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Dreamweaver and server setup

Server overview

Server name Location Information
Development \\\wwwsites\DEV-Extension The development server is where you should do all of your web development. It is not viewable by the public.
WWW \\\extension This is the "old" live server. It hosts everything that is live except sites/pages beginning with www1, such as Master Gardener, Dairy, and Food Safety.
WWW1 No direct access This is the "new" live server. It hosts Master Gardener, Dairy, Food Safety, and About, etc; URLs begin www1.extension...

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 (\\\wwwsites\DEV-Extension).

Setting up Dreamweaver

Development server

  1. From the Manage Sites window, click New.

  2. Assign Extension Dev as the Site Name. Then, browse to the extension dev folder you created earlier and select it.

  3. Click Servers on the left column. Then click the plus icon to add a new server.

  4. Enter the information below:

    Site Name: Extension Dev
    Connect using: Local/Network
    Server folder: \\\wwwsites (You can also browse to it to ensure you are connected.)
    Web URL:

  5. Click the Advanced tab and enable Check-in/Check-out as you did before.

    Click Save and then Save again and then Done. You're ready to start working with files!

Publishing to the live server

  1. Either in Windows Explorer or Dreamweaver (Remote Server view), right-click on the Publish.txt file and choose "Copy"
  2. Paste the file into the home folder of the site you made the update to (e.g., /food/food-safety/ or /garden/master-gardener).

  3. 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.

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