Connect to an organizations website in Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

NOTE: If you are off the TTU campus or connected through a wired connection in the TTU residence halls, establish a TTUnet VPN connection before beginning these steps.

STEP 1: Open Internet Explorer.

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STEP 2: Type \\orgs.tosm.ttu.edu\sites\folder_name in the Address Bar of your Internet Explorer window, where folder_name is the name of your organizational website folder. Then, press Enter.

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If prompted for credentials, use the following:

  • Username: ttu\eRaider, where eRaider is your eRaider username
  • Password: your eRaider password

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STEP 3: Close the organizational website window which opens, and close Internet Explorer.

STEP 4: Open Dreamweaver and click on the Site icon. Choose Manage Sites from the drop-down list.

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STEP 5: Before adding a new entry for your organizational website, review the list of sites to see if you have existing entries listed for your organizational website. If so, consider selecting them from the list and clicking Remove to avoid confusing them with the new entry you are about to add. (This will not delete or modify any of the actual files stored on the server.)

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STEP 6: Click the New button.

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STEP 7: In the new window that opens, click on the Site sub-section if it is not already selected. Type a name for your site in the Site Name box. This can be any descriptive name you wish, such as "Orgs Website".

In the Local Site Folder box, type \\orgs.tosm.ttu.edu\sites\folder_name, where folder_name is the name of your organizational website folder.

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STEP 8: Click on the Servers sub-section, and then click the plus (+) button.

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STEP 9: Under the Basic tab, configure the following settings and click Save.

  • Server Name: any descriptive name you wish, such as "Orgs Website"
  • Connect using: Local/Network
  • Server Folder: \\orgs.tosm.ttu.edu\sites\folder_name
  • Web URL: http://www.orgs.ttu.edu/folder_name

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STEP 10: Click Save.

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STEP 11: If you get a message about the cache needing to be recreated, click OK.

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STEP 12: Click Done.

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You will be able to edit your organizational website with Dreamweaver. Any changes you save will be immediately visible to anyone on the Internet at http://www.orgs.ttu.edu/folder_name.

Files you delete from your site are unrecoverable.

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 name 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 http://www.orgs.ttu.edu/your_org_name. Be sure you have your home page in the root directory of the account and not in a sub-folder.

If you restart your computer or lose connection to your organizational website, you may need to follow Steps 1-3 again to re-authenticate before you will be able to connect to your organizational website in Dreamweaver.