The Student Activity Server has been renamed to the Penn State Student Organizations Web Service and is under new management. These Web pages may be out of date and will be moved to the new site in the near future. Please read http://www.clubs.psu.edu/info/ for information about the new service.
Prerequisites: At this point you should have Microsoft FrontPage installed on the computer you are using, and be connected to the Internet. This tutorial uses FrontPage 2000, although earlier versions may be used. You should also have SSH Secure Shell installed which includes Secure FTP. SSH Secure Shell is available from ASET via:
This tutorial will lead you through the steps needed to update a web site on the Clubs Server using MS FrontPage and Secure FTP for Windows. After that, we leave it up to you to learn other features of FrontPage and web development from other sources.
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Run the from the SSH Secure Shell Start Menu folder.
Select the button.
In the dialog box, type in the following information:
<your PSU Access Account username>
Fill out the dialog box like the image, but type in
Type in your password when prompted.
You should then see your home directory. Here's what it looks like for jcd144:
Note: If you were to double-click on the directory, you could update your personal web space.
Let's go to your clubs space now. Select from the drop-down menu.
/clubs/<your group directory> for the folder name.
Type in as shown, but use |
/clubs/ is a shortcut for
You should see your club's files like we do below for clubs_example.
If you are re-reading this from the upload section, you should go back now. Otherwise keep reading.
Select from the drop-down menu.
Which will select all of the files in your club's directory.
Select from the drop-down menu. This will copy all of your clubs files from the server.
Open Windows Explorer and make a directory on your computer that you want to use for your club's web files. For the example, we will use C:\Temp\clubs_example\.
Select from the drop-down menu. This will paste all of your clubs files to your computer.
Once pasted they should show up in Windows Explorer like below.
In the ASET Labs, FrontPage is located at Start -> Programs -> Web Development -> Microsoft FrontPage
Create a new web project. In FrontPage, this is called a "Web". Do this with "File" -> "New" -> "Web..."
Make an empty web project, so FrontPage won't make any new pages for you. Choose the "Empty Web" icon. Then "Specify the location of the new web:" to be "c:\temp\clubs_example", which is where you just saved all of your club files to. If you chose a different directory, use that.
Say "Yes" to "Do you want to convert this folder to a Web?". The resulting screen should look like this:
You should then be able to double-click each file you want to edit in the "Folder List", such as index.html:
When you are done changing a page save it via "File" -> "Save".
Open a Windows Explorer window to your web directory again on your computer. This is where the running example uses C:\Temp\clubs_example\.
Next, select from the drop down menu. This will select all of the files in the directory.
Then, select from the drop down menu. This will copy the files you have selected to the clipboard.
If you disconnected from the server, redo steps 1-7 from the "Download Current Site using Secure FTP" section.
Once you have a Secure FTP window open to your club's directory on the server again, select from the drop down menu.
Finally you should see your files upload. Once they have finished copying to the server, you should see them in the Secure FTP window.
Open a web browser to your page to make sure everything looks correct. clubs_example looks like the following.
If you have any questions, visit the FrontPage FAQ.
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