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Offline rockr2

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Re: Frontpage tips
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2005, 07:18:36 AM »
I am having trouble since switching to LunarPages with publishing to my subsite.  I am using FrontPage2003.  When I open my subsite in FP and I access my remote site it asks me for my login, but it is not recognized.  I am asked if I want to create a a subsite in LP.  Yet, the folder is there when I am in my main site.  Should I convert my FP subsite to a folder and use LP password protect alone?  I have very critical info to get to my subscribers and can't get it to them.  Please help me.
Gary

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Here are the best tips I've collected for publishing in FrontPage. Following these tips helps keep the FrontPage extensions happy and working smoothly.

* DO wait until your domain name has propagated before attempting to publish your web site. You should be able to browse to http://yourdomain.com (substitute your own domain name) and see your site on the new web host. A new or recently transferred domain name may take 24-72 hours to start working.

* DO make sure you have installed the FrontPage extensions in the control panel.

* DO name your home page index.htm because that's usually the first file the server looks for.

* DO use all lower case file names and folder names because Unix and Linux servers are case sensitive. You can use numbers, hyphens, and underscores, but avoid other special characters.

* DO occasionally select the Tools menu and choose Recalculate Hyperlinks because it repairs hyperlinks, updates information for all FrontPage components, and synchronizes web data. Wait 30-120 seconds for it to finish before publishing.  

* DO use FrontPage HTTP publishing to transfer the files to the server by selecting the File menu and choosing Publish Site. Publish to web address http://yourdomain.com (substitute your domain name, don't use www).

* DO NOT use third-party FTP programs to transfer files to your web site because the special FrontPage housekeeping files often do not get transferred. Use only FrontPage HTTP publishing.

* DO NOT manually edit the htaccess file or perform tasks in the control panel that cause the htaccess file to be edited (this rule may be violated by experts who are willing and able to deal with the consequences.) If you do choose to edit the htaccess file, add the new lines to the end of the file and do not edit the original FrontPage lines. You may want to create a copy of the original htaccess file so you can copy it back if your edits cause problems.

Password protection:

Here at LunarPages, using cPanel to apply password protection to a folder does not seem to bother FrontPage. This means you can either use the cPanel method of password protection or the FrontPage method (create a FrontPage subweb, change browsing permissions, and create one or users with passwords.) The cPanel method has the advantage of not requiring you to create a FrontPage subweb.

Offline Rick_E

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FrontPage and FTP
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2005, 04:25:20 AM »
I've found that in many cases I can use FTP on a FrontPage site without harming the FrontPage extensions.

* In a separate folder with no FrontPage files in it, I can FTP to and from the folder as much as I want and FrontPage doesn't care.

* In a separate folder I can install and run a PHP script such as phpBB or SMF and FrontPage doesn't care.

* In FrontPage folders on the site, I can FTP new versions of files that FrontPage doesn't use (for example webcam pictures, PDFs, and streaming media files) and FrontPage doesn't care.

The main activities that FrontPage DOES care about are

1) Rewriting the htaccess file and

2) Rewriting the files associated with the features using the FrontPage server extensions.

The Microsoft page below contains a chart that shows the features that use the server extensions. Our column is the column labeled "with server extensions for FrontPage 2002."

http://www.microsoft.com/office/frontpage/prodinfo/servers.mspx
All the best, Rick E

Search the Microsoft KB for error messages:
http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?catalog=LCID%3D1033&spid=919&adv=1

Microsoft groups have additional FrontPage assistance:
http://www.microsoft.com/communities

Offline Rick_E

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Re: Frontpage tips
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2006, 10:46:22 AM »
The "keep it simple" philosophy...

Here are my standard admonitions for those just starting out with FrontPage. If you keep it simple, you'll be able to troubleshoot problems when they arise.

* Find a design you like then create your pages yourself using some simple tables. Don't use templates because you won't know how to fix them when they break.

* Don't use the "magic" features such as themes, navigation, and shared borders because you won't know how to fix them when they break.

* For common page elements such as top banners, footers, and navigational bars, create the the elements on pages by themselves then use the FrontPage Include feature to include the separate pages into the main page.
All the best, Rick E

Search the Microsoft KB for error messages:
http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?catalog=LCID%3D1033&spid=919&adv=1

Microsoft groups have additional FrontPage assistance:
http://www.microsoft.com/communities

Offline stfranklin

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Re: Frontpage tips
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2007, 04:00:05 AM »
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* DO NOT use third-party FTP programs to transfer files to your web site because the special FrontPage housekeeping files often do not get transferred. Use only FrontPage HTTP publishing.

I guess this applies to that "my web" silliness that Frontpage tries to saddle you with. I personally like to build my own site without FP's "help," so I avoid their upload program like the plague. I originally built my site (http://www.lordbalto.com ) with the free version of Frontpage and never felt like trying to convert it to the 2002 method. WSFtp works just fine. I use it all the time with no problems.

Just a heads up for those who don't like to be automated to death.

Steve Franklin

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Re: Frontpage tips
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2008, 03:16:49 AM »
hello Ricke,
Your tips seem to be very helpful though I still have 3 issues.

1: I have been correcting broken hyperlinks, but still the pages are not published, though i have been loading the and i ma able to see them on the cP, of LP.
Why is that?

2: I still have an issue with the links in between my webs, the links inbetween the subewebs that are addon webs at the same time, do not seem to work.

3: cannot find where to change the css, so not to view undelined the links on firefox.IE works fine!!

Please advise!!
 :hiya:
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Offline naina

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Re: Frontpage tips
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2008, 10:30:11 PM »
 Tip 1  :-  Space Saver:-
When you create blocks or items of text (such as bullet-points with the <LI> tag) and want a new font to highlight your list, use only one <FONT> tag to style the entire list.
 
Tip 2:-    How to use a hover button within a framed page

By Clicking on a hover button in one frame you can change the contents within another frame. To do this simply add the following code  to the list of parameters between the <applet> and >/applet> tags.

<param name="target" value=" The name of the frame ">
« Last Edit: June 26, 2009, 04:46:48 AM by Mitch »

Offline dyamni

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Re: Frontpage tips
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2008, 11:43:24 PM »
Thanks to share this tips. In these days I am learning front page. because i want be a webdesigner . These tips will help           full in my future. I have got a lot of knowledge  of front page.     

Offline jeenia

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Re: Frontpage tips
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2008, 02:54:56 AM »
Thanks so much for posting these tips. I had just uploaded my site as a new client of LunarPages, and Frontpage was misbehaving. So I came to this forum for the first time and found your helpful post.

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Re: Frontpage tips
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2008, 11:35:57 PM »
I agree, very informative write up OP. I thought I knew almost everything about FrontPage, however I learned a couple things. =]
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Offline angelad

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Re: Frontpage tips
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2009, 02:25:57 PM »
I agree, very informative write up OP. I thought I knew almost everything about FrontPage, however I learned a couple things. =]

I'm just getting into it.  These tips might be helpful.  Thanks.

Offline Orangeshop

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Re: Frontpage tips
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2010, 11:16:48 AM »
How do I  "DO make sure you have installed the FrontPage extensions in the control panel."? :-?

Offline Rick_E

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Re: Frontpage tips
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2010, 09:07:25 PM »
On Linux servers use the LunarPages control panel (named cPanel). Click the FrontPage icon and it should tell you if the extensions are installed or if they are not, give you a chance to click to install the extensions.

To get to the control panel, sign in on the main LunarPages.com page or go to http://www.domainname.com:2082/.

If you are on a Windows server someone else will need to guide you.  :D
All the best, Rick E

Search the Microsoft KB for error messages:
http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?catalog=LCID%3D1033&spid=919&adv=1

Microsoft groups have additional FrontPage assistance:
http://www.microsoft.com/communities

Offline jonathan cole

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Re: Frontpage tips
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2011, 09:35:33 PM »
Front Page is quite helpful tool for us and i love to know more and more about it.

 

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