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clow.guardian Calculating status...
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Feb 10, 2009 6:54 PM
Hi. I am using iWeb '09 and totally loving it, but I'm having a problem.

I am using the publish to FTP server option, and I can get my newly created page onto my website, but I am having trouble getting it to upload to the root of the pubic_html folder of my site.

I believe the Site Name field is the problem. If I put anything in this field (such as the word blog) it uploads it to something like /blog (in this case, www.square-kun.com/blog). I want it to upload it so that the page is displayed on www.square-kun.com.

If I leave the site name field blank, it just fills in the last thing I tried when I click out of the field. If I just put / it uploads it to /_

my settings are as follows.

Server address: www.square-kun.com
User name: <name>
password: <pass>
Directory/Path: /public_html/
Protocol: FTP Port 21
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  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Feb 10, 2009 7:08 PM (in response to clow.guardian)
    This seems to be a problem with servers that use a Public_html folder.
    Have you tried leaving the Site Name field blank?
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,905 points)
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    Feb 10, 2009 7:20 PM (in response to clow.guardian)
    I want it to upload it so that the page is displayed on www.square-kun.com.


    If you are talking about what appears in the browser address bar when you go to your site, you need to be aware that iWeb produces a structure which includes a sitename folder plus an index.html file outside that folder. That is what is always uploaded. People who go to www.square-kun.com will see www.square-kun.com/sitename/pagename.html in the browser address bar. You can make the sitename just one character if you want. You can modify the structure manually if you want to get rid of sitename, but your RSS Subscribe button in your blog will not work, and you will have to modify the structure every time you publish.

    That is how iWeb has always worked, there is no way to just upload part of the structure unless you do that manually.
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,905 points)
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    Feb 10, 2009 7:28 PM (in response to clow.guardian)
    So, there is no way to make iWeb automatically upload to my site in a way that will make www.square-kun.com display the contents of the page I create?


    What is it exactly that you see when you click on the url below that is not right?

    http://www.square-kun.com
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,905 points)
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    Feb 10, 2009 7:35 PM (in response to clow.guardian)
    I want to see what is on

    www.square-kun.com/_ (which is where iweb is uploading to)


    Right now what I see in that space is your Blog.html page. What do you think is supposed to be there? Some different page from your iWeb site?
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,905 points)
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    Feb 10, 2009 8:21 PM (in response to clow.guardian)
    What is on www.square-kun.com/_ is what iweb is uploading


    Not exactly. iWeb is uploading the " _ " as well as what is inside that. iWeb always uploads a sitename folder, and " _ " is the name which you gave that folder inside the iWeb app.

    I want iweb to upload that to www.square-kun.com (the root website) instead.


    Why exactly? If you click on http://www.square-kun.com , do you not see what you want to see? What is it that you want to be different?

    is this possible.


    No, it is not possible for iWeb to upload only part of the standard site structure it creates. If you manually remove the folder named "_", the RSS subscribe button on your blog will not function.
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,905 points)
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    Feb 10, 2009 8:46 PM (in response to clow.guardian)
    I want www.square-kun.com to show the main page of the blog.


    What are you seeing when you click on your url? Here is a picture of what I see. Is that not what you want?

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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,905 points)
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    Feb 10, 2009 8:59 PM (in response to clow.guardian)
    what I seek to do is not possible.


    If what you seek is for your url to take people to your blog, it certainly seems to work for me. I don't understand why you think this does not work, unless there is something wrong with your browser.
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  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Feb 10, 2009 9:53 PM (in response to clow.guardian)
    Entering....

    http://www.square-kun.com/

    ... into the browser takes me to your blog.

    Then the URL shows as .....

    http://www.square-kun.com/_/Blog/Blog.html

    Are you saying that you want to take out the _/ so that it appears as

    http://www.square-kun.com/Blog/Blog.html

    or are you saying that you want it to appear as.....

    http://www.square-kun.com/

    If so why?
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