BEFORE YOU BEGIN
37 Use the File Manager
71 Configure the Settings to Publish Your Site
36 Preview and Use the Easy Upload
Setting up your FTP settings in the last task forced you to upload the file you were viewing at the time. You will upload the same file again in this task, but you'll use the Publish tab of the Publish Page dialog box, where you will get options on what you specifically want to upload and be able to choose from all the sites you have set up.
Click on the Publish Button on the Composition Toolbar
To start the publishing process from your page, click on the Publish button on the Composition toolbar.
Select the Site to Which You Want to Publish
Click on the drop-down list in the Site Name box and select the site to which you want to publish.
As you work on more and more sites or on only one part of a site, you can create as many sites as you like without having to type in all the details for each one every time.
When you have larger sites you are working on, it can save you a lot of time and organization if you create "subsites" for each part of the site. For example, if you are creating a site for a winery, you might have a site that goes directly to the products folder of the website so that you don't accidentally change something in the calendar or administration areas of the site. If you have several folders for the different areas of the site, you are going to have several index.html pages, as well. If you keep the sites for each area separate, you are going to run less risk of overwriting one index file with the wrong one from a different folder.
Assign Titles and Filenames
Your title and filename should show up in the next two boxes.
You can assign new titles and filenames as you upload the files. If you have forgotten to add a title to your pages, you'll want to include one because some search engines use the title of the page to help rank pages in searches and to get information on what is on the page.
72. Publish Your Page
Search engines and how they work is the topic of more than one entire book. One thing you can do to help your page get higher ratings is to title your pages with some content rather than just saying "hello." For instance, if you title your page "Welcome," you are going to appear with about 155,000,000 (just Googled to check that ‚ ) other websites . Instead, try to name your pages with a little information. So instead of Welcome to Taco the Chook on your home page, you might want to say, Extraordinary Chickens in California Taco the Chook, which might give the search engines more to go on, and will give the viewer search results more information.
If you want to read more on search engines and how to make your pages more friendly toward them, you might want to check out Search Engine Visibility by Shari Thurow, published by New Riders.
The Site Subdirectory for This Page drop-down list lets you specify a directory on your site for the page to be loaded into. You add subdirectories to your site when you want to organize your page so that there is a separate part of your web address for each part. For instance, you might have a section of your site for products you sell. For that section, you would create a subdirectory on your site and in it you would put another index.html file so that the address for the Products part of your site would be something like http://www.mysite.com/products instead of http://www.mysite.com/productspage.html, which is harder to tell people over the phone and more difficult to remember.
The final section enables you to upload any images you might have on your page at the same time as the HTML file itself. When you insert a graphic into a page, you are really adding a link to the graphic and that graphic has to be on the site as well as the HTML page. If you upload them all at the same time, you will avoid problems such as forgetting all graphics you might have usednot that I have ever done that ‚ .
Publish Your Site
Click on the Publish button to begin the publishing process.
When you publish your pages, you get a dialog box that tells you which files uploaded and which didn't. When you are using a busy server, sometimes some files don't make it to the server, so checking this dialog box will tell you whether you need to upload files again.