A Quick (and hopefully simple) web design question

by John Hillage 17 replies
Hi guys -

I use Front Page to knock together my web pages and when I save and upload a page it always ends in .html

For example:

mastermonthlyresell.com/offer.html

I want to shorten this url to:

mastermonthlyresell.com/offer

without the html bit added as I am sending some direct mail and want the url to be as simple as possible.

Can someone tell me how to do this in Front Page or Mozilla Composer as I use both.

Thanks

John
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  • Profile picture of the author joblythe
    John

    Simply rename your offer.html to index.html (in the /offer directory)
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hillage
    Thanks for the reply but that will make it my home page will it not? - and it cannot be my home page it needs to be unique to that.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      John that same question came up not to long ago here.
      Try doing a search on the forum or Google and I'm pretty sure you will find it.
      If I remember right it had to do with the htaccess file.
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    • Profile picture of the author Austin Delaney
      Hi John;

      Create a directory called /offer and put the index.html page in there

      It will be your 'home' page for that directory

      i.e.

      mastermonthlyresell.com/offer/index.html

      is the same as

      mastermonthlyresell.com/offer

      Hope this helps,
      Austin.
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  • Profile picture of the author joblythe
    If your homepage is on mastermonthlyresell.com/offer - then it will - but is it not mastermonthlyresell.com ?
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    Create a folder (directory) called offer. In that folder place the offer message and title it index.

    The path will then be yourdomain.com/offer/index.html

    Your main page will still open to yourdomain.com/index

    When you create a link to the offer, link to yourdomain.com/offer/index.html and it should open as yourdomain.com/offer
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    • Profile picture of the author joblythe
      Originally Posted by Dekko View Post

      The path will then be yourdomain.com/offer/index.html
      You do not need the index.html at the end - this only need yourdomain.com/offer - which is what I suggested earlier.
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      • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
        Hi Jo: Well I'll be dipped - I never knew that. Going off to try it now!

        John: Can you create a new folder via your ftp program? If so, you just put it in the html_public folder. There should be an add, or create function that allows you to do this when you are in your ftp program.

        If not, access your control panel and create it in there. Then when you upload your files you upload into that folder rather than into the root directory.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hillage
    OK - I am missing something here clearly. Can anyone tell me exactly how I create this folder. I normally make my web pages in Front Page then upload them via my ftp straight into my public html folder.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    For those of you telling him to make a new folder...that would be counterproductive to his orginal post: "I want to shorten this url "
    so yes,making anew folder should drop the html part, but it wont shorten the url..
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    • Profile picture of the author joblythe
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      For those of you telling him to make a new folder...that would be counterproductive to his orginal post: "I want to shorten this url "
      so yes,making anew folder should drop the html part, but it wont shorten the url..
      Kim

      Have another look at John's first post.

      He is looking to type his main url with "/OFFER" tagged on the end.

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author KimW
        Originally Posted by joblythe View Post

        Kim

        Have another look at John's first post.

        He is looking to type his main url with "/OFFER" tagged on the end.

        Thanks
        Yes I saw that, we just got different meanings froom the same words. He is not wanting to shorten the url, he is wanting the the html to not show up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    John, to clarify, as long as the index.html is in it's own folder, it becomes the default file for THAT folder only. It will not affect the index.html on your main page. You can have as many index.html files as you have folders.

    mastermonthlyresell.com/offer1/index.html
    mastermonthlyresell.com/offer2/index.html
    mastermonthlyresell.com/offer3/index.html
    etc.

    You would only have to type in:

    mastermonthlyresell.com/offer1
    mastermonthlyresell.com/offer2
    mastermonthlyresell.com/offer3
    etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author joblythe
      Originally Posted by Gene Pimentel View Post

      John, to clarify, as long as the index.html is in it's own folder, it becomes the default file for THAT folder only. It will not affect the index.html on your main page. You can have as many index.html files as you have folders.

      mastermonthlyresell.com/offer1/index.html
      mastermonthlyresell.com/offer2/index.html
      mastermonthlyresell.com/offer3/index.html
      etc.

      You would only have to type in:

      mastermonthlyresell.com/offer1
      mastermonthlyresell.com/offer2
      mastermonthlyresell.com/offer3
      etc.
      Thanks Gene - you are much more eloquent than I am!!

      Good explanation!
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  • Profile picture of the author joblythe
    John

    Simply use your ftp program to create a folder named "offer" - then upload your "offer.html" file there - then rename to "index.html"

    Now by typing the url "mastermonthlyresell.com/offer" you have it sorted!!

    Sorry - I should have explained this a bit better - sooner!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hillage
    Thanks Jo that explanation worked out fine I got it working. Thanks again for all who were happy to help. Have a great day Saturday. John
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    You are welcome John.
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