I am having a lot of problems with FrontPage. I am editing my web site on my computer and then uploading them through FTP. What am I doing wrong?

A site created with FrontPage should NOT be uploaded through FTP or some of the features will not work.

Please be aware that FrontPage maintains index and configuration files on the remote site. If you upload web pages to your web site with FTP, the changes will not be recorded, and FrontPage may begin to function abnormally thereafter. It is recommended that you use only FrontPage to modify a FrontPage site.

Here is the correct way to publish your FrontPage Web:

  1. Connect to the Internet
  2. Start FrontPage (Explorer). The "Getting Started..." window will pop up
  3. Select [Open FrontPage Web]
  4. Click [More Webs...]
  5. Type your web site address (for example, www.my-domain.com) in the box entitled "Select a Web server or disk location"
  6. Click [List Webs], select the [Root Web] or the web you wish to edit, then input your User ID and Password
  7. You can now start creating your site by using the example web or by creating new pages yourself

Note that if you follow the above process, the [Publish FrontPage Web...] option is not required. The site is saved and automatically updated on the Web Server when changes are made.

Please also note that, by default, your FrontPage and UNIX account Passwords are the same. You may change the Password for your FrontPage if desire.