I am looking for programming help with my web page. I have very limited web programming knowledge and used Rapidweaver to develop a simple web page for my rental properties. I needed to remove 2 properties from my web page, and was successful in Rapidweaver, even in Preview mode, however the pages/properties are still showing up online in my web page. I was told to go to my file manager with GoDaddy (my host) and remove the pages, but this is way above my working knowledge of the file system and coding. Can anyone direct me to an affordable web programmer to help with this, as well as check my web page to see if it is optimized? Thanks Mike
Hi Mike, are you able to post a link to the page, which is old on the published server, and correct in preview mode?
Cheers, Jannis from inStacks Software
My removed pages do not show up in Rapidweaver Preview mode, but are still showing up online at my web address. Others have told me I need to go to my, File Manager with my host (go daddy) and manually remove the coding. I do not know how to do this. I need someone to help that knows how to do this.
Do you know how to log into your Control Panel on GoDady?
In that Cpanel will be a file manager it works similar to finder in your Mac.
Find the folder / pages of what you deleted from RW and remove them.
I just went into the File Manager in go daddy and removed all pages referencing the two properties I wanted removed, and deleted the files.
They are still showing up in my online web page, www.mardeis.com
I wanted removed from, Frisco Properties, the Frisco Cabin, and the MarDeis Retreat.
I am not sure why they are still showing up. I have removed them from Rapidweaver and Preview, and all files referencing these two properties in my go daddy file manager.
Have you tried “Republish all files” from the RW menu?
Have you cleared the cache in your browser after you deleted pages in your File Manager?
You must have missed something.
Plus they’re still in your navigation.
Republish all files as suggested.
Also would need to know what you delete with file manager.
I will try that and let you know
Is there any update I need to do in file manager after I delete the files to update?
No, if you republish all, it will reload the pages you changed which will remove any references to the pages you removed, and I think you will be good. Nothing else should change. BTW, I usually make a copy of the latest RW project IN CASE I make some inadvertent changes, but that is just my habit. It has saved me time…
Republishing should remove the reference to the pages.
It will NOT remove the pages.
I have never been to this site be but could get to these pages(Not cached). Not sure what you deleted with file manager but it wasn’t a pages.
Yes if I wasn’t perfectly clear but I think that is what I said. In other words, pages won’t appear on his site although they may still exist, but isn’t that the start to his solution? I think Michael wants the pages gone from appearing on his web page, first. Removing the detritus can follow… As far as removing the physical pages from GoDaddy, that is another issue. That would be done through GoDaddy…?
Removing the pages from navigation and deleting them from the RapidWeaver project will make it “appear” the pages don’t exist.
What about someone who has bookmarked the page(s) to come back later?
What about links to the page from other sites, blogs and social media?
What about search engines? They don’t update there indexes in real-time and can still link to those pages for weeks?
If the pages are still on the server, they will still appear. Now I’m not suggesting the pages be deleted either.
If you need to delete a page that has been published, it’s always best practice to redirect the URL to another page. If you don’t any links out there will result in an error page (404 not found) being returned that’s not a good user experience and bad for the sites SERP ranking.
Instead for the case above It might be better to “replace” these two pages with a new page that says something like “this property is no longer available” and have a link to a similar listing or back to the homepage. Remove the page from navigation so new shoppers don’t know the pages ever existed, but “old” links still work.
Another concern I have is “what did get deleted”? Michael (@mardeis) said the pages were deleted but they’re s there. Did something else maybe important get deleted?
Take a look at this…see if you like…
This was built with RW8,Stacks, Foundation and a few other stack…let me know if you would like the project file or anything at all.
I think that you can, if it’s a simple site, just go into the c-panel and delete EVERYTHING, and reload the corrected project. If it’s a large project you wouldn’t want to do that so ( one idea) would be looking at the project you published locally.
You should be able to identify the pages that require deletion.
One idea I have is to republish locally, to a different folder, the corrected project, then compare the two folders (or have a file program capable of that ) and then you should be able to determine the pages to delete with confidence.
“Instead for the case above It might be better to “replace” these two pages with a new page that says something like “this property is no longer available” and have a link to a similar listing or back to the homepage. Remove the page from navigation so new shoppers don’t know the pages ever existed, but “old” links still work.”
That sounds well thought out