Publish my web site with Dreamweaver
(For detailed help with any of these steps, please consult your software's help documentation or consult Adobe's online support center.)
To get started, you'll need to use Dreamweaver to define a local site. This means that you will designate a directory (folder) on your computer as the local root (main) folder for your web site files. As you build your site with Dreamweaver, you will store and edit your pages and files here.
- In Dreamweaver's "Site" menu, select "New Site" (or "Manage Sites" in some versions).
- In the Site Name field, enter a name for the site. The name is used internally by Dreamweaver to identify the site folder.
- In the Local Site Folder field, select the location on your computer where you want the site files to be stored.
- Click the Save button.
Note: Specific steps and labels may vary depending on the version of Dreamweaver you are using. Consult your software's help files for assistance or see the Adobe tutorial: Set up your site and project files.
Before you can publish, you'll need to define a remote site. Here you'll associate the Yahoo Web Hosting server with the local folder you defined in the first step.
- From the "Site" menu, select "Manage Sites."
- Select a local site you have already defined (see instructions above) and click "Edit."
- In the Site Setup dialog box, click "Servers" to open the panel where you add your server definitions.
- Click the plus (+) button at the bottom left of the panel to add the remote server definition. This opens a new panel where you enter the server details.
- Enter your FTP settings which can be found on the Create & Update and Manage tabs of your Web Hosting Control Panel, in the Web Hosting Account Details module under "FTP Account Info". (Learn more about FTP.)
- Server Name: This is used internally by Dreamweaver to identify the server, so you can choose any name you like.
- Connect using: FTP
- FTP address: ftp.yourdomain.com
- Port: (leave blank)
- Username: YahooID@yourdomain.com
- Password: Yahoo ID Password
- Root Directory: (leave blank)
- Web URL: your website URL (e.g. http://yourdomain.com)
Note: If the option is available, select "Passive FTP." Passive FTP enables your local software to set up an FTP connection rather than asking the remote server to set it up (which is an option blocked by Yahoo for your protection).
- Click the Save button.
Note: Specific steps and labels may vary depending on the version of Dreamweaver you are using. Consult your software's help files for assistance or see the Adobe tutorial: Publishing your website or see Adobe's help center for more information about defining a site.)
Finally, when you're ready to publish, or transfer, your web site files to your Yahoo Web Hosting account:
- From the "File" menu, select the files or folders to publish.
- Click the Put Files (up arrow) icon in the Files panel toolbar.
- When Dreamweaver asks if you want to put the entire site, click OK.
Note: Specific steps and labels may vary depending on the version of Dreamweaver you are using.
When the transfer is complete, your files and folders will be available in your File Manager.
For additional help publishing with Dreamweaver, please consult your software's help documentation or consult Adobe's online support center.