How To Edit Someone Else's Site?

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Hi Guys I need some help.

If I want to add title tags, meta tags and maybe an extra page or two plus an optin form to a friend of mine's website how do I go about doing that? Do I need to somehow upload his site to my sitebuilder software which is Xsitepro2 or do I just need his login details for his cpanel?

I have very limited experience with this but once I am in an html wyswig site builder tool I can make all the changes but just not sure how to get his site on my sitebuilder and then how to republish after editing.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author agent_whitehat
    Yes you need the admin panel details. If this is going to be a simple change then FTP access alone is enough. You can download the file that you need to change , edit it, replace the file in the server with the new one.

    My advice is to backup the original file before you start playing with it
    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I doubt you'll be able to import the site into xsp (unless it was built with a compatible program). Would perhaps be better to use the same program site was built with initially or do the editing through cpanel.

      kay
  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    By all means back-up the original site first.

    You can open the site in your browser.
    Click "view", "source".
    Then, copy the html and paste into the html view of your wysiwyg.
    Go to design view and make your changes.

    Save the file as "home" or something other than index.
    Upload it to his server. Make sure everything's right. Then change the name of the original index file. Keep it on the site in case you need to use it again.
    Then, change the name of the new page to "index".

    Hope this helps.

    LC
    • Profile picture of the author Careygee
      Originally Posted by lcombs View Post

      By all means back-up the original site first.

      You can open the site in your browser.
      Click "view", "source".
      Then, copy the html and paste into the html view of your wysiwyg.
      Go to design view and make your changes.

      Save the file as "home" or something other than index.
      Upload it to his server. Make sure everything's right. Then change the name of the original index file. Keep it on the site in case you need to use it again.
      Then, change the name of the new page to "index".

      Hope this helps.

      LC
      Yep, we did save his originals by changing each original
      by placing an "x" in front of each page. ie; xindex.html and etc
  • Profile picture of the author -Nick-
    If it is using same header file across the site then you might also want to come up with a new database table and would have to query that table for related title, metas for the pages.

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