Publish your website with Dreamweaver

If you're publishing your website in Dreamweaver for the first time, you must set up a local site and a remote site in Dreamweaver. Once you've set up a local site and a remote site, follow the steps under "Publishing your website" to make your website go live.

 This help article is for Dreamweaver 5.5 and newer. If you're using an older version of Dreamweaver, you'll need to publish your site using a third party FTP tool that supports FTPS.

Setting up a local site

To get started, you'll need to set up a local site in Dreamweaver. This means that you'll choose a folder on your computer as the main folder for your website files. As you build your site with Dreamweaver, you'll store and edit your pages and files in that folder.

  1. Select SiteNew Site.
  2. In the Site Name field, enter a name for your website. The Site Name is used internally by Dreamweaver to identify the folder where your website is stored.
  3. In the Local Site Folder field, select the location on your computer where you want the site files to be stored.
  4. Click Save.

If you need more help, see Adobe's tutorial about setting up your site and project files.

Setting up a remote site

Before you can publish, you'll need to set up a remote site in Dreamweaver. Here you'll associate your Yahoo Web Hosting account with the folder you created previously.

  1. Select SiteManage Sites.
  2. Double-click the name of the local site you created previously.
  3. In the Site Setup dialog box, click Servers.
  4. Click the Add new server icon (+) to set up the remote site. This opens a new panel where you enter the server details.
  5. Enter your FTPS settings. You can find them on the "Create & Update" tab of your Web Hosting Control Panel.
  6. Click Save.

If you need more help, see Adobe's video about defining a new site or tutorial about publishing your website.

Publishing your website

Follow these steps in Dreamweaver when you're ready to publish, or transfer, your website files to your Yahoo Web Hosting account:

  1. From the Files panel, select the files or folders to publish. (If you don't see the Files panel, select Window Files to make it appear.)
  2. Click the Put files icon (up arrow) in the Files panel toolbar.
  3. If Dreamweaver asks if you want to put the entire site, click OK.

When the transfer is complete, your files and folders will be available in your File Manager.

If you need more help, see Adobe's tutorial about publishing your website.

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