Dreamweaver Basics: Publishing Files

Get Before You Edit:

get and put to servers

To be sure you are editing the current live content of a page be sure to "Get" it fresh from the server.

  1. Select a file from your files list; you can select the file in either Remote or Local views
  2. Click the "Get" button
    • "Get" always copies the file from the server to the local folder, overwriting the local version of the file, no matter which view it was selected under
  3. Click "Yes" when prompted about Dependent files.
  4. You now have the newest copy of the file to edit.

Put = Publishes the item

After editing a file, you will "Put" it to publish it and make it available on the server. Select a file from your files list; you can select the file in either Remote or Local views.

  1. Click the "Put" button
    • "Put" always copies the file from the local folder to the server, overwriting the remote version of the file.
  2. You can click "Yes" or "No" on the Dependent files prompt. ;put

Dependent files

  • Dependent files include images on your Web page, server-side include files, anything else the browser needs to assemble the page.
  • In general, click "Yes" on "Get" and "No" on "Put," but don't forget to "Put" any new images used on the page individually.

When you are ready to publish your webpages - click the icon circled below to access the remote server.

If you get an error message, follow these steps to get connected.

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