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Configuring Dreamweaver

for independent websites

This article describes how to configure Macromedia Dreamweaver to connect and edit Boston College websites. 

  1. Create a new folder on your hard drive where you will store all of your web files.
    • Give the folder a meaningful name related toyour organization or site.
    • Remember where you put the new folder because you will need to find it during the configuration process.
  2. Launch Dreamweaver on your computer.
  3. From the Dreamweaver toolbar, select Site > New Site...
  4. You will now see the Site Definition window. Click on the Remember where you put the new folder because you will need to find it during the configuration process. tab.

 Dreamweaver Local Info Dialogue Box

Local Info

  1. Select Local Info from the left side categories.
  2. In the Site Name field, type in a descriptive name related to your organization or site.
  3. In the Local Root Folder field, click on the folder icon. Locate the folder you created on your hard drive in the first step of this tutorial. 

 

 

Remote Info

  1. Select Remote Info from the left side categories.
  2. From the Access drop down menu, select FTP.
  3. In the FTP Host field, type in www.bc.edu.
  4. In the Host Directory field type /usr/eaglenet/www/data/path/, where path is the unique path of your website.
  5. In the Login field, type your BC username in lowercase.
  6. In the Password field, do not type your password for security purposes.
  7. Check the Use Passive FTP option.
  8. Do not select the Use Firewall option.
  9. Click OK when finished.
  10. A Dreamweaver dialog box may appear that says "the initial site cache is now being created..."
  11. Click OK. This saves your changes and closes the Site Definition Window.Dreamweaver remote info dialogue box