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  1. #1
    stuart
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    Default AAAARGH!!!

    Ok, NOT a NOF issue here - at least not directly!
    This is more in the way of a warning to people who like me are starting out
    in this lol

    Today I needed to download my site to my computer to act on comments made
    last night about my site, so as usual I opened my FTP and started the
    transfer. Unfortunately it started to also copy down some files I didnt want
    so I killed the job. Somewhere along the line though I assume I did
    something wrong as the site is no longer on my host now (totally confused
    about that but never mind!)

    Anyway I needed the live version because I used snippet master to make
    changes and corrections - At this point I have to say that I am not blaming
    snippet master lol - so rather than doing it slowly and painfully by hand I
    thought I could do it via NOF.

    My computer had all the folders but they were all empty, so now I have had
    to redirect to the second site, and have decided to build the main one from
    scratch (AGAIN!) with the suggested alterations.

    So, I suppose really my warning is - if you use a CMS to update or modify
    your site - keep a spare somewhere on the host if you have the room! I didnt
    think and therefore hadnt done that!



  2. #2
    LBA
    Guest

    Default Re: AAAARGH!!!

    Stuart, if you're going to use a CMS system, you really want to do it in
    such as way that you can still publish from NOF. Using "includes", this
    can be done with SnippetMaster or with other CMS systems.

    Laurence


    stuart wrote:
    > Ok, NOT a NOF issue here - at least not directly!
    > This is more in the way of a warning to people who like me are starting out
    > in this lol
    >
    > Today I needed to download my site to my computer to act on comments made
    > last night about my site, so as usual I opened my FTP and started the
    > transfer. Unfortunately it started to also copy down some files I didnt want
    > so I killed the job. Somewhere along the line though I assume I did
    > something wrong as the site is no longer on my host now (totally confused
    > about that but never mind!)
    >
    > Anyway I needed the live version because I used snippet master to make
    > changes and corrections - At this point I have to say that I am not blaming
    > snippet master lol - so rather than doing it slowly and painfully by hand I
    > thought I could do it via NOF.
    >
    > My computer had all the folders but they were all empty, so now I have had
    > to redirect to the second site, and have decided to build the main one from
    > scratch (AGAIN!) with the suggested alterations.
    >
    > So, I suppose really my warning is - if you use a CMS to update or modify
    > your site - keep a spare somewhere on the host if you have the room! I didnt
    > think and therefore hadnt done that!
    >
    >


  3. #3
    stuart
    Guest

    Default Re: AAAARGH!!!

    Yep, learning something every day lol
    Problem I had was that it wasnt text i was altering.And allI had got set up
    on there at the time was snippet editing for now while I learned more about
    the system
    never mind every day I learn something is a good day for me

    Stu
    "LBA" <webdesigns@no2spamabramsnet.com> wrote in message
    news:f3hkjq$b642@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > Stuart, if you're going to use a CMS system, you really want to do it in
    > such as way that you can still publish from NOF. Using "includes", this
    > can be done with SnippetMaster or with other CMS systems.
    >
    > Laurence
    >
    >
    > stuart wrote:
    >> Ok, NOT a NOF issue here - at least not directly!
    >> This is more in the way of a warning to people who like me are starting
    >> out in this lol
    >>
    >> Today I needed to download my site to my computer to act on comments made
    >> last night about my site, so as usual I opened my FTP and started the
    >> transfer. Unfortunately it started to also copy down some files I didnt
    >> want so I killed the job. Somewhere along the line though I assume I did
    >> something wrong as the site is no longer on my host now (totally confused
    >> about that but never mind!)
    >>
    >> Anyway I needed the live version because I used snippet master to make
    >> changes and corrections - At this point I have to say that I am not
    >> blaming snippet master lol - so rather than doing it slowly and painfully
    >> by hand I thought I could do it via NOF.
    >>
    >> My computer had all the folders but they were all empty, so now I have
    >> had to redirect to the second site, and have decided to build the main
    >> one from scratch (AGAIN!) with the suggested alterations.
    >>
    >> So, I suppose really my warning is - if you use a CMS to update or modify
    >> your site - keep a spare somewhere on the host if you have the room! I
    >> didnt think and therefore hadnt done that!




  4. #4
    Richard Wayne Garganta
    Guest

    Default Re: AAAARGH!!!

    stuart wrote:
    > Yep, learning something every day lol
    > Problem I had was that it wasnt text i was altering.And allI had got set up
    > on there at the time was snippet editing for now while I learned more about
    > the system
    > never mind every day I learn something is a good day for me
    >
    > Stu
    > "LBA" <webdesigns@no2spamabramsnet.com> wrote in message
    > news:f3hkjq$b642@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    >> Stuart, if you're going to use a CMS system, you really want to do it in
    >> such as way that you can still publish from NOF. Using "includes", this
    >> can be done with SnippetMaster or with other CMS systems.
    >>
    >> Laurence
    >>
    >>
    >> stuart wrote:
    >>> Ok, NOT a NOF issue here - at least not directly!
    >>> This is more in the way of a warning to people who like me are starting
    >>> out in this lol
    >>>
    >>> Today I needed to download my site to my computer to act on comments made
    >>> last night about my site, so as usual I opened my FTP and started the
    >>> transfer. Unfortunately it started to also copy down some files I didnt
    >>> want so I killed the job. Somewhere along the line though I assume I did
    >>> something wrong as the site is no longer on my host now (totally confused
    >>> about that but never mind!)
    >>>
    >>> Anyway I needed the live version because I used snippet master to make
    >>> changes and corrections - At this point I have to say that I am not
    >>> blaming snippet master lol - so rather than doing it slowly and painfully
    >>> by hand I thought I could do it via NOF.
    >>>
    >>> My computer had all the folders but they were all empty, so now I have
    >>> had to redirect to the second site, and have decided to build the main
    >>> one from scratch (AGAIN!) with the suggested alterations.
    >>>
    >>> So, I suppose really my warning is - if you use a CMS to update or modify
    >>> your site - keep a spare somewhere on the host if you have the room! I
    >>> didnt think and therefore hadnt done that!

    >
    >

    I STRONGLY second Laurence's suggestion of using includes with ANY
    content management system. You want to be able to edit and upload from
    your main program without the concern of overwriting changes.
    LBA-CMS uses includes by default
    snippetmaster can use includes but this is not their default behavior.

  5. #5
    Stuart
    Guest

    Default Re: AAAARGH!!!

    Talk about a bad week.....
    I have just spent the evening installing windows on my storage drive as my
    main drive seems to have died on me I will know more tomorrow if there is
    anything i can do with it - hopefully I will retrieve my current projects -
    but if not i gotta hope i can get a successful grab from the hosts.
    DAMMIT!!!

    Stu
    "Richard Wayne Garganta" <richinri@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:f3j8sq$fi03@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > stuart wrote:
    > > Yep, learning something every day lol
    > > Problem I had was that it wasnt text i was altering.And allI had got set

    up
    > > on there at the time was snippet editing for now while I learned more

    about
    > > the system
    > > never mind every day I learn something is a good day for me
    > >
    > > Stu
    > > "LBA" <webdesigns@no2spamabramsnet.com> wrote in message
    > > news:f3hkjq$b642@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > >> Stuart, if you're going to use a CMS system, you really want to do it

    in
    > >> such as way that you can still publish from NOF. Using "includes",

    this
    > >> can be done with SnippetMaster or with other CMS systems.
    > >>
    > >> Laurence
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> stuart wrote:
    > >>> Ok, NOT a NOF issue here - at least not directly!
    > >>> This is more in the way of a warning to people who like me are

    starting
    > >>> out in this lol
    > >>>
    > >>> Today I needed to download my site to my computer to act on comments

    made
    > >>> last night about my site, so as usual I opened my FTP and started the
    > >>> transfer. Unfortunately it started to also copy down some files I

    didnt
    > >>> want so I killed the job. Somewhere along the line though I assume I

    did
    > >>> something wrong as the site is no longer on my host now (totally

    confused
    > >>> about that but never mind!)
    > >>>
    > >>> Anyway I needed the live version because I used snippet master to make
    > >>> changes and corrections - At this point I have to say that I am not
    > >>> blaming snippet master lol - so rather than doing it slowly and

    painfully
    > >>> by hand I thought I could do it via NOF.
    > >>>
    > >>> My computer had all the folders but they were all empty, so now I have
    > >>> had to redirect to the second site, and have decided to build the main
    > >>> one from scratch (AGAIN!) with the suggested alterations.
    > >>>
    > >>> So, I suppose really my warning is - if you use a CMS to update or

    modify
    > >>> your site - keep a spare somewhere on the host if you have the room! I
    > >>> didnt think and therefore hadnt done that!

    > >
    > >

    > I STRONGLY second Laurence's suggestion of using includes with ANY
    > content management system. You want to be able to edit and upload from
    > your main program without the concern of overwriting changes.
    > LBA-CMS uses includes by default
    > snippetmaster can use includes but this is not their default behavior.




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