Strange upload behavior

I have a strange situation in which offsite pages are not loading on my server. It’s only happening with the Offsite page (part of Rapidweaver). It’s also happening when I export the project to my desktop. The folders are not appearing in the directory on my desktop or online.

I’m using the latest version of Sierra and RW 7.1 (just updated today).

I’ve done the marking (all) pages as changed and/or republishing all files command. This has not helped.

Take a look at this screen shot. It shows my Rapidweaver project and the directory that should be created in my root folder. (angela2)


However, when I go to my FTP client (Yummy FTP Pro) and look in the root directory, the angela2 folder is not appearing.

Any ideas of why this is happening?

Hi Ron,
Not sure what you are trying to do here, but an offsite page will just create a link in your RapidWeaver Navigation to the URL you specify. There is no need for RapidWeaver to create a directory (aka folder) for the link since it never will go there.

Will create a link in navigation:

What are you trying to do?

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Make sure the “Use Redirect Page” is checked. This should create the folder structure you wanted.

Thanks for the info Doug. I’m trying to make it easy for someone to go to a Google Docs page with a very long URL. Instead of providing that long URL to people, I just provide a link to my main site with a directory name like this below.

or something like that.

It works sometimes. For example, with this site below on another domain, it is working fine. I’ve used this strategy for years with Rapidweaver.

redirects to

I’ve tried that (click the Use Redirect Page checkbox, and it’s still not working.

very strange, I just rtryed it and it worked for me (rw 6.4)

I guess if all else fails you could just do it manually with;
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://YourUrlGoesHere">

can also be done a milion other ways, php, javascript, .htaccess etc,etc

Edit Maybe I should explain further…
Create your folder with your ftp app
Make an index.html file with the following:

<!doctype html>
<html class="no-js">
    <meta charset="utf-8" />

<body class="antialiased">
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://YourUrlGoesHere">

Upload it to whatever folder you want to be the redirect link with your ftp app

I guess you could also do it with an RW html page

You might want to set it as an iFrame instead of offsite, just set the width to 100%. I tried it with [quote=“helpguy, post:4, topic:10037”]

and it seams to work. I tried what @dan suggested with RW 7.1 and did not get a folder locally.