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02-12-2006, 12:15 AM
Can anyone tell me what I will be losing if I disable the FP extensions. I really need to activate the hotlink protection, but am using FP, therefore, cannot. What will I be losing without them.
02-12-2006, 10:31 AM
If I remember correctly, the only thing you would lose is the ability to create your web pages with FP and then upload them to your site. FP is more of a WYSIWYG and "drag and drop" type of editor. It builds the code for you in the background as you go.
You would need to use some other editor or Notepad and hand code your pages. There are tons of free editors out there, just google on "free html editors".
You may want to ask tech support if you disable the extensions to see what the site would look like, could you just enable them and everything comes back to normal.
If you don't want to take that chance, PM me and I'll arrange some space on my site for you to test it.
02-12-2006, 11:03 AM
The first thing you should ask youself is whether you are using any of the front page extension components:
Stuff like counters, automatic indexes, the banners, navigational tools, forms that use FrontPage extensions to execute, the search functionality...
These are all provided by FP, and if you are using them, and turn off the extensions, obviously it won't work.
You can still use FrontPage as a normal editor and upload files to the server using normal FTP (right through FrontPage as well). But you won't be able to use any of the server side extensions.
Ideally, you could use PHP or Perl on BH to do all your server side stuff.
02-12-2006, 02:15 PM
As far as I know I am not using the extensions. I tried to avoid most of the FP stuff and design my own site on FP this time. However, I really don't know a lot about it. I am very gradually learning bits and pieces of html as I go along. My learning curve seems to be very slow at this point in my life. The only thing that I was trying to use, but it was not working anyway, was the contact page. I know nothing about perl or php. Is there a way to take the contact page that I designed to blend with my site and employ some other means to have the comments sent to my email? Or would it just be easier to put my email in instead of the contact page links? I know that I probably do not really want to do that because of spam issues.
Thanks again for the help for this ignorant designer.
02-12-2006, 02:28 PM
There are many scripts available online that allow you to email a form (such as your contact form)... Maybe you can google it, or someone else can shed a light on it... I'm sorry, I don't have a link right off my mind.
Alternatively (as you suggested), till you figure out a way, mentioning you email address where people can respond to should be a okish solution.
PS: http://www.scriptarchive.com/formmail.html is a good resource.
02-12-2006, 05:26 PM
Hey, thanks for the help.
My contact page now seems to be working with a php code that I got from ibdhost.com. The extensions are turned off and the site is still functioning. My next hurdle will be the next time I add more images or update links if I can get it from my computer to BH.
What would happen if I turned them back on to upload then turned them back off right after? I know, I know, I should figure out how to do it without that crutch.
02-13-2006, 10:13 AM
I don't think you will have problems just uploading your site using FrontPage, even if the extensions are disabled. It'll upload using FTP.
The extensions are only used to do server side processing. Uploading should work without them, as well.
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