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Offline Hfcomms

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Trouble with carterlake template setup.
« on: November 30, 2007, 12:24:10 AM »
I downloaded and installed a trial version of WD 10.37G and also carterlake's prebuilt template.  The problem is that the help file that comes with the template seems to be for an older version of WD.  I put the appropriate files in my public_html location and the wxlocal files in the WD webfiles folder as instructed.  My problem comes under step #2 internet files setting.  The control panel is different in this latest version than in the help file.  Specifically, I need to point the  wxlocal.html = index.html on my website.  There is no area on this panel on the far right like there is in the help file to do the association. 

There is an index.html in the public_html directory which is the stock index.html for the account when it was set up which is as follows:

<html>
<head>
   <title>
      bigbaywx.com
   </title>

   <style>
   * { font-family: verdana; font-size: 10pt; COLOR: gray; }
   b { font-weight: bold; }
   table { height: 50%; border: 1px solid gray;}
   td { text-align: center; padding: 25;}

   </style>
</head>
<body>
<center>
<br><br><br><br>
   <table>
   <tr><td>Welcome to the home of <b>bigbaywx.com</b></td></tr>

   <tr><td>To change this page, upload your website into the public_html directory</td></tr>
   <tr><td><img src="logo.jpg"></td></tr>
   <tr><td style="font-size: 8pt">Date Created: Thu Nov 29 20:57:59 2007</td></tr>
   </table>
<br><br>

</center>
</body>

</html>


Should I delete this index.html and just assume that the .css files from the template will take care of setting the rest of it up??  It just seems that there needs to be an association in the WD ftp area to associate the wxlocal.html with the index.html on the website.  I'm trying to follow the helpfile the best I can but it makes it a little difficult with the changes in the versions.

FWIW the hosting company I went with is host.pc using the basic plan.  The use the directAdmin control panel.  Any direction or insight would be appreciated.  Until the DNS servers catch up the stock index is here.  http://74.200.213.146/~bigbaywx/

« Last Edit: November 30, 2007, 12:26:30 AM by Hfcomms »

Offline saratogaWX

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Re: Trouble with carterlake template setup.
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007, 02:22:06 AM »
You can have WD upload wxlocal.html as index.html and replace your starter index.html.

In the Control Panel, Customize Internet and file creation, Setup page #2 TAB
For file#22 (wxlocal.html), click on SET, then click on Show File Upload Times in the Time To FTP the File dialog.
It will reveal a 'FTP Settings' box near the top of the dialog.
Under Remote File Name, change 'wx.html' to 'index.html',
Make sure 'Use these settings' is ON, then press OK to save the settings.

You should get wxlocal.html uploaded by WD as index.html on your site (along with the wx2..wx9 files) assuming your FTP setup is correct.

Hope this helps.
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Ken
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Offline Hfcomms

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Re: Trouble with carterlake template setup.
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007, 09:01:28 AM »
Thanks, Ken

Do I have to delete the starter file that came with the account setup that is in the public_html directory??  Or, does the WD automatically overwrite it.

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Re: Trouble with carterlake template setup.
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007, 11:22:45 AM »
The WD upload should overwrite the current index.html for you .. no need to delete it.

Best regards,
Ken
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