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Frontpage extensions...hmmm

One of my clients want me to reorganise there site specifically the images. I am sorting this out, but they use frontpage, so what will happen when they next decide to publish the site, if I have messed around with the structure of the site, will it just reupload all the images as it cannot find them? Is there a way round this?

Thanks in advance,

Jacob
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coreybryantCommented:
If they do not publish from the server to their local computer the new structure - yes FP will publish the "old" images / structure to the server from their local computer

-Corey
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Chris Raisin(Retired Analyst/Programmer)Commented:
Create a new Frontpage project and copy all the pages from your current site into that project (i,e, a new subdirectory on your local machine). You can then mess around with all your files to your heart's content without uploading to the Host page accidentally.

Another eay (but this involves copying the pages all up onto your host site) is to create a subdirectory under the current root directory of your existing site and then publish. All this does is create a subdirectory with a duplication of the pages on your host server. It will not affect users browsing your site since no links go to the new directory.

Once you are happy to "switch over" to the new site, simply delete all files on your host server under in the root directory and sub-directories (EXCEPT the new testing subdirectory) then move all your files from the testing subdirectory to the root directory. After testing that all is OK, you can then delete the "testing" subdirectory (a good name for it is "New_Site".

Be sure you take a complete backup of your existing site before you delete any  files from your Web Serrver/host, though.
   
Hopt these ides help......
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jacobcoltonAuthor Commented:
I am creating a photo gallery page, so is the best way to do it, is just to duplicate all the images in a subdirectory?
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coreybryantCommented:
Ys - but remember - if the owner does not update her website & she publishes - she will erase all of your work.  I have one client that tends to forget this so I am always having to go back in & re-publish

-Corey
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rbartzCommented:
Since your client is using FrontPage, they can import all the changes you make to their website right to their local hard drive as a new web (a sort of reverse publish...).  You might suggest that they do this as soon as you are done and they are happy with your work.

The procedure for them (you too?) is to login live to their website by creating a network place (http://theirwebsite.com) and entering the login and password for FrontPage Admin at the prompt.  

Once the network place is created, they can open the web live right on the server from FrontPage anytime they are connected to the internet.  So, while connected, they can open FrontPage, open their website, and then under FILES in the menu, select IMPORT.  Follow the prompts.  That will make a local copy of the site that will NOT change your stuff later (unless they make changes to the copy themselves) if (when) they do publish again.

Richard
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rbartzCommented:
I should have added that an obvious bonus is that IF they do overwrite your work by re-publishing their old stuff, they can easily correct their mistake themselves by publishing again from the new copy they made when you were finished!

Richard
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