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Chapter 10. Publishing the Web Site > Using Dreamweaver to upload content

Using Dreamweaver to upload content

Dreamweaver features a sophisticated set of commands that enable you to connect to a Web server and upload files to the server (Put in Dreamweaverese, as in, put the files on the server) or download files from the server (Get in Dreamweaverese, as in, get the files from the server). To upload pages using Dreamweaver, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Window⇨Files to open the Files panel. (See Figure 10-2 .) Alternatively, press F8.

    Figure 10-2: The default layout of the Files panel.

    The Files panel shows the local files associated with the site on which you're working.

  2. Click the Connects to Remote Host button.

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

  3. Click 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, while the pane on the right shows the files on the local machine. (See Figure 10-3 .)

    Figure 10-3: Remote on the left, Local on the right. Roger.

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

    You don't need to select files associated with the files you're uploading.

  5. Click the Put button.

    Dreamweaver opens the Dependent Files dialog box. (See Figure 10-4 .) This dialog box enables you to upload files associated with the page, such as images and so on.

    Figure 10-4: You can include associated files with the upload, or not.

  6. Click 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 download files from the remote server by following these steps:

  1. 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 are working.

  2. Click the Connects to Remote Host button.

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

  3. Click 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, while the pane on the right shows the files on the local machine.

  4. Select the files you want to upload to the server from the Remote Site window.

    You don't need to select files associated with the files you're uploading.

  5. Click the Get button.

    Dreamweaver displays the Dependent Files dialog box.

  6. Click Yes.

    Dreamweaver downloads the selected files into the applicable site's folders on your local machine.


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