Guide for Creating Personal
Web Pages Using
Microsoft FrontPage 2003
Web space is granted as part of your email account. This is a step by step guide for the configuration of FrontPage2003 to develop and publish personal home pages. In order to create personal home pages using FrontPage 2003, 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 2003 by clicking on the Start button, select All Programs, select Microsoft Office, then click Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003.
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, a side panel will pop up on the right. From that menu, select One Page Web site....
At the window entitled Web Site Templates, choose the One Page Web icon. Make sure your new web site is in the correct location and then click ok to get started.
If there isn't a folder list on the left side of the page you should follow the following directions otherwise go to step six.
Locate and click View in the menu bar. In the drop down menu click Folder List and the folder list will appear.
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 web site which located on your hard drive. Microsoft FrontPage conveniently provides a blank, unsaved file entitled index.htm. Double click on this file to start composing your first web page in your web site.
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 Site.
A new window will appear entitled Remote Web Site Properties. Within the tab entitled Remote Web Site click the FTP option. Enter the remote web site location: ftp://www.valdosta.edu/. Enter the FTP directory: public_html. 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 student organizations use the following:
- Remote Web site location: ftp://www.valdosta.edu/
- FTP directory: /%2fweb/htdocs/vsu/stuorg/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, click Publish Web site, at the bottom right corner of the page. This will publish the entire web site. If you only wish to publish certain files only, you should select the file(s), right click on a file, and choose Publish Selected Files.
After you have published your file successfully, this message will appear:
This file is now available to the web server. At this point, you may click on the link view your publish log file or continue creating more pages.
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.