Link bars in Frontpage showing in offline browser preview but not on live site after uploading to web server?

Question by Ragazza: Link bars in Frontpage showing in offline browser preview but not on live site after uploading to web server?
I do have Frontpage extensions enabled on the server. The site has page banners, link bars and a discussion forum and only the discussion forum works on the live site. So it seems that the Frontpage extensions do work, but not for the link bar and the page banner. When I open the live site (remotely) in Frontpage, it says in the location where the link bar should be something like: "add page to navigation structure to show linkbar" whereas it works perfectly well offline (locally) and I copied the entire file structure over to the web server. Do I have to re-create the navigation structure remotely? Is that normal? My ISP is 1and1 and I have Linux hosting.

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Answer by Chris S
Be sure to check your file permissions to make sure they are readable, as this is necessary to view the link bar and banner after upload.

Also, check your code/script to make sure the files aren't being referenced by local address as it is highly unlikely that 1&1 uses the same file structure for storage as your local setup. If you are on Windows, (which I assume you are from Frontpage), make sure the pages you create don't use "C:/address/filename.extension" or something similar. They will need to be "http://yoursite.com/filename.extension" or "/filename.extension" if the linkbar and banner are stored in the root web directory, or "/folder/filename.extension" if they are in an "images" folder or something similar.

Good luck!

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  1. tiggsy says:

    If it’s a Unix server (and I’ve seen Unix servers with Frontpage extensions as an option), any references to files will be case sensitive. This does not apply on Windows servers.

    So if you have a file called MyFile.html, on a windows machine (including your home computer) you can refer to it as “myfile.html” and still get to it, but on a Unix server you must call it “MyFile.html” or it will not be found!