These instructions are for FrontPage 98 users. Similar
instructions are also provided for FrontPage 2002
and FrontPage 2000.
Although FrontPage 98 is still supported, for
improved stability and additional functionality, it is strongly
recommended that you upgrade to a more recent version.
Local server editing Use allows you develop your web site on your
locally installed personal web server, and upload to your domain
(publish) when you choose. All development and subsequent changes are
applied only to your local site. Changes are then synchronized with
your live site whenever you upload (publish).
Part 1: Editing Your Web Site Locally
Open Microsoft FrontPage and select "Open FrontPage Web" from the File menu...
Click the "More Webs" button...
Enter "localhost" or "127.0.0.1" as your web server name, then choose
Double-click on "<Root Web>"...
Enter your username and password if requested (depending on web server)...
Note: This is your local web server password, not
your FastVirtual password.
You will be presented with a graphical view of your web site. Create
and edit web pages using FrontPage's familiar explorer-type interface.
You can add other file types by simply dragging them into FrontPage
from other applications. New files you add, and any changes you make
will affect your local copy only. Follow the instructions below to upload (publish) your web site.
Part 2: Publishing Your Web Site
Once you're satisfied with your local copy, choose "Publish..."
from the File menu and select "More Webs..."...
Type http://www.yourdomain.com/ (replacing "yourdomain"
with your actual domain name) as the destination to publish to, and
Enter your account username and password and click "OK"...
Your local copy will then be published to your live web site. This
process can take some time, depending on the size of your site and
your connection speed.