Exporting website files manually to the server

Ok lets see if I can get this answered:

  • Is there a way to export the files that builds the site to my Computer and then Manually add them
    in my online server?

I notice there is a “Export Files” menu within Rapidweaver, But is it Possible to do it in that sense?

Thanks guys

File menu, export site

For many of us, exporting locally and then transferring files manually to a server is the preferred method of publishing (avoiding all headaches associated with RW’s automatic publishing).

You will need a separate FTP application (like Transmit, Fetch, Yummy, etc.) to connect with your server and transfer files. Same app can be also used to delete and/or edit files on server.

Ohh ok… so what if I am designing a website for a customer. Can I use one of those ftp to save the website and send them a sample to look at?

You really shouldn’t “send” the files Published to a local folder to “preview”. Webpages are designed to be severed by a web server. Although many plain html pages can be viewed by a client locally things like PHP files and some links won’t work and will make the site appear broken. You’ll probably make a bad impression with the client.
It’s always best practice to have a user acceptance URL on a test domain or sub domain for the client to see and approve the site.


Thank you for the advice… I will research more on a “User Acceptance URL”…
thanks again

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