How to Upload Your Website with Dreamweaver - dummies

By David Karlins, Doug Sahlin

Dreamweaver features a sophisticated set of commands that enable you to connect to a web server and upload files to that server — in Dreamweaver-speak, “put the files on the server” — or download files from the server — “get the files from the server.” To upload pages using Dreamweaver, follow these steps:

1If the Files panel isn’t visible, choose Window→Files to open the Files panel. Alternatively, press F8.

The Files panel shows the local files associated with the site on which you’re working. For your convenience and ease of viewing, The figure shows the panel undocked.

2Click the Connects to Remote Host button.

Dreamweaver connects to the remote server using the credentials you supplied when you set up the site.

3Click the Expand/Collapse button.

Dreamweaver increases the size of the panel and splits the panel into two panes. The pane on the left shows the files on the remote server, and the pane on the right shows the files on the local machine.

4Select the files you want to upload to the server from the Local Files window.

If you’re uploading edited pages on which you haven’t changed any associated files, you don’t need to select files (such as images) that are associated with the files you’re uploading unless they’ve changed.

5Click the Put Files button.

Dreamweaver opens the Dependent Files dialog box, from which you can upload files associated with the page, such as images and so on.

6Click Yes.

Dreamweaver uploads the selected files, along with all files associated with the selected file.

Alternatively, click No if you know that the files associated with the file you’re uploading have not been changed, and no new files have been linked to the file.

You can also upload a page you’re editing by clicking the File Management icon (looks like two arrows, one pointing up and one pointing down) and then clicking Put. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+Shift+U (Windows) or Apple+Shift+U (Mac).