Web Hosting, Design, & Coding forum

General discussion

Frontpage publish problem

Hi. I am a bit new to this, and after struggling to work up a web site feel that it is finally ready to "publish", but when attempting to send files to the server, I get a message that the server does not support frontpage file extensions, and the files are not sent. The manual says the program will automatically convert to FTP or some such, which does not happen. Attempts to use WS_FTP also failed. Please explain the process to actually get this thing to work. What is the trick? Surely microsoft would not be able to sell a completely unusable program for web design. Could I copy the files to a diferent wysiwyg? Is there a way to convert the files to regular .htm files? Do I need to scrap the entire project and start new with a lot of charts listing the html tags and just write out the entire code myself? I'm really frustrated with this stuff and could use some help.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Frontpage publish problem
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Frontpage publish problem
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: Frontpage publish problem

In reply to: Frontpage publish problem

If you couldn't use WSFTP, then its time to call your web hosting support and get the step by step. I can't know it since it may vary from host to host.

You also didn't supply an error message. The Frontpage extensions messages is again something you arrange with your host.

You need to have a chat with your web host.


Collapse -
Re: Frontpage publish problem

In reply to: Re: Frontpage publish problem

Give me your host and we can research the problem together and see if your host even supplies the frontpage extensions. If you are thinking about switching the host because they don't, go ahead and try www.totalchoicehosting.com. I've been using them for a while now and they are great- this is my personal recommendation.

Ryan Sechrest

[email this member]
"Any technology significantly advanced enough
is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C. Clark

Collapse -
Re: Frontpage publish problem

In reply to: Frontpage publish problem

First, checkout if your web host supports frontpage extensions.
If it does not, then you must switch to another web host that supports it.

If it does, do the following:
1. login to your webhost account.
2. look for the frontpage extension icon (there should be one) and click on it. You should find a button to activate the frontpage extension.
3. log out.

You should now be able to publish your website using Front Page.

Collapse -
Re: Frontpage publish problem

In reply to: Frontpage publish problem

Hi, I had the same problem using Netzero Hi speed. The correction to my instance was disabling the hi speed feature of my ISP. Worked fine at normal speed.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Here's Everything to Know About the 2019 Grammys

Find out how to watch the Grammy Awards if you don't have cable and more.