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cstude1
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2022-08-24 23:27:21

How do you make additions or corrections to a published website?
Use the file rcd file on computer make corrections and then re-publish?


erik
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2022-08-25 05:47:54

Yes, that's how you do it.


agw
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2022-08-30 14:04:39

I have a similar question: I have managed a website for many years (big but simple - only text and photos). After a long period of inactivity, I now want to make some updates but find that my old software is obsolete.

I am almost completely ignorant when it comes to websites - RCD means nothing to me.... as far as I can see it is to do with Windows (I am using a Mac, if that matters).

I am trying to use FileZilla as the ftp and RocketCake as the web editor, but I am making little progress and would greatly appreciate some very simple instructions about the steps I need to take to change or replace existing text files and photos.

Thanks for any help!


bupp
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2022-08-30 16:47:52

RCD means only the project-file in Rocketcake


micaelo
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2022-08-30 21:05:57

wrote:
I have a similar question: I have managed a website for many years (big but simple - only text and photos). After a long period of inactivity, I now want to make some updates but find that my old software is obsolete.

I am almost completely ignorant when it comes to websites - RCD means nothing to me.... as far as I can see it is to do with Windows (I am using a Mac, if that matters).

I am trying to use FileZilla as the ftp and RocketCake as the web editor, but I am making little progress and would greatly appreciate some very simple instructions about the steps I need to take to change or replace existing text files and photos.

Thanks for any help!


Upfront: You can edit an existing website with RocketCake only if it initially was created with RocketCake, i.e. you need to have the rcd-file of the website you want to make changes to as well as all the assets (e.g. images) that the website needs.

Here is how I make changes to an existing website:
1. I open the rcd-file of the website in RocketCake
2. I make the desired changes to each page concerned
3. I click on "Save"
4. I click on "Preview" to check whether everything works as intended.
5. I click on "Save to local disk"
6. I start FileZilla and login to the server
7. I navigate to the local folder to which I have saved the website (see step 5)
8. I upload all files and folders (FileZilla will ask permission to overwrite existing files / click YES)
9. Done - your changes you be online

To note: Personally, I like to keep previous versions of a website. That's why - as a very first step - I make a copy of the entire project folder (rcd-file and asset-files), give it a new name, and also re-name the rcd-file. Only then I start making changes as outlined above.


agw
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2022-08-31 12:18:07

Thank you for the information. The original software I used to create my site many years ago has long gone (I don't even recall what it was). I did make a few changes to the front page of my site over a year ago but in a change of computer at about the same time I seem to have lost the software to do that too.

What options do I have? I don't want to have to copy all of my files into a new (RocketCake or other) website, as it would be a massive task.

Incidentally, this is my website: https://www.quarryhs.co.uk

Any advice will be most welcome!


micaelo
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2022-09-01 10:34:53

agw wrote:
The original software I used to create my site many years ago has long gone (I don't even recall what it was)


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I had a look at your website. The meta data say it was initially created with Microsoft Frontpage 5.0, and that is no longer available.

And in fact, your website is huge. Honestly, I would not attempt to rebuild the site with RocketCake, but rather look for a web editor which would be capable of loading your site.

Unfortunately, I don't have an advice which one would do the job. Before I switched to RocketCake recently, I made and maintained my websites by simply writing plain HTML into a text editor. That's no longer state-of-the-art as these websites were non-responsive which is why I switched to RocketCake. I could do most of the transition via copy & paste.

Here are the RocketCake outputs:
http://www.weingutschickjugenhei...
http://www.4hundert.de


agw
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2022-09-01 10:53:58

Thank you for the information.

I am thinking of setting up a new site using RocketCake, with the content consisting only of the few pages I want to add or change, then just provide links from this to the rest of the content.

Does that sound feasible?


micaelo
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2022-09-01 11:17:34

Yes, that sounds feasable.

And it's exactly what I was considering before I started rebuilding the previous versions of my websites with RocketCake: Is there any content I can do without? This way I could reduce the task a bit.


agw
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2022-09-04 13:30:13

Hello again....

I have followed the RocketCake tutorial to create a new website which I can then link to my existing one. However, I have hit a snag when it comes to inserting hyperlinks. The tutorial says that there should be a "hyperlink" button which can be pressed to achieve that, but nowhere can I find such a thing!

Can anyone help?


micaelo
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2022-09-05 08:54:03

There are 2 ways to insert a hyperlink. Mark the element or text section which you want to host the link and then
- either right-click and select "Insert hyperlink" from the context menu
- or click the hyperlink button on the very left in the tool bar.


agw
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2022-09-05 11:36:29

Ye gods, that's a tiny little button!

Thanks again.


agw
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2022-09-05 16:53:45

Hello micaelo

I am sorry to keep bothering you but I had forgotten how much I had forgotten about web editing, and it is great to find someone as helpful and knowledgable as yourself!

My latest query concerns linking my existing website to the new RocketCake one. The key page on my existing site is this one: https://www.quarryhs.co.uk/milte... because there are so many pages linked to this. My new site (which has very few pages) has some text in it, to which I want to add a hyperlink to the above address. So far so good...

The problem is that when I click on the "Publish to local site" button, with the aim of saving the new site, I get a warning notice saying that the existing site would be overridden.... is that OK?


erik
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2022-09-06 12:48:37

Yes, that should be fine.


micaelo
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2022-09-06 13:56:49

erik wrote:
"Yes, that should be fine."

Let's hope so.

The warning is to alert you that at the location to which you are about to publish there are already files stored with same file names. You can ignore the warning if these files are from publishing a previous version of the same RocketCake project to that location.

However, if you have put the files of your previous website into that same location (the one which you plan to link with the new RocketCake pages) be careful and better check twice whether there are already files sitting with same names as RocketCake is about to place there, for example an index.html. In that case you must not ignore the warning.

I'm not sure whether this is your situation but if so the safer way woud be to put the previous website's files into a subfolder (and adjust the hyperlinks in the RocketCake pages accordingly).


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