Guide for Creating Personal
Home Pages Using FrontPage
Web space is granted as part of your email account. This is a step by step guide for the configuration of Microsoft FrontPage to develop and publish personal home pages. In order to create personal home pages using Microsoft FrontPage, you will need to use your VSU Email Username in order for the web server to authenticate access. Contact the Helpdesk to have your password reset if you are unfamiliar with your current password. These steps are not directed towards chiron accounts at teach.valdosta.edu.
Open Microsoft FrontPage by clicking on the Start button, select Programs, then select Microsoft FrontPage.
Once you have opened Microsoft FrontPage, locate File in the top left corner of the window. Once you click on File, a list of options are displayed. From that list, select New. After you have selected New, an additional drop down menu is displayed. From that menu, select Page or Web.
Once you have selected Page or Web, a blank page automatically entitled new_page_1.htm appears. From the right side of the window, located New. Click on Empty Web.
Once you have selected Empty Web, a window entitled Web Site Templates appear. From this window, choose the One Page Web icon and click on the .
After selecting the OK button, the following window will appear. From this window, click on the Folders icon.
Once you have clicked on the Folders icon, the following window will be displayed. From this window, you are able to view the current folders in your new website which located on your hard drive. Microsoft FrontPage conveniently provides a blank, unsaved file entitled index.htm. Click on this file to start composing your first web page in your website.
Begin editing on this blank page.
After you are done editing your personal web page, locate File in the upper left corner of the window. After you click on File, a list of options are displayed. From this list, select Save to save your current work.
After you have saved your current work, publish your web page to the web server. Locate File in the upper left corner of the window. After you click on File, a list of options are displayed. From this list, select Publish Web.
A new window will appear entitled Publish Destination. Enter the publish destination: ftp://www.valdosta.edu/./public_html. "public_html" is the name of the folder on the web server where your website and all the pages corresponding to your site will be stored. After you have entered the publish destination, click OK.
If this is a departmental web site, then the web server administrator will need to provide you the location and change permissions to the location so you can publish. Use the Department or Organization New Site or Change Site Technician forms to request this access.
For a department or organization use the following:
Publish Destination: ftp://www.valdosta.edu/%2fweb/htdocs/sitename
A window will appear entitled Name and Password Required. At this window, enter your Name and Password. Use your current VSU Email Username and Password. After you have entered your Name and Password, click OK.
You are now ready to publish your web pages to the web server. At this window, Publish Web, the file that was previously saved, index.htm, will appear with a green check mark to it's left with the status, Publish, letting you know that this file has not been published to the web server. Select this file and click Publish. This file is now available to the web server.
After you have published your file successfully, this message will appear:
At this point, you may click on the link to view your publish log file, or click Done.
If you are finished editing your personal web site, locate File in the upper left corner of the window. After you click on File, a list of options are displayed. From this list, select Close Web and then exit Microsoft FrontPage.