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Publish files

Publish files

The first step in publishing files is to set the remote website. There are several scenarios for determining your remote website. For more information, see Publishing websites overview.


If you stop the publishing process in progress, files that have already been published will remain on the remote website.

By default, all files are marked for publishing. By using Remote Web Site view in Microsoft Expression Web, you can choose which files will be published and which will be held back.

To set the remote website

  1. In the Remote Web Site view, click Remote Web Site Properties.

  2. In the Remote Web Site Properties dialog box, on the Remote Web Site tab, under Remote Web server type, select FrontPage Server Extensions, WebDav, FTP, or File System.

  3. In the Remote Web site location box, type the Internet address, including the protocol, of the remote website that you want to publish folders and files to — for example, ftp://www.example.com — or click Browse to locate the site.

  4. Optional: To use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), click Use Encrypted Connection (SSL).


    To use SSL connections on your web server, the server must be configured with a security certificate from a recognized certificate authority.

To mark files that you do not want to publish

  • Do either of the following:

    • In the Folder List task pane, right-click the file that you do not want to publish, and then click Don't Publish.

    • In the Remote Web Site view, in the Local Web site pane, right-click the file that you do not want to publish, and then click Don't Publish.

To publish files and folders

  1. In the Remote Web Site view, in the Remote Web site pane, under Publish all changed pages, click Local to remote.

  2. Click Publish Web site.


    To quickly move files between the Local website and the Remote website, click a file in the source site and drag it to the destination site.

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