Expression Web 3 running on Windows XP
Web space is granted as part of your email account. This is a step by step guide for the configuration of Expression Web 3 to develop and publish personal home pages. In order to create personal home pages using Expression Web 3, you will need to use your Active Directory username and password 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.
Your new mypages website's address will be: http://mypages.valdosta.edu/username
username will be your VSU username.
Update 01/10/11 Optional Step added with directions on how to add your old site's contents to your new Mypages site.
Open Microsoft Expression Web 3.
Click on Site, then New Site.
Specify the location to save your files on your machine and click okay to create a One Page Web Site OR if you already have a website click Empty Web Site.
Once you are on this screen, go to the bottom left hand corner of the Site View section and click the Publishing button.
In the Site View section, click the middle blue link, "Add a publishing destination..."
In the Connection Settings dialog box, select SFTP from the Connection Type dropwdown menu.
In the Location field, type in sftp://mypages.valdosta.edu
In the Credentials section, type in your Username and Password. This will be your Active Directory username and password. Please go here for more information about Active Directory and other VSU accounts: http://www.valdosta.edu/helpdesk/accounts.shtml
With your publishing settings established, you should now see your local site on the left hand side and your remote site on the right side of your Site View section.
Inbetween the local site and remote site are blue arrows that will help you publish website files from local to remote sites.
Right Blue Arrow ( ) Downloads your entire website from your local machine to remote site. This will publish the site you have created on your computer to your site on the internet.
Left Blue Arrow ( ) Downloads your entire website from the internet to your computer. You will probably not use this very often. This is a good option if you have an existing website and need to copy it for editing onto your computer.
NOTE - If you need to publish single files to your remote site, you can highlight them and then click the Right Blue Arrow.
Optional Step - Copy old site
If you already have an old site that you want to copy to Mypages, then you should have selected Empty site back in Step 3. After completing all the steps above, do the following to copy your old site contents into your new Mypages folder.
A copy of your old site should be on your computer. Typically it is located under My Documents > My Websites > mysite (this folder name may vary, depending on what you called it when you set up the site).
From the Start button in Windows, go to My Documents.
Then go to My Web Sites.
You will see at least two folders. One of these folders will have the contents of your old site (mysite in this case) and then the other folder you set up with Expression Web 3 in previous steps will be empty (mypages).
Open up the folder with your old content in it.
Highlight all of the contents of this form, right click, and select Copy from the menu. Go back to the previous folder using the copy button.
Go into the new folder set up for your mypages website. Right click in a blank area of the folder, and select Paste from the pop up menu.
The contents of your old site's local folder should now be copied into your new mypages' sites folder.
When you open your new Mypages site in Expression Web 3, you should see the contents of your old site on the left side of the Publishing view.
Now you can use the Right Blue Arrow ( ) to copy your old site's contents over to your new Mypages website.