Dreamweaver and server setup
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|Development||\\ext-webext-dev.ad.umn.edu\wwwsites\DEV-Extension||The development server is where you should do all of your web development. It is not viewable by the public.|
|Production||No direct access||This is where the Development server publishes its files.|
Requesting access to servers from IT
Please submit a help ticket using the online form or by calling 612-624-6700.
Request that you be given access to create pages on the Extension Development Web Server (\\ext-webext-dev.ad.umn.edu\wwwsites\DEV-Extension).
Setting up Dreamweaver
Create a folder called extension-dev on your computer (in a location you will remember).
In Dreamweaver, go to Site > Manage Sites. Click on the New Site button.
Assign Extension Dev as the Site Name. Then, browse to the extension-dev folder you created earlier and select it.
Click Servers on the left column. Then click the plus icon to add a new server.
Enter the information below:
Site Name: Extension Dev
Connect using: Local/Network
Server folder: \\ext-webext-dev.ad.umn.edu\wwwsites (You can also browse to it to ensure you are connected.)
Web URL: http://dev.extension.umn.edu/
Click the Advanced tab and enable Check-in/Check-out.
Make sure the check-boxes are checked the same as in the image below. Fill in the Check-out Name and Email Address.
Click Save and then Save again and then Done. You're ready to start working with files!
Turn off Get/Put Dependent files
Go to File > Preferences > Site
Check Prompt on get/check out and Prompt on put/check in.
Check out any file from your remote site.
You'll be prompted with the following:
Click Don't show me this message again and click No.
Check the file back in. You'll be prompted with a similar message. Check the Don't show me this message again and click No.
- You're all set!
Publishing to the live server
- Either in Windows Explorer or Dreamweaver (Remote Server view), right-click on the Publish.txt file and choose "Copy"
Paste the file into the home folder of the site you made the update to (e.g., /food/food-safety/ or /garden/master-gardener).
- It may take a few minutes for the live page to update.
Excluding files from the publish job
If you have files or folders that you don't want to go live place an underscore (_) at the beginning of the file/folder name.
The above example will publish everything but the _new-section/ folder. This works well for developing new content.
When doing major work on a file or folder that already exists it's best to make a copy. Like the example below.
If you didn't make a copy like _index-02.html, and simple added an underscore to the existing index.html, it would remove the file from the live server the next time you published.