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Using Dreamweaver with WebDAV in MacOS X

System requirements: Mac

Description:

how to use Dreamweaver with WebDAV in MacOS X.

How to Use:

  1. The first step in using Dreamweaver with WebDAV is to set up a directory on your local computer. This can be accomplished through Manage Sites... found under Site in the menu bar.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 1
  2. Select New and then Site.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 2
  3. If you are using Dreamweaver MX 2004, you will be asked to enter a name for your website. The name can be anything. After you have entered a name, click Next.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 3
  4. In Dreamweaver 8, you will be asked to enter a name for your website and the URL. After you have entered this information, click Next.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 4
  5. Select "No, I do not want to use a server technology" and click Next.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 5
  6. Select Edit local copies on my machine, then upload to server when ready (recommended). Choose a place to store your website's files. Choose this location carefully to make sure you have enough room on your computer and that you'll be able to find it later. Then, click Next.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 6
  7. Choose WebDAV when asked how you connect to your remote server.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 7
  8. If you are using Dreamweaver MX 2004, you will need to click on the "Settings..." button to enter the account information shown in step #7.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 8
  9. In Dreamweaver 8, when you select WebDAV (Step # 6), it is not necessary to click a "Settings..." button. The WebDAV account information fields described in Step # 7 will appear on the same window.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 9
  10. In both versions of Dreamweaver, enter your publishing URL where is asks you for your URL. If your page is located at http://www.uta.edu/<website_name>, your publishing URL would be https://dav.uta.edu/www.uta.edu/<website_name> or http://dav.uta.edu/www.uta.edu/<website_name>. Enter your NetID and non-default password. Specify an e-mail address if you want to. Click OK when you are done, then click Next.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 10
  11. Select Dreamweaver should check it out and then click Next.
    Dreamweaver MX 2004
    Step 11 in Dreamweaver MX 2004
    Dreamweaver 8
    Step 11 in Dreamweaver 8
  12. Review the information to make sure everything is setup the way you want it to be. When you are done, click Done.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 12
  13. Your website should now be listed under Manage Sites by the name you gave it. Click Done.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 13
  14. On the right-side of the Dreamweaver interface you should find the following menu. Click on the Connect to remote host button.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 14
  15. Look for the Check Out File(s) button and click it to download your website (if one already exist on the server). If you do not yet have a website, you can skip to step #15.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 15
  16. You will be asked if you wish to check out (download) the entire site. Click OK to continue.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 16
  17. You should now have a copy of your website on your local hard drive. Edit it, make changes, etc. When you are done you will want to commit those changes to the server by clicking on Check In (upload).
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 17
  18. You will also be asked if you wish to include dependent files. What this means is, if your webpage contains images and other media, do you want to upload those images to the server along with your changed web pages? You will want to answer No unless you have changed or edited your graphics. If that is the case, you would want to answer Yes in order to update your changed graphics in addition to the text.
    Dreamweaver WebDAV Mac OSX Step 18
  19. Your changes should then be uploaded and viewable through your viewing URL.