[Pro] is there a way NOT to have .html at the end of a url?

I’d never thought about it before … and I’m NOT a power user, but I am a long time user of Freeway …

I ask because a colleague had some flyers printed with a web address for our site which at the end of the URL was

/blog

I seem to only be able to create a page that ends in

/blog.html

and of course it returns an error page

The requested URL /blog was not found on this server.

So, is there a way I can create a page that ends in

/blog

rather than

/blog.html

If not, how would I create a (is it called a 404 page? … ) forwarding URL for people who go to this page address using the flyer … ?

Appreciate any help for a less than bright user of Freeway Pro …


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This is done by just adding a folder to the server and setting the first page in that folder as an index page.

If you want to create this, add a folder to your site in freeway called “blog”. In that folder add an index.html page, and then upload it to your server.

When you request the url yoursite.com/blog the index page you created should show up.


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don’t forget I’m thick here … :slight_smile:

OK … I went to PAGE in the top bar and went to NEW FOLDER … created a folder called

blog

which has appeared in the left hand window of the main Freeway window underneath all the pages … I can’t seem to drag a page to the folder inside freeway, when I look in the website folder on my hard drive … there is a folder called blog … so in the finder window of the site, I dragged the

blog.html

page inside the

blog

folder

and relaunched it and in the freeway page window (left) the folder was still there … but there appeared to be no document below it or inside it when I double clicked it … but the original

blog.html file was also still there … even though I had dragged it in a finder window to the blog folder and re-named it

index.html

after uploading the page returned

You don’t have permission to access /blog/ on this server.

I’m obviously doing something - or two things wrong … any further help ?


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I can’t seem to drag a page to the folder inside freeway, when I
look in the website folder on my hard drive … there is a folder
called blog … so in the finder window of the site

STOP right there!
First rule: never mess with what’s in the Site folder or any site.
Freeway manages what’s in there, not you. You won’t make the world
explode or anything like that, but it won’t work the way you might
expect. As you found. :slight_smile:

EVERYthing that is involved with moving and managing the pages in a
Freeway site is done from within the Freeway site document. If you
have a folder in the Site panel of your Freeway document you shold be
able to drag a page in there. But remember, you don’t drag it from
the layout area - you drag the page icon that you see in the Site
panel.

k


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I think you are almost there.
Just working just in Freeway’s site panel, as Keith noted, create the blog folder, just as you said, (or you can click on the little gear icon on the bottom right-side of freeway).
I’ve noticed that it is sometimes hard to drag a page into a folder in freeway if the new folder is on the very bottom of the site panel, but try it again.
Highlight your page (in the site panel), then move it on top of the new “blog” folder, hover it directly over the folder icon until the icon for the “blog” folder changes color, then drop it, make sure that page that you moved is named index.html


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done it … appreciate all your help

It isn’t exactly staright forward, but easy enough once I understoon what was happening and that

blog

needed to be a folder …

http://www.aquilegiaphotographic.co.uk/blog/

cheers


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