THE DOCUMENTATION ON THESE PAGES IS INTENDED FOR USE BY OVIATT LIBRARY FACULTY. NON-LIBRARY CSUN FACULTY SHOULD CONTACT CSUN IT FOR HELP SETTING UP WEB SITES ON THE CAMPUS SERVER

Establishing/Changing site settings in Dreamweaver

A Dreamweaver "site" is a structure that remembers the relationship of all the pages, images, and links created in it.

Note: The following instructions are for setting up a Dreamweaver site to develop pages. It is assumed that:

If you need help establishing either, please contact Elizabeth Altman


  1. In the top menu bar, select Site > Manage sites. The Site Definition dialog box will open. Select the name of your personal page site, and click Edit, or if this is a new site, click New. . ..
  2. Click the Basic tab.
  3. Type in a name for your site (this can be arbitrary, but should be distinctive – it has no bearing on the location of your files). Click Next.
    Site Definition: Name
  4. Select No, I do not want to use server technology, and click Next.
    Site setup 2
  5. Select Edit local copies on my machine, then upload to server when ready.
  6. Under Where do you want the computer to store your files? type H:\Website2. Click Next.
  7. Under How do you connect to your remote server?, select FTP and fill in the following information
    1. What is the host name or FTP address of your web server? library.csun.edu
    2. What folder on the server do you want to store your files in? /home/httpd/pages/people/
    3. What is your FTP login? your login id -- e.g. ealtman
    4. What is your FTP password? (type your FTP password) (note: if you check "Save" you should only have to do this once. If Dreamweaver "forgets" your password, please contact Elizabeth -- you need a software update).
    5. Check "Use Secure FTP (SFTP)."
  8. Click the Advanced tab. In the "Remote Info" panel, check the box marked "Use Passive FTP." Click the Basic tab. Passive FTP setting
  9. Click the Test Connection button. If you get any message other than Macromedia Dreamweaver connected to your Web server successfully, review your steps. Click Next.
  10. Select No, do not enable check in and check out, and click Next. Review the site information summary and click Done.
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Last Updated: 28-Jun-2010