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From: Pat Geary <>
Subject: [FreeHelp] Getting Started with RW
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 07:34:16 -0500
At 06:57 AM 11/22/2009, Tina Glen-Ridell wrote:
>Since being subscribed to this very useful help
>list I have read many times the plight of would
>be web owners trying to get started. Â It seems
>we all do, as I did, and try to log onto our
>newly acquired space only to be denied access or
>even its existence. Â Am I right to say you
>canât log into your web space before you have
>named your page and uploaded something to it? As
>I remember it, the first time I could log into
>my space was about 24 hours after the first
>upload. Following updates happen immediately.
>Â I searched this list for answers then only to
>find huge numbers of others with the same
>question and no answer. Â I think it would be
>helpful if a new "flowchart" for beginners was
>mailed to all new subscribers with much more
>detail of how and when. Some of us are really learning from scratch.
I no longer have the original email from Rootsweb
so cannot say what a new user gets in the way of instructions:
Once you receive the eamil from rootsweb for your
space, you should be able to logon to your
account. Many of the problems with people trying
to log on is either typing the username and
password incorrectly OR copying and pasting from
the email sent by RootsWeb and picking up one
blank space. Believe me I know cause I have done it myself.
Also depending on how you are trying to log on to
the account - RW File Manager, a WYSIWYG editor
or any web editor, or a 3rd party ftp program.
File Manage is fairly simple, you sign in, work
your way through the various screens and the file
editor is there.
was written some time ago.
NO you do not have to name a page and upload
something to your site before you can access it
but all you are going to see is a list of the
site like this http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gearyfamily/
With all of the sites, I have or maintain for
others on the various servers, the site showed
immediately after it was published.
Found one of the original emails and one of the
links (at least then was) http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/rootsweb/wizards/
Not sure exactly what kind of info you would like
to see included in the welcoming email.
Pat Geary, Microsoft MVP - Expression Web
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