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agw
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2022-09-17 14:55:27

Hello again, guys. I have made limited progress with creating my new front pages to attach to my website, but only the text is appearing on-line, as follows:

"Articles and resources on military technology
by Anthony G Williams

New book - Autocannon

sample pages:"

There is supposed to be a big photo of the front cover of my book along with the text (plus some other pages of images)

As you can see (https://www.quarryhs.co.uk) the link to the rest of the site does work.

I can only assume that (as usual) I am missing something obvious...

Can anyone please help?


erik
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2022-09-17 15:24:38

agw, it looks like you just didn't upload the folder with the images, it is named "rc_images".


agw
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2022-09-18 11:40:52

Thanks Erik, but I can't see that folder - not in RC or FileZilla.

What I can see in my RC page is, right at the top:
"RocketCake - Main Page.rcd*"

In the "Documents" box, I have "Main Page rcd"
then inset below that: "index.html"
and below that: "Autocannon amendments" which is a new page I created for subsequent amendments to the book.

The images are all on view and are also listed individually in the FileZilla "local site".

Please advise!


micaelo
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2022-09-18 12:25:16

It looks like you missed one basic step: If you use an external FTP client such as FileZilla, you first have to "Publish to local disk". Only this will give you all the stuff needed for the upload, including the rc_images folder. Actually, RC generates a local copy of your website (and you can double-click the index.html to check whether everything works as intended before you upload via FileZilla).

Here, as an example, is the output which RC generated on one of my projects when I clicked on "Publish to local disk" and advised RC to save the output to a folder on my disk which I had named "www_upload". You won't see any .css files because I have disabled external CSS on this project.
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Now everything you see right-hand has to get uploaded to the server, and once the upload is complete the remote folder should look exactly the same. (plus maybe other files and folders which are linked to your project)


agw
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2022-09-19 12:23:27

I would like to post a screenshot here to show what I have (which doesn't look like what micaelo has posted), but I can't seem to paste it into the text box. How do I do that?


micaelo
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2022-09-19 12:52:08

Right, just pasting does not work here, unfortunately. Upload your screenshot to your webspace or to dropbox or a service like that, and then post the URL of the screenshot as shown under "Possible Codes".


agw
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2022-09-20 11:20:36

Is this the way to do it?

https://ln5.sync.com/dl/c560bb860/j9jff7kb-jc5icnek-vzt3g7em-cw92z8ij


micaelo
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2022-09-20 13:23:43

Not really but anyway, I can see your screenshot. To be honest, it looks pretty weired to me.

So here is a short wrap-up of what my routine is when working with RC:

First I create a new folder on my local disk and give it the name of the project I'm going to start. Here I'm using the website which I just recently created for a winery https://weingutschickjugenheim.d...
Since this is the 10th version of the website I named my folder /weingut v10 current/
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Within this folder I create subfolders:
In the /assets/ folder I collect copies of the images I'm going to use for the website.
In the /www/ folder I hold available other files which I will need to upload, but which are not created by RC, e.g. my favicon, a .htaccess file and other stuff.
The /www_upload/ folder is the place where RC will save its output files once I have clicked "Publish to local disk".
And finally there will be the .rcd file of this project which materializes when I click "Save" in RC and point RC to this folder.
[img]https://4hundert.de/public/RC_routine_02.jpg[/img]
The /www_upload/ folder fills when I click "Publish to local disk". There are all the RC outputs, including the /rc_images/ folder, i.e. all the stuff you will have to upload to the server. Also, before you upload, you can try and test your website locally. Just double-click the index.html to see whether and how the website works.
[img]https://4hundert.de/public/RC_routine_03.jpg[/img]
Now you are ready for uploading your website. Open FileZilla, login to your server, and navigate to the local folder where you have stored the RC output. In my example this would be the /www_upload/ folder.
[img]https://4hundert.de/public/RC_routine_04.jpg[/img]
Now you would just mark all items which need to get uploaded, right-click, and select "Upload".
[img]https://4hundert.de/public/RC_routine_05.jpg[/img]
In my screenshot the upload is already done which is why the marked item are already visible in the remote folder.


micaelo
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2022-09-20 13:32:31

Hm, it looks like one can attach only one image per post. Just copy the URLs into your browser to view the images.


agw
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2022-09-20 15:02:51

Right, that sounds as if I might be better starting from scratch, then, when the new site is done, put in hyperlinks to my old site. Much pondering required...

Many thanks for your help, the time you are taking is much appreciated.


micaelo
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2022-09-20 15:28:56

agw wrote:
Many thanks for your help


You're welcome. I'm a newbie myself. It's just 4 weeks ago that I started using RocketCake. Since then I've been receiving valuable help and assistence here from others and so I feel I should give something back in return if I can.

My above attempt to wrap-up my workflow lacks the images I wanted to include for illustration. That's why I put this together in a PDF, quick & dirty but maybe helpful anyway.

If you like just download from here:
https://4hundert.de/public/Rocke...


micaelo
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2022-09-25 13:34:38

@ agw

I have re-visited your site and it looks like you have not made progress since your last post. I guess I know what's wrong with it.

1. The source code says the page looks for a style sheet (.css file) and this doesn't seem to be on the server although RocketCake must have created one. At least I can't see it in your FileZilla screenshot. That would explain why your page lacks formatting.

2. The source code says the page looks for the images in \rc_images\. You've got this folder on the server but the images don't seem to be in there. I can't see this from your FileZilla screenshot but I do see the individual images sitting in the root directory where the page cannot find them. Also strange: the images' file names are in capitals whereas they are not in capitals in the source code.

So after all:
Publish to local disk (ideally to a newly created and empty folder)
Check whether the output looks like you want it to look by double-clicking the index.html.
If ok, upload all items you've got in this folder to the server. In your case I guess it's just the index.html, the .css file and the \rc_images\ folder. Important: Do not upload the contents of the \rc_images\ folder individually, but upload the folder as a whole.


agw
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2022-09-26 10:28:28

Thanks for this. The reason I am only just re-starting this project is that before I can focus on it, I need to: (1) clear my desk of anything that might distract me, and (2) take a long run-up of a few days

So this morning is officially RocketCake morning. No doubt I will need more help at some point...


agw
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2022-09-26 16:09:30

I'm sorry, gentlemen, but I fear I am going to have to abandon this project as I seem to be making two steps forward followed by three back. I have now reached the stage where I hit a complete mental block every time I try to make sense out of it.

Oh well, thanks for trying anyway.


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