Help With OLD RW 4.3 On Old Mac

(John Socha) #1

Hi folks! In my search for a decent blogging tool I could use on my own site, not hosted by another one, I turned back to my old little used MacBook and re-discovered Rapidweaver 4.3. It (kind of) does what I want, but has a bug in it that prevents publishing. (More on that later). I need to read the manual again and find out (#1) how to save the file as blog.html, not index.html and if it may be better to export the blog pages and upload files by another FTP program.

Better yet, fix the bug and find out how to save with a different name, right?

Perhaps at some point I’ll buy a new Mac Mini and a new version of RW, but right now I need to work with what I have on hand.

I’ll start reading the manual and see what I can learn on my own. But your opinion on my ideas would be appreciated. Be nice, I’m going to be 70 on June 4th!

BTW, I am a radio broadcasting guy, so if you have any mic or studio questions, I may be able to help.

(Greg Schneck) #2

My first question would be… why do you want to save it as “blog.html”?

(John Socha) #3

Thanks for asking.

My primary purpose for the site, which has been around for almost 20 years, is to showcase my books and audio services. The blog would be an adjunct to the site. I do not want the site to become only a blog or to be the first thing one sees when going to it. I also do not want to re-do the entire site using Rapidweaver.

When I was able to upload a single entry (before the dreaded “can’t find…” bug hit), it created an index.html file. Happily, my original index.htm was not overwritten and a simple FTP visit let me delete the index.html and restore the main page.

I also have a second site and want to put a link to the same blog page on it.

As an experiment, I tried the same thing by setting up a Wordpress blog in a separate folder in my public_html server and it seems to workas I need it to. Perhaps using an older version of Rapidweaver on an equally unsupported Mac laptop is not a great idea.

(scott williams) #4

I think Greg asked the question because; normally the page files are ALL named index. They just live in separate folders on the server ie./Blog. This is because web servers by default, look for index.html or index.php to serve a webpage.

If someone navigated to: yourdomain/blog. The index file is served automatically, otherwise they would have to navigate to yourdomain/blog/blog.html to load the page.

I hope that makes a little sense.

(system) #5

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