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  • I'm pretty new to Expression Web and am trying to import my website from the web. The website is through doteasy.com and I uploaded it 2 ways. Through the FTP and through the HTML. Not sure which one to use. FTP constantly asks for my password so HTML is more convenient. Also, i have downloaded FileZilla to transfer back in forth between Expression Web and the website. I need some serious help. Once I get started I can easily do it, it's just getting started that's a little difficult.

    Thanks so much!

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 2:58 PM

Answers

  • By "HTML" I assume you mean HTTP.
    HTTP connections require FrontPage extensions installed and running on the website. FTP will corrupt the extensions making them useless until repaired or re-installed.
    Filezilla uses FTP. If you intend to use Filezilla then remove the extensions from the website; but before you follow this route ensure you are not using any components that require the extensions - see:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281532/
     
    If the userid password is rejected then check that you are using the correct credentials. They are Case sensitive, and may not be the same as the credentials for HTTP.
     
    Also, bear in mind that more and more hosts are removing the extensions from their servers, especially as the servers are upgraded/replaced.
    Microsoft's support for the extensions ceased for Unix in 2005, and will stop soon for Windows 2003 (IIS6) servers. There are no extensions available for Windows Server 2008 R2.
     
    The easiest way to "import" the website is to use the Site->Import Site
    You will need to choose the method (FTP or HTTP) and you will need working credentials to log in to your existing site. Do NOT use import if the credentials do not work - the resulting download will probably be missing some files.
    Or just download everything with FileZilla, delete all the _vti_* folders (and everything in them) and open the downloaded site in Expression Web.
    Use Site->Sit Settings - General tab to elect to use hidden meta data to manage the site.
     
     
     

    Ron Symonds
    Microsoft MVP (Expression Web)

    www.rxs-enterprises.org/fp
    Thursday, May 13, 2010 3:25 PM

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  • You don't say specifically what the problems you are having are.

    Typically, if you don't have the site on your PC, the best route is to create a new site in EW and connect to the live site from this site and transfer the live site to your PC where you can then work on it.

    You mention HTTP publishing which implies the site has the FrontPage Extensions and may therefore have been created in FP.

    Can you clarify the scenario so we can see what going on.

    Ian
    MS MVP Expression

    http://www.ew-resource.co.uk
    http://www.fp-resource.co.uk


    Ian Haynes
    Thursday, May 13, 2010 3:06 PM
  • By "HTML" I assume you mean HTTP.
    HTTP connections require FrontPage extensions installed and running on the website. FTP will corrupt the extensions making them useless until repaired or re-installed.
    Filezilla uses FTP. If you intend to use Filezilla then remove the extensions from the website; but before you follow this route ensure you are not using any components that require the extensions - see:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281532/
     
    If the userid password is rejected then check that you are using the correct credentials. They are Case sensitive, and may not be the same as the credentials for HTTP.
     
    Also, bear in mind that more and more hosts are removing the extensions from their servers, especially as the servers are upgraded/replaced.
    Microsoft's support for the extensions ceased for Unix in 2005, and will stop soon for Windows 2003 (IIS6) servers. There are no extensions available for Windows Server 2008 R2.
     
    The easiest way to "import" the website is to use the Site->Import Site
    You will need to choose the method (FTP or HTTP) and you will need working credentials to log in to your existing site. Do NOT use import if the credentials do not work - the resulting download will probably be missing some files.
    Or just download everything with FileZilla, delete all the _vti_* folders (and everything in them) and open the downloaded site in Expression Web.
    Use Site->Sit Settings - General tab to elect to use hidden meta data to manage the site.
     
     
     

    Ron Symonds
    Microsoft MVP (Expression Web)

    www.rxs-enterprises.org/fp
    Thursday, May 13, 2010 3:25 PM
  • Why are you using Filezilla? It only adds another layer of complexity and it isn't necessary. To assist you with setting up so you don't get prompted for your credentials you need to let us know which version you are using. You can use FTP in Expression Web. You don't say which version of Expression Web you are using but version 3 is as fast as Filezilla on my computer.

    You should not be mixing ftp & http publsihing on the same site if by http publishing your mean via the FrontPage Server Extensions because using ftp can corrupt them. FrontPage Server Extensions are going away so you may want to get your FTP situation straightened out.

    As others indicate you need to create a local site and work within it. When you EW to transfer your files you will only publish those needed to be on the hosted web and not the meta information used to manage your site locally so that when you rename your files or move things around link references get updated.

    So please provide more information including what version of Expression Web you are using and step by step what you are doing (use dummy credentials or just *** in your steps as need be so you don't post them to everyone who visits here.

    As Ronx said there may be a different userid/password combination for ftp vs fpse publishing.


    MS MVP Expression Tutorials & Help http://by-expression.com
    Thursday, May 13, 2010 8:42 PM