Uploading to your web site with Dreamweaver

Unfortunately, each time you sit down at your computer for another class, you will have to go through this operation again. However, it is essential that you do so because 1) it helps keep your files organized, 2) it's less confusing, and 3) it allows you to upload files to your web site.

Follow these steps.



It's important to always have your Files pallete handy. If you can't find it, it may be turned off. Bring it back by going to Window/Files.



Even though your site may not be "new," it is "new" to Dreamweaver every time you sit down to use it on the WSU computers. To start setting it up, choose Site/New Site...




This page comes up. The Site Name field is just a name for the project. You can't leave it blank, but it can be anything you want.

The critical thing here is to put in the path to your thumbdrive web site folder. Click the folder to navigate to it.




Just highlight the name of your entire web site and click Choose. You've now told Dreamweaver where your local files are. Now, click on the Servers item on the left.



Next, click on the Servers button. This will let you tell Dreamweaver where your web site is.



You'll see this dialog where you will tell Dreamweaver about your web site location.

The first item, FTP address, is your web site name with ftp. in front of it (ftp.yourwebsite.com).

Next, is the FTP username and password from GoDaddy.

Once it's working, enter public_html in the Root Directory field and you should be good to go.

Click Test to be sure it's working. If it doesn't connect, try clicking on More Options and selecting Passive FTP and try Test again.





If the test is NOT successful, you will see this dialog box. This almost certainly means your username and/or password are incorrect. Click here to learn how to check and update both of them.



If the test IS successful, you will see this dialog box. Now you can click OK, and Save, and Save, and Done.

You're ready to start working and uploading files!