9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2012 2:40 PM by alexanderfromportolavalley Branched to a new discussion.
FrancyGal Level 1 (0 points)


I have a new Mac Air and I'd like to use iWeb but I cannot understand how downloading it.

Is it in iLife pack? if so, I have iPhoto, iMovie and Garageband, already. So why don't I have iWeb on my Mac?

Please help me!


Thank you in advance!



iWeb '08
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 (51,825 points)

    New machine purchases include only the iLife '11 apps that are also available for download via the App Store.

    iWeb and iDVD are being discontinued by Apple and are not available at the App Store. They are still part of the iLife '11 DVD that is sold at the Apple Store.

  • AceNeerav Level 1 (95 points)

    wow! i didn't know this. the last year i clean installed os x for the first time since my purchase in 08, i used my dvd to install iLife and as a result iweb and idvd are installed too.


    if idvd is discontinued, how do people watch dvd on their macs?


    also, is there a better alternative to iweb?



  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 (51,825 points)

    DVD Player (not iDVD) is used to play DVD's.

    iWeb will continue to work but many features will become obsolete when iDisk hosting ends this July.

  • AceNeerav Level 1 (95 points)

    right. got confused with that one.


    can u be specific on what features will be obsolete in iweb? i'm planning to make a website on it.

  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 (51,825 points)

    Any feature that requires you publish to a MobileMe account. That includes blog page commenting and page hit counters.

  • Old Toad Level 10 (133,340 points)

    It's now confirmed that iWeb and iDVD have been discontinued by Apple. This is evidenced by the fact that new Macs are shipping with iLife 11 installed but without iWeb and iDVD.


    On June 30, 2012 MobileMe will be shutdown. HOWEVER, iWeb will still continue to work but without the following:


    Features No Longer Available Once MobileMe is Discontinued:


    ◼ Password protection

    ◼ Blog and photo comments

    ◼ Blog search

    ◼ Hit counter

    ◼ MobileMe Gallery


    All of these features can be replaced with 3rd party options.


    I found that if I published my site to a folder on my hard drive and then uploaded with a 3rd party FTP client subscriptions to slideshows and the RSS feed were broken.  If I published directly from iWeb to the FPT server those two features continued to work correctly.


    There's another problem and that's with iWeb's popup slideshows.  Once the MMe servers are no longer online the popup slideshow buttons will not display their images.


    Click to view full size


    However, Roddy McKay and I have figured out a way to modify existing sites with those slideshows and iWeb itself so that those images will display as expected once MobileMe servers are gone.  How to is described in this tutorial: #26 - How to Modify iWeb So Popup Slideshows Will Work After MobileMe is Discontinued.


    In addition the iLife suite of applications offered on disc is now a discontinued product and the remaining supported iApps will only be available thru the App Store from now on.


    HOWEVER, the iLife 11 boxed version that is still currently available at the online Apple Store (Store button at the top of the page) and those copies still on the shelves of retailers will include iWeb and iDVD.


    This may be of some interest to you: Life After MobileMe.



  • FrancyGal Level 1 (0 points)

    So, if I have understood well I have two options now:

    - buy iLife 11 even if I already have iPhoto, iMovie and Garageband even if it has been discontinued by Apple

    - use 3rd party software.

    Is it correct?

    Do You know 3rd party SW available for Mac?


    Thank you very much!

  • Ethmoid Level 6 (10,800 points)

    iWeb has not been discontinued by Apple, that is MobileMe, so please note the difference.  iWeb is an app and you can still use it.


    Yes, if you want iWeb you will still need to purchase the boxed set of iLife 11 that contains iWeb and iDVD and you can purcahse this from the Apple Store online or from Amazon.


    There is lots of other web design software available for the Mac - just search this forum by putting in something like 'alternatives to iWeb' and lots of topics will come up. 


    Your unique question is asked on an almost daily basis on these forums!


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  • alexanderfromportolavalley Level 1 (0 points)

    Google Sites could work as 3rd party but iWeb, I have been having the same problem.