iWeb - how do you integrate a blog with a non-.Mac site?

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  1. ascender macrumors 68000

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    I've got a website up and running and I'd like to have a blog on it. But I'm getting a bit confused by how I want to be configuring iWeb's Blog so that I can just take a copy and upload it to a URL on the web server.

    I'm assuming I need to publish to a folder. That's fine, I can see the Index.html and the associated folders.

    But how do I get iWeb to output to a file structure to match what's happening on the web?

    My website will be www.blahblah.co.uk

    I'd then like my blog to be indexed from www.blahblah.co.uk/blog/mikesblog.html for example with the related files and folders undernea the the Blog subdirectory. But have mikesblog.html to be the main page instead of the index.html that iWeb generates.

    Is there an easy way to get this to work? I get the feeling that I'm either missing something really obvious, or am up against the limitations of the software in that they've made it less customizable in order to be more user-friendly.

    Thanks,


    Mike.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    You upload the whole blog directory, I have a "blog" called News on my Site http://www.matthewhutton.com/ it's not hosted with .Mac and I use iWeb, as far as I'm concerned it "just works" so I'm puzzled as to what your problem is...
     
  3. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    Publish to a folder, upload with ftp to web, delete index.html that you don't want, the create a redirect of www.blahblah.co.uk/index.html --> www.blahblah.co.uk/Blog/mikesblog.html

    I think the worst limit of hosting a blog made with iweb on a site that's not .mac is that user's couldn't leave comments. At least, I didn't find a good solution to it. I'm sure you could make it work with some html, php, coding.

    I just bought and use SandVox...cheap, and good.

    Also liked Rapidweaver, just picked one, but both look good.

    Enjoy,

    Brian
     
  4. ascender thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks guys, I'll give it a go in the morning again.

    I quite believe there's something simple that I'm missing or just not doing right, but no matter what I try, it seems to screw up.

    Thanks again, that's pointed me in the right direction I think.
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    You have to upload the whole site from iWeb, then if you want to redirect another page to one in your iWeb site use the following HTML

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head><title></title>
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url= [COLOR="Red"]main/News/News.html[/COLOR]" /></head>
    <body></body></html>
    
    Changing the bit in red to the URL you are trying to link to. You could then save this file as mikesblog.html if you wanted to ;).
     

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