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HOW TO: Publish your website using Macromedia Dreamweaver
Step 1: Select Manage Sites... from the Site menu.


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Step 2a: If you have already set up a site within Dreamweaver, select it from the list of sites in the Manage Sites window, then click Edit....


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Step 2b: If you have not already set up a site in Dreamweaver, click New..., then Site.


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Step 3: Click the Advanced tab in the Site Definition for (SITENAME) window.


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Step 4: Enter a name for the site in the Sitename field. Dreamweaver allows you to define multiple sites; each site should have a unique name for easy identification.

Step 5: Click the folder icon to change the Local root folder for the site. This is the folder that acts as the root of your site, and will generally be the folder in which you store all your HTML documents and images.

Step 6: Enter your site's URL (address) into HTTP Address field.


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Step 7: Select Remote Info in the Category list, then select FTP from the Access menu.


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Step 8: Enter the FTP Host ftp.yourdomain.co.nz (substitute the red text with your own websites domain name).
Please refer to the 'Account Information Settings' Email we initially sent you when you first set up your account, for the temporary FTP details, if your domain doesn't yet point to our servers. This is located under the FTP details of the email.

Step 9: Set the host directory to where your website is located on the server. For CPanel Control Panel users, the host directory will be public_html . For Corporate and Business Class hosting plans, the host directory will be your domain name, for example, if your domain is yourdomain.co.nz, enter the Host directory yourdomain.co.nz. For all other hosting plans, the host directory will be htdocs .

Step 10: Enter your FTP username and password into the Login and Password fields, respectively.

Close the Site Definition for (SITENAME) window by clicking the OK button.


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Step 11: The Files palette should be visible in the lower right corner of your screen. If it is not, you can bring it up by selecting Files from the Windows menu, or by pressing F8.

Select the site you wish to upload from the site menu in the Files palette; if you only have one site defined it will already be selected.

Step 12: Select the files you want to upload in the lower part of the Files palette, then click the blue up arrow to begin uploading.


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Dreamweaver will attempt to connect to the FTP server, and display the Background File Activity - (SITENAME) dialogue, shown in Figure 8.


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After connecting, the Background File Activity - (SITENAME) dialogue will update to give details of the files being copied (Figure 9).


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Step 13: After Dreamweaver has finished uploading the specified files you can disconnect from the FTP server by clicking the plug icon in the Files palette.


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In future, you can upload files by following steps 12 and 13.


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