Friday, November 16, 2012 4:54 PM
I deleted an old article page that wasn't in use because I had recreated the article on another page with my updated look. My web SEO person told me to put it back since google is still showing it. I did, and I changed the copy completely so it wouldn't be a duplicate page.
The weirdest thing is happening. To recreate the old page that I deleted, I saved the following page using the old page name to get a base to work off of.
Then I proceeded to change the page and to rewrite the copy. But although I can see all my changes and revisions when I'm in Expression Web, when I pull up the page on Explorer or Safari, it looks exactly like the above page that I used as a base. I've saved it, gone out of Expression web and back in, changed the name of the page and changed it back... It still looks like the above page rather than like what I see when I'm in expression web.
I wanted to see if it's somehow showing the above page instead of the new page, so I changed something on the above page to see if it would change on the page in question also, and it did!!!
So for some reason that's beyond me, the revised page is displaying this other page.
The page in question is: http://www.ballmediainnovations.com/Articlestableofcontents.htm
Can anyone help me figure this one out?
Friday, November 16, 2012 6:23 PM
Did you publish the changes you made? All we can see is that you published two identical pages. (I'm assuming identical - you didn't say what you would expect to be different and I'm not going to compare them line by line.)
Friday, November 16, 2012 6:37 PM
Yup - I published the changed page over and over and over.
When I look at the page on safari and explorer, it's displaying the other page I used as a base. It's actually displaying the wrong page! So weird. Could use someone smarter than me to help me figure this out.
Friday, November 16, 2012 7:51 PM
Ask your host - do they cache pages?
And, of course, did you publish the page to the right location inside your site?
Other than that, there's really no one but you who can track it down: you can look in your hosting panel and see what pages are where; you know if you chose the correct page to publish; you can talk to your host, and so on. All we can see is what you actually have on the server.
By the way - the advice you got to republish the old page for SEO was wrong. All you needed was a redirect to the new page.
- Edited by KathyW2 Friday, November 16, 2012 7:51 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:52 AM
As Kathy said, this is not something that EW is doing. We cannot see your local file structure, nor your remote server's file structure. Since you can see the changes you are making when you preview locally, but they are not appearing on the remote site, you are clearly not publishing to where you think you are.
Using any of the "Publish..." commands, or the blue arrows, EW will always publish to the folder corresponding to where your local folder is in the site's structure. Both of the URLs you have provided indicate that the file is located in your site root remotely. Try this—instead of using "Publish..." commands, or the arrows, simply drag the modified file from your local folder to the site root folder of the remote server. Dragging and dropping explicitly moves the file from the current folder to the target folder, overcoming EW's intent to sync between corresponding folders when publishing. If you have actually been publishing to the wrong location, that should resolve it.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012 2:24 PMHave you cleared your browser cache files?
Expression Web MVP
Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:23 PMSteve, that could only be a factor if the rest of us had cache files for that page (and had not cleared cache since that visit). Unlikely, I would say, but it wouldn't hurt for the OP to try.
Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:41 PM
Kathy, this is going to sound strange, but when I actually posted my response, no one else had replied yet.
Don't know why it posted when it did.
Expression Web MVP
Friday, November 23, 2012 2:07 AM