You may have already created your
pages, if you have, great! If not, you will
need to download an editor from one of the sites listed
find some specific software suggestions here. Or
use a simple text editor such as NotePad.
To learn more about basic html and creating Web pages,
For help with basic html web site creation applicable to RootsWeb, try the html help group
Another good beginning HTML site is
You may want to try out RootsWeb's Online Editor and File Manager for FreePages users. For more information on the Freepages Online Editor and File Manager, you can view the documentation. WebTV users must use File Manager or a similar program to create and transload pages to their Freepages account.
There are a few things you need to know before you upload your pages...
Uploading your pages to your directory on the Freepages Web Server:
The example below uses WS_FTP, but you can use any FTP program such as CuteFTP. See RootsWeb Wizards - FTP - How to Upload Files to RootsWeb for more examples. Please note! You will need to substitute the hostname "users.freepages.rootsweb.com" in the examples you find at Wizards. You may download a copy of WS_FTP from Ipswitch
Now that you're connected to the server, double-click on the folder named "xxxxx_html" where "xxxxx" is replaced with the community that you want your pages in. For example, if you have genealogy pages, you will double-click on "genealogy_html" and upload your pages into that directory. If you have local history pages, you will upload your pages into the "history_html" directory and so on. You upload by highlighting the file that you want copied on the left side of your screen (local files on your computer) and then click the arrow that points to the right (the Freepages server).
Other problems that may come up:
Your Web address will be:
**** is your userid ( account name ) and xxxxx is the community that you selected for uploading your pages.
Modified to update URLs by Pat Asher, Jul 2008
Published here with permission.
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