[Pro] adding an old freeway site to my new freeway site

Hi,

I have just updated my site and am wondering how to add my old site [as an archive?] to it. Thanks

www.lizdavidsonartist.com


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

You can set your old document to publish into a subfolder of your site root, maybe called /archive, and then in your new site, you can link to it by making an external URL to /archive.

Walter

On Dec 3, 2013, at 9:56 AM, Liz Davidson wrote:

Hi,

I have just updated my site and am wondering how to add my old site [as an archive?] to it. Thanks

www.lizdavidsonartist.com


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Thanks Waltd, I’m not sure I understand what you mean about the external URL to the archive. Does that mean I need a new website name like lizdavidsonartist2.com?


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

No. Let’s say you wanted to have your old site live at lizdavisonartist.com/archive, or lizdavidsonartist.com/version1 or something like that. You would simply use your FTP application to make an appropriately-named folder inside your web root folder (wherever your index.html is currently) and then in Freeway (in the document for your old site), change the Directory field in the Upload dialog to include that folder name. So if your Directory field currently reads htdocs or public_html, then you would tack on that folder to the end, as in public_html/version1. Upload from the old document into the new sub-folder, then upload from your new document into the original public_html (or whatever it’s called) root folder. The new document will replace the old content, but it will not touch the archive or version1 folder, because it doesn’t know anything about that folder.

Back in your new document, if you wanted to provide a link to the old version (some bloggers like to do this, show their progression of talent or taste over the years) then you could make a link somewhere that pointed to /archive so that people could see the old version.

I realize as I write this that my assumption is that when you made your new site, you started with a new (or duplicated) Freeway document, and you still have the old site design in a separate Freeway document. If that’s not the case, then you will need to do all of this archiving manually, using an FTP application alone. That’s not hard either, and Freeway writes “portable” code that can run anywhere – it doesn’t have to be in your site root to link up and work properly within itself.

Walter

On Dec 3, 2013, at 10:32 AM, Liz Davidson wrote:

Thanks Waltd, I’m not sure I understand what you mean about the external URL to the archive. Does that mean I need a new website name like lizdavidsonartist2.com?


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Thanks so much Walter, I think I understand [it will take some digesting] The new site is a seperate document from the old with a link in it to archive, so hopefully I’m on the right track. Thanks again


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Hi Walter,
I wonder if you would mind seeing if I have this correctly thought out. These are screen shots of how I think things should look on the server when I am done uploading

  1. create a link from new document to the archive site, Liz Davidson
  2. Create a folder [in the same place as the old site, on the server, called Liz Davidson [public_html folder]
  3. Place all the old site [on the server] in this folder called Liz Davidson
  4. Up load my new site into the same place public_html folder] as where folder called Liz Davidson lives.
  5. this all works out!
  6. I can’t find any way of attaching the screen shots I made so I can understand this process.

Thanks for your help


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

You have it all square. As far as attaching screenshots goes, you just need to put them on a server somewhere and paste a link to them into your message.

Walter

On Dec 4, 2013, at 4:04 PM, Liz Davidson wrote:

Hi Walter,
I wonder if you would mind seeing if I have this correctly thought out. These are screen shots of how I think things should look on the server when I am done uploading

  1. create a link from new document to the archive site, Liz Davidson
  2. Create a folder [in the same place as the old site, on the server, called Liz Davidson [public_html folder]
  3. Place all the old site [on the server] in this folder called Liz Davidson
  4. Up load my new site into the same place public_html folder] as where folder called Liz Davidson lives.
  5. this all works out!
  6. I can’t find any way of attaching the screen shots I made so I can understand this process.

Thanks for your help


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Thanks Walter, Hope it’s OK but I emailed you the screen shots…easier for me! Thanks again!


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options