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CSB Publishing Settings
The tutorial below explains settings used in Trellix 2.7, CSB3 and CSB4.
Future planned update: the full tutorial will be split into smaller single item tutorials.
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Flash Tutorial covers how to:  
CLICK BUTTON TO VIEW!
Publish with or without Frames
FLASH is required to see
STEP-BY-STEP tutorial.
(press F11: maximize page for best viewing!)
approx 10 min viewing time  (535 kb)
Publish with or without your site map
Publish to main area or a subdirectory
Send copy of your working file to website
Modify Host Setup Options
Preview site setting (Local HTMLdirectory)

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Publishing settings.  You can add another HOST, or change your current host settings.
CHOOSE OPTIONS to see many choices.




These are the settings I use for this site  >>>>>>>

These settings were supplied by the webhost at time of registration.

FTP directory:
Some hosts put you directly into your correct folder and do not assign something special, but most assign a specific folder to hold your website files. If you do not put your files into the correct folder on the host, your website will not be seen even though you completed a publish in CSB!   

This folder is often called web, www, public, public_html, html.


 purple arrow Links to check out!
KW's Support site - Publishing page:  Almost 50 web host settings!
KW's Subdirectory example - Take a large file and split it into subdirectories.
Sam's  Subdirectory page - Naming, Setting, Linking instructions
Globalscape Discussion board - Post a problem, let us help you resolve it!
Wink - Tutorial creation software by Satish Kumar

 purple arrow I sent my tlx file to my host, but I can't see my website!  Why???
The site is built in a special formatted file that ends in a .tlx and can only be opened with the CSB or Trellix program. The tlx file holds the page design including images, text, sounds, etc. The text is translated into HTML by CSB during the preview or publishing process and sent to your website using built in FTP connection.

CSB can not import HTML or edit HTML. Changes to the site are made in the tlx file then during the publish/preview process, CSB only generates the pages that changed. The file is quite compact so it can be quite small (under 1mb) or be very large (10mb or more) depending on how many pages you have in it, and how much of it is text (smaller than photos).

 purple arrow Backup your tlx file!

Do it any of these ways, but make sure you do it!  
If your working file is lost or corrupted, you will have to REBUILD your site from scratch.
Visit KW's site for a backup program that can make up to 999 backup copies of your site file, or other important files!  BLAUNCH was built by another Trellix user and is free.
CSB4 allows you to send a copy of your tlx file to your website for storage!
LOW TECH way:   Use FILE SAVE AS every time you open your file.  Save the file with a name that includes the date for easiest reference and the files stay in date order too!   
Example: open main010103  FILE SAVE AS main010203.  The next save as: main010303.
Subdirectory examples:  vacation070103, photos070103 etc.
To keep the order correct, use a 6 (010103) or 8 (01012003) digit number - don't use 1-1-03
Simple. Fast. Easy.  The publishing information remains the same and is undisturbed. The previous day's file still exists so you can come back to it if necessary and this process creates an  unlimited number of backup copies you can delete or archive the old ones as you see fit, or have a record of how your site has progressed.


 purple arrow How to test your connection to your web host:

(Suggested by EHall on the Globalscape discussion board)
Try connecting to your host from the command line. If you are not familiar with how to do this then follow these steps:

1. Click on the Start button, and then choose Runů
In Windows NT, 2000 or XP, type in: cmd
In Windows 95, 98 or ME, type in: command

2. Click on OK. A command prompt will appear in a new window.

3. Type in the following command: ftp <insert host address here>
EXAMPLE: C:>ftp ftp.globalscape.com

4. Press Enter on your keyboard

5. You should now be prompted for a username. Type it in and press enter again.

6. You should now be prompted for a password. Type it in and press enter once more.

If all is well, then you should now be connected to the FTP site. Go ahead and type "quit" and hit Enter to exit the commandline FTP program.  Use these same settings in your CSB publishing host setup screen.

If you can not connect this way, one of the settings you are using is incorrect (address, username, password, etc).
Check with your web host immediately.
 purple arrow Potential Data Loss warning!!

2 main reasons for this:

1) publish to new place

2) publish to same place, but data does not match
1) Not publishing to the same place
This warning appears anytime you use a previously published tlx file and are not publishing it to the same place as you did last time.

Ex: A tlx file is published to a website (samisite.com). then copied. modified. and now ready to be a subdirectory of the same site (samisite.com/photos/). The file will remember where it went last time so will warn that the address does not match.

Ex: A tlx file was published to hostA. Their service deteriorates, you add a new hostB and assign it to the tlx file. The tlx file will remember that it went to hostA last time it was published.

In both examples, the warning just lets you know that if you choose to go ahead and publish, the memory of the previous location will be lost. That's good! You want the file to forget the main directory/hostA.

If you want the file to remember hostA so you can publish to both hosts, make a copy of the file before publishing to the new host. Copying the file is as simple as FILE SAVE AS give it a new name. You would then have 2 tlx files. One going to hostA, one going to hostB

2) Publishing to the same place, but still got the error
The TlxTransfer.txt file on your web site does not match the data in your tlx desgn file. Happens most often when your publishing process was interrupted. That TlxTransfer.txt file is VITAL to updates. When you connect to your site with CSB the txt file is read and compared to the internal index in your design file. If you use a backup file, the data will not match the txt file on the web, or if during a publish process that file was damaged or truncated...etc.

CHECK THESE THINGS:
- the file you want to publish is the most CURRENT version of the file
- UNCHECK the option checked to publish to local HTML folder (that's for previewing and can interfere with publishing some files)
- Review the publishing settings...make sure you are not sending the file to a different directory/subdirectory than you had before.

If you have done that, the program will just update the site. Nothing lost.
- SOMETIMES only a couple pages have to be updated if the txt file is only slightly out of sync with the design file.
- OTHER TIMES the WHOLE FILE will reload.
Now way to tell before you do it.

REMEMBER to FILE SAVE AS and give your file a new name every now and then to compact the file and keep the code as trim and clean as possible. This also gives you a backup file in case the file is corrupted.