iweb hyperlink not working after publishing local folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by julescommando, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. julescommando macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2010
    hi there
    ive created a website via iweb and all is fine except for one (actually 2 things) i've published it to my dektop and am viewing the html links
    and i have found one of my hyperlinks is not working

    i have made my own nav bar by just having text like "home" and then hyperlinked it to my home page this works for all links except "contact us"
    however i do have a blog section and when i go into that all the hyperlinks work (weird)

    i dont understand what the problem is i have done every hyperlink the same way

    this is very similar to this,,,
    but they said post here so thats what i am doing
    im not sure about relative and absolute,,, whatever iweb does i suppose :)

    also speaking of the blog section
    in chrome the blog entries wont show up but they are showing up in ff and safari

    unfortunately i cant host this anywhere else until these issues are sorted (not my decision) so if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated

  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Define "doesn't work." Do you mean it links nowhere, to somewhere else, doesn't act like a link, etc.? Usually with things like this it's because there is some overlapping, that you don't necessarily see visually. Removing the navigation and re-adding it can sometimes solve it. You didn't provide any link to see the page in question so can't give any further ideas.
  3. julescommando thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2010
    thanks for the reply

    i think i have found the problem i have a big picture next to the contact us
    and if i resize it smaller the contact us works,,,but ofcourse i dont want it resized i have sent the pic to the back and my nav bar in front but it is still not working

    by not working i mean it acts just like normal text, nothing opens and it doesnt change colour (which i have formatted it to do)

    unfortunately i dont have access to ftp so i cant really set it up for you to view

    so how can i get my hyperlink from under neath this pic?

  4. julescommando thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2010
    ok so 1st problem solved, i just learnt what masking is
    ok so now for the second problem,blog entries not showing up in chrome
    im using the night life template and also tried out modern fram with no luck
    anyone else having this problem?
  5. iriebee macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2011
    hyperlink to internal file not working when published

    I have a .png i've inserted into my home page that I want to used as a hyperlink into the "about" page on my site. I don't have a navigation bar on my home page, as I wanted to access the site through this hyperlink.
    The hyperlink works in iweb, but when i publish the site to check it, the hyperlink doesn't do anything. I've attached an image to show that I believe i have done everything right in the link inspector. I have tried it with checking the 'make hyperlink active' box as well.
    I did the exact same thing on a previous website and it worked, so i can't figure out why it isn't working on this one. The only difference is that this is on my home (index) page and the other time i did it it was in one of the middle pages of my website. I'm totally lost as to why this isn't working.

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  6. Savandra macrumors newbie


    Feb 10, 2012
    Oakland, CA
    iWeb hyperlink publishing issue

    I am having the exact same problem you were, and wonder if you managed to solve it? I would be very grateful for any help on this issue.
    Thank you kindly,

  7. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I not surprised the OP didn't come back after a year and answer. Here is what I suggest...

    In Inspector, pick an item you want to make a link and instead of "link to: one of my pages", put in the absolute address of the page you want to link.

    Say you have two pages: index.html and about.html. Say you are going to post them to mysite.example.com. Instead of picking "one of my pages" and then picking "about", pick "internet address" and put in "mysite.example.com/about.html"

    By doing this you are not allowing iWeb to modify any links when you publish the site and they should work when you view your pages online. I suggest you also consider other authoring options. One is taco html. iWeb is really targeted at absolute beginners and there are a few flaws. One is that some features are missing such as the ability to work with pages that are interpreted by the server such as shtml or php. Having pages interpretdd by the server allows you to create a navigation bar once and "include" it on all your pages. To me the inability to work with php and other "server side" pages is a flaw I can't live with and I really don't use iWeb any more. Another flaw is that iWeb is designed to work seamlessly with mobileme which in about 4 months will cease to exist.
  8. Savandra macrumors newbie


    Feb 10, 2012
    Oakland, CA
    Thank you

    Thank you for taking the time to respond with such a thoughtful and informative answer.


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