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richardfromberkeley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Yesterday I made some changes to my website and thought I had published the changes. But looking today, I see the changes aren't there.

 

The changes are reflected in iWeb, but when I tried to republish I found the that "Publish Site Changes" is not illuminated.

 

Suggestions? (It's been at least a year since I made any changes to the site, and I may simply have forgotten how.)


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • 1. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (9,955 points)

    The Publish Site Changes will not now be illumintated because that was part of MobileMe and MobileMe was discontinued at the end of June last year, so no longer.

     

    You don't say which version of iWeb you are using?  Is it iWeb 08 or 09, because you need to use different publishing methods for both.

     

    If using iWeb 09, then this produces an assets file that needs to be uploaded and will only publish changes when you publish.  Your publishing options from the iWeb internal publishing now are publish to ftp or a local folder, now that the MobileMe option is no longer.

     

    You could also try emptying your browser cache - this one reason why changes might show up in iWeb but not in your published site.

  • 2. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    richardfromberkeley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Ethmoid. Clearing my cache appears to have done the trick. (I'm not certain whether I'm using iWeb 08 or 09, but when I click on "About iWeb" I'm told I'm using version 3.0.4 (601).

     

    The other problem I'm having is in trying to cut and paste a new nav bar for several pages on the site. Can you remind me of how to do that?

     

    Thanks much.

  • 3. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)
    The other problem I'm having is in trying to cut and paste a new nav bar for several pages on the site. Can you remind me of how to do that?

     

    Is this a custom built navbar of the default navbar that iWeb creates?  If it's the latter make sure both navbar checkboxes are checked for each page in the Inspector/Page/Page preference pane.

    iW2pagepane.PNG

     

    OT

  • 4. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    richardfromberkeley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually, it's a custom nav bar. Right now it's sitting on a page of it's own. I did this before, and my memory of how to do it was to click on the box it's in, copy, and paste into the pages where I want it to appear. But when I try to do that, nothing happens.

  • 5. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    That's how I move my custom navbar to multiple pages.  Don't know what you might be doing wrong.  See if you can copy and past into the same page.

  • 6. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    richardfromberkeley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think the problem may have to do with the way I constructed the nav bar. I started with a nav bar that includes several thumbnails, then dragged another image into it. But what I'm noticing is that the image I dragged in has a frame around it, while the other images don't have frames.

     

    I sarted thinking that I am supposed to use a "right click" (control/click) to import an image into an existing page, but that didn't seem to work either. Does this suggest a solution?

  • 7. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    The theme you're using adds the frame.  Click on the photo, go to the Inspector/Graphics pane and select None in the Stroke drop down menu.

    iW2graphicspane.PNG

  • 8. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    richardfromberkeley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can see the tool bar I'm trying to copy here (the one on the right of the page, under "Sample Issues"):

     

    file:///Users/fran/Desktop/Shig%20Site%20Copy/Shig_Project/SR_Sampler.html

     

    I want to add the last thumbnail (Shig's Review #35 & 64) to all of the pages that show sample issues, but when I copy it from this page and paste it into the other pages, the Shig's Review #34 & 65 thumbnail disappears (?)

  • 9. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    richardfromberkeley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I know about that, and that's not the issue. Is there a way I can share the template for the nav bar with you so you can look at it?

     

    I want to paste it into several pages that have an existing nav bar, but add one more thumbnail to what's already there. When I try to do so, I end up pasting in the version without the additonal thumbnail.

     

    Meanwhile, the problem I had earlier seems to have resurfaced. After I cleaned out the catch on Firefox, I was able to publish some of the changes I made last week. But I've since made several more changes and, again, I can't publish the changes.

  • 10. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    richardfromberkeley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please ignore the final post here ("I know about that. . . .")  I thought I had deleted it, but it seems to have posted. I think I've got all the issues worked out except for the one described in the post that begins with, "You can see the tool bar. . . ." Thanks so much for all your help, Old Toad. I never could have done this without you.

  • 11. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    What's the URL of the webpage so we can view it first hand?  Or take a screenshot of it and post using the camera button in the toolbar.

  • 12. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    richardfromberkeley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The URL of the site is www.shigmurao.org

     

    You can view the page with the toolbar I'm trying to copy here:

     

    file:///Users/fran/Desktop/Shig%20Site%20Copy/Shig_Project/SR_Sampler.html

     

    (I'm not sure exactly what this URL is, as it has characters at the beginning that don't show up when I load shigmurao.org, but somewhere along my experimentation I came upon it and copied it.) The problem is that when I try to copy the tool bar on the right of the page, the bottom thumbnail for Shig's Review #35 & 64 doesn't appear:

     

    But now I'm back to the earlier problem of publishing changes to the site. After I emptied the catch on Firefox a cople of weeks ago, I successfully published some changes, and since then I have again successfully published other changes. But when I look now, none of the changes I have made in the past few weeks is there??? All I can figure is that the changes take but then are errased when I attempt a new update.

  • 13. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    The webpage/site has to be published to a online server before we can visit it.

  • 14. Re: Publishing changes to my website
    richardfromberkeley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is pubished The URL of the site is www.shigmurao.org. What I'm trying to do is publish updates.

     

    I just tried empthing the cache again, thinking that perhaps I had to do so immediately before publishing the changes I've made to the site, but "Publish Site Changes" still doesn't illuminate.

     

    This is so strange, because on a couple of occasions over the past few weeks I was able to publish changes, but the changes subsequently disappeared, probably after I tried, unsuccessfuly, to publish more changes.

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