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Publishing your site with Microsoft Publisher
Posted by Serhiy Hryva on 31 January 2011 06:34 PM
  • Note: Please note that Microsoft's HTML editor is FrontPage, not Publisher. Publisher is primarily is a nice desktop publishing program. Its web capabilities were added later, and while it does allow you to create and upload web sites, it is not an ideal program to use for web site design. If possible, we highly recommend using FrontPage instead of Publisher.

Here are the instructions on "Publishing Your Site" with Publisher.

For more detailed information, please see Microsoft's Site.

Before Uploading: Remember to save your site as a .pub file so that you can edit it again using Publisher. (Publisher can generate your site as an HTML file, but it can't edit HTML files.)

To Upload. First, add an FTP site to your FTP Locations:

1. On your Web page in Publisher, click Open on the File menu.
2. Click the arrow next to the Look in box, and then click Add/Modify FTP Locations.
3. Type the FTP site name in the Name of FTP site box. For example, type (use your domain name for
4. Click User in the Log on as box to log on to an FTP site that you have user privileges for, and then type your password in the Password box.
5. Click Add.
6. Click OK.

Second, once you've added the FTP site to your FTP Locations, you can publish your site to the web using the FTP location. Here's how:

1. Click Save As Web Page on the File Menu.
2. In the Look in box, click FTP Locations.
3. Double-click the site you want.
4. Double-click the folder where you want to publish your Web site to open that folder.
5. Click OK.

  • The directory to which you should upload your files is called either public_html (cPanel), httpdocs (Plesk/Origin3) or your_domain-www (where your_domain should be replaced by your domain name without the .com, .net, or .org). 
  • Your home page should be named index.html. Uploading this page will overwrite the placeholder page that is currently there.

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