Edit or Publish Your MyWeb Website in SharePoint Designer 2007

STEP 1: Click on the File menu and select Open Site.

STEP 2: Type the path for your website in the dialog box that appears, and then click Open. Be sure to include https:// in front of the path. You may use either https://myweb.ttu.edu/eRaider or https://www.myweb.ttu.edu/eRaider as the website path, where eRaider is your eRaider username.

NOTE: This only applies to editing your website through SharePoint Designer2007. It does not apply to users visiting your website in a browser.

STEP 3: If prompted, type your eRaider name and password and click OK.

NOTE: Type your username in the format ttu\eRaider, where eRaider is your eRaider username

STEP 4: If you would like to edit your site live on the server so that your changes show up immediately when saving a file, select Edit live Web site now, click OK, and skip to Step8.

If you would like to edit the website files on your computer and upload the changes to the server later, select Edit local copy now, click OK, and proceed to the next step.

STEP 5: Configure the following settings, and then click Next:

  • Select WebDAV
  • Web Site Location: Same as entered in Step2
  • Use Encrypted Connection (SSL): Enabled

STEP 6: You may use the default local copy location, or you may type or browse for a new location. Click Next when you are ready to proceed.

STEP 7: Click Finish.

STEP 8: You can now manage your MyWeb website using SharePoint Designer 2007. Any changes you save will be immediately visible to anyone on the Internet at http://www.myweb.ttu.edu/your_eRaider_username or http://myweb.ttu.edu/your_eRaider_username.

If you selected the option to edit your site live, any changes you save will show up immediately on your website.

If you selected the option to edit your files locally, any changes you make will not be reflected on your website until you publish them. You may move files from your computer ("Local Web site" on the left) to the server ("Remote Web site" on the right) using the arrows in the middle of the screen. You may also publish all changes using the Publish Web site button.

The name of the home page required is one of the following:

  • index.php
  • index.asp
  • index.aspx
  • index.htm
  • index.html
  • default.php
  • default.asp
  • default.aspx
  • default.htm
  • default.html
  • home.php
  • home.asp
  • home.aspx
  • home.htm
  • home.html

The Web server will look for the file names in the order listed above. The file name is case sensitive. If you rename your home page file to one of these file names, then the page should show up when you go to your website's URL at either http://myweb.ttu.edu/your_eRaider_username or http://www.myweb.ttu.edu/your_eRaider_username. Be sure you have your home page in the root directory of your account and not in a sub-folder.

Files you delete from MyWeb are unrecoverable.