SiteSpinner® Pro’s Publishing Profiles can save you these steps each time you publish. You need only enter the publishing information once, and then save the information to a specific publishing profile. Then, the next time you publish, simply open the Publisher dialog box, select the right profile, and click the Publish button. SiteSpinner® Pro does the rest.
Publishing profiles are maintained in the ftppro.ini file in the SiteSpinner® Pro application directory.
When using SiteSpinner® Pro on computers set up to allow individual user accounts, each user’s publishing profile is maintained separately.
For more information, see Publisher Dialog Box.
The Publisher dialog box will open.
A new, system-assigned profile name will appear in the Profile Name combo box. (e.g., Profile2, Profile3, etc.)
The default Publish Format selection is HTML, but SVG will appear selected if you have chosen the SVG format in either the Project Target Options dialog box or the Coding Language Selection drop-down menu in the Preview Bar.
Project page names as displayed in the Page Names and Extensions combo box will become the names of the associated web pages after publishing. The first page of your web site should be called “default.html” or “index.html.”
SiteSpinner® Pro always publishes the files to the target directory specified in the Local Publish Directory field. Then if you are publishing to the Internet, SiteSpinner® Pro connects via FTP to your web host and transfers the web files from the local directory to the target directories on the remote web server. Thus, if you are publishing using the Relative Link to Files path option, you must make sure that the path relationship in the local directory between the page files and the resource files match the same relative paths on the remote server. For more information, see Relative Paths to Resources.
The Absolute Link to files option is not available when you are uploading your web site to a web host via FTP.
If you are creating a publishing profile with an Export Destination of Files to Disk, you are finished inputting information, and your publishing profile is complete. Click the Cancel button to close the dialog box. You may now open a project to publish. For more information, see “Publishing a Project to Local Directory” and “Publishing a Project to the Internet.”
If you are creating a publishing profile with an Export Destination of My Web Host (FTP), proceed to step 13.
If you are logging on to the web server using an anonymous login, click to checkmark the Anonymous Login option box. Do not enter information in the User Name field. Anonymous Logins usually require that you enter your e-mail address in the Password field.
If your FTP login data is correct, you will be connected to your remote web server and an FTP dialog box will open displaying your remote publish directory and any files currently in it.
On some hosts the directory that you initially connect to may not be the correct directory you need to publish your web site to. You can explore the remote host by selecting folders or by clicking the red Up arrow in the FTP dialog box.
If the dialog box does not display any of the directory information provided to you by your web host, your connection probably failed. Check your settings and try again. If repeated attempts fail, contact your web host’s technical support.
If you know the path to the remote publish directory, you can enter it directly into the Remote Publish Directory field before connecting. Remember, however, that on some hosts this information is case- sensitive.
Your publishing profile is now complete and will retain all the information you have entered in the Publisher dialog box. You may repeat these steps to create additional publishing profiles. Or, you may select a project to publish.
Your publishing profile is now ready for use. For more information on publishing, see Uploading.