FrontPage 2000 Help
Microsoft FrontPage 2000 website publishing help
Web Spinners, LLC is a registered Microsoft FrontPage Presence
Provider since 1997. We fully support all FrontPage features. For help to publish
your web site to our servers see below. FrontPage 98 help is also available.
How to Publish with FrontPage 2000
Before publishing, it is a good idea to check to make sure that your site is complete
and thoroughly tested and that you've reviewed your task list.
To publish in FrontPage 2000
From the File menu select Publish Web. The following dialog box appears.
Specify the location for publishing your Web by typing the path or clicking the Browse
button and then selecting the location.
Here are examples of locations to which you can publish:
Hard drive: C:\directory\
Network drive: \\server\share\path\
An intranet Web server or Personal Web Server:
Web presence provider (WPP) or Internet service provider (ISP):
http://www.wppname.com/~folder/ or ftp.wppname.com/~folder/
Note There are two methods of publishing to your Web hosting
service, but both work the same way. If the Web hosting service has FrontPage Server
Extensions installed on their server, you just enter the address (or URL of your Web
site), as you would when viewing it in your browser. If FrontPage Server Extensions are
not installed on the server, you can use FTP (file transfer protocol) to copy the files to
To enter an FTP server location in the Publish
Web dialog box:
Simply type the FTP server location (ftp://ftp.server.com/~folder) in the Publish Web
dialog. (Be sure to type ftp:// before the server name). A dialog box will prompt
you for your username and password.
To specify (or change) a saved FTP location:
In the Publish Web dialog box, click the Browse button.
In the top portion of the Open Web dialog box that appears, expand the list of locations
next to "Look in." At the bottom of the list, you will see a location called FTP
Click Add/Modify FTP Locations and specify the path to your FTP location (ftp.server.com/~folder).
Select "Anonymous" if there is no user name or password required, or
"User" to enter the appropriate user name and password.
Click OK to save. This new FTP location is now available to choose from the FTP
Specify your publish options by clicking the Options button. The Publish Web
dialog box expands, displaying four options.
Publish changed pages only. FrontPage compares the files on your local Web to the
files on the destination hard drive or Web server, and only those files that are newer
than those on the destination hard drive or Web server are published. However, files that
have been marked Don't Publish will not be published.
Note To mark specific pages as Don't Publish, on the View
menu, point to Reports and then click Publish Status. If you don't want to
publish a certain page, click that item's entry in the Publish column and change it to
Publish all pages, overwriting any already on the destination. The files from the
local Web site will overwrite all files on the destination Web server, even if the files
on the Web server are newer. This publishing feature should be used judiciously because
once files are overwritten, you won't be able to get the previous versions back.
Include sub-Web sites. If the current Web has sub-Web sites, all files and
folders in sub-Web sites will be published in addition to those in the current Web.
Secure connection required (SSL). You can use this feature to encrypt the
information transmitted so that no one can read it. Your destination Web server must
support HTTPS authentication for this feature to work. This provides an added level of
security that can be useful when you are publishing sensitive information to a provider
outside your company.
Click Publish, and then you will see a progress bar that shows you that
publishing is under way.
FrontPage also includes a feature that synchronizes the files on your source with those on
your publishing destination. If FrontPage finds a page on the publishing destination that
does not exist in your source files, it will ask you if you wish to remove that file, as
shown in this dialog box.
This feature helps you to get rid of unused files that would otherwise clutter your Web
site and use up disk space unnecessarily.
To verify that your Web was successfully published, click the hyperlink that is
displayed after the Web has been published, and your Web browser will open to the site you
Note If you cancel publishing in the middle of the operation,
files that have already been published remain on the destination Web server.
Tip To publish only pages that have changed to the same
location you previously published to, click the Publish button , located on the FrontPage toolbar. If you haven't
previously published this Web site before, pressing this button will bring up the same
Publish dialog box that's also available from the File menu, under Publish Web.
How Do FrontPage Server Extensions Affect Publishing?
The FrontPage Server Extensions are a set of programs that you or your Web hosting
service can install on a Web server to support administering, authoring, and browsing a
FrontPage Web. While it is not essential that you host FrontPage-based Web sites on a
server that has the FrontPage Server Extensions installed, some FrontPage features are
enabled by the Server Extensions, including:
Hit counter -- keeps track of the number of hits (visitors) to the page it resides on
Form handler -- sends form results to a text file, e-mail address, or database
Discussion form -- allows users to send comments to the page, and displays all comments
Search form -- allows users to search for items on the Web
Multi-user authoring -- allows multiple users to edit and author the same Web site at
the same time
Remote authoring and administration -- allows users with authoring rights to edit and
author directly on the Web, and allows users with administrative rights to perform user
and site management from a remote computer
If you include any of these features in your FrontPage Web, you need to publish to a
server that has FrontPage Server Extensions installed; otherwise, the features will not
What's New and Different Between Publishing in FrontPage 98 and FrontPage 2000?
If you are familiar with publishing in FrontPage 98, you will be interested in these
enhancements, which are new in FrontPage 2000.
Selective publishing. In FrontPage 98, you could choose to publish your entire
site, or just those pages that have changed. FrontPage 2000 improves upon this by allowing
you to mark specific pages as Don't Publish so you can selectively exclude certain
files from publishing. This is especially useful for pages that are still under
construction or contain sensitive information that is not yet ready to be released.
Display publishing status. In FrontPage 98, there was no indicator to let you
know the status of the publishing process. FrontPage 2000 provides a visual display
indicating that publishing is taking place.
Synchronize files via FTP. In FrontPage 98, if you published a site and the
publish destination directory had extra files that did not exist in your source directory,
FrontPage only asked if you wanted to delete these files if you were publishing to a
server via FrontPage Server Extensions. Now in FrontPage 2000, this
"synchronize" feature works if you are publishing your site via FTP as well.
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