all the other things that were lost. I am happy with my present host HostExcellence.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 8:49 AM (in response to Ethmoid)
... even using iWeb, it was possible to publish to other hosts other than MobileMe and there were workarounds for all the other things that were lost.
The point is that the majority of users were quite happy with MobileMe and not too many users seem to be inclined to implement the workarounds.
I think the vast majority of iWeb users will welcome an app that is capable of creating all the features that iWeb couldn't and won't be too concerned about the hosting issue!
The problem with iWeb is that there are too many features lacking that are really necessary for almost every website.
Why would you want to resort to a form service when you can create one within the app with a few mouse clicks?
Why go round in circles trying to create a drop down menu when a web design app can do it for you automatically?
For those who want to add their own "advanced" features, straight code injection is a lot easier than using an HTML Snippet since most of the available instructions don't recognise iWeb's rather off the wall methodology and require that the code is injected into three different places in the HTML doc.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 4:59 PM (in response to Ethmoid)
boy Apple really stepped in it with this iWeb thing. Create a wonderful mac-like application for folks who want to get stuff done without looking under the hood.. then DROP IT!!! Love you guys too.
I'm continuing to use iWeb because if I have to write html I'll just quit. I manage several websites reasonably well with iWeb but if I have to do much more work than iWeb requires, I"m done. I currently publish files to a file on my computer then use Filezilla to ftp them to my host server. It has been working reasonably well except lately something isn't behaving correctly and I have no idea where the problem is. I use the HTML widget to create a calendar that WILL NOT update anymore. It displays updated on my computer's webpage, but not on the server. I don't know where to begin to figure out what's going on. I'm on Mac OS X 10.6.8.. I apologize i don't know the name of the OS. I'm running iWeb 3.0.4 I"m not sure how current this is. I'm not sure where to begin asking questions. I'll just ask what I can think of right now. If iWeb is no longer being updated by Apple, will codes start to become obsolete? Is iWeb working OK for you guys? Does anyone else use the html widget and is it still working OK? Thanks ya'll.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2013 1:08 AM (in response to bluefootart)
OS X 10.6.8 is Snow Leopard, with the newest version now being Mountain Lion. iWeb 3, is iWeb 09 which is the latest and final version of iWeb.
iWeb 09 still works fine for me with both Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion on my other Mac. No problems at all.
I use the html snippet a lot to inject code and there is nothing wrong with it.
The fact that your calendar does not update on your server is probably as simply as clearing your browser cache to emtpy it and display current changes. The fact that it works on your desktop means that there is nothing whatsoever wrong with your htlm snippet or iWeb itself. It will be either a browser or server issue. Empty your browser cache and see what happens.
For the ftp issue, just try a different ftp programme. I used Filezilla a few times, but quickly ditched it in favour of Cyberduck, as I found that Filezilla was not uploading everything to my server. I also use Transmit, but you have to pay for that. Yummy ftp is also worth a look and costs a minimal amount, but Cyberduck is free.
html coding is not hard to learn and it might benefit you in the long run.
Also, if you really want more help, perhaps you should think about starting your own new topic that is more specific, rather than cutting in on someone elses - the OP's topic was more to do with iWeb alternatives rather than problems. If you are having problems, then start a new topic and you might get more help.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2013 12:12 PM (in response to kathyfromladonia)
This is Paul from RAGE Software. Can you contact us so we can help you with the software you purchased from us? You can use our support page at http://www.ragesw.com/support/
I would also like to explain the licensing of EasyWeb to you as well since you have some concerns over that.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2013 8:12 PM (in response to bluefootart)
Big thanks to everyone in this thread.
A lot has been clarified to me and I’m thrilled to be able to continue using iWeb with my FTP domain.
I modified a page on my site, saved it, and published it and it looks fine on Safari but not on Firefox.
Specifically, I deleted one image from a page on the site and in Safari it looks fine but in Firefox there’s a blank space, (ie, background color) where the image was, forming a gap between the other pictures.
Any thoughts why it works on one browser and not the other?
Thanks in advance.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2013 2:02 PM (in response to Roddy)
Thanks for the suggestion however I just recently solved my problem by empting the history and the cache from the Firefox browser.
Upon doing so, the website loaded with all the changes properly in place.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2013 3:53 AM (in response to hanton)
Apparently there is a software called EasyWeb that is due to replace iWeb but they only have a FaceBook page and rarely update it...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2013 6:44 AM (in response to brodiesutton)
EasyWeb is still in Beta. Ethmoid mentioned it in a previous post although his info seems to come from guesswork rather than fact!
You can signup here to be informed when it released...