Join Tripod, Activate FrontPage Extensions, Upload Your FrontPage Web
As of now,
Tripod supports only Frontpage 98. When you use FrontPage to publish your site, certain
programs (known collectively as the FrontPage Server Extensions) are run on the Tripod
servers. In order for these programs to function correctly, certain files and directories
need to exist in your Tripod member directory. This is all taken care of when you
"FrontPage enable" your site. Tripod offers 11 mgs free space to it's members,
which is a whooping lot of space. I have also found, with few exceptions, that tripod's
FrontPage support is excellent.
To become a
member of tripod:
your tripod account for FrontPage extensions:
have your tripod member name and password, go back to tripod
and click "log in".
your tripod member name and password where prompted. Click "log in".
"tripod Member Status" page, select "File Manager".
"File Manager" page, click "Tools".
"Homepage Studio Tools" page, click "Microsoft FrontPage Enabler"
"Microsoft FrontPage Enabler" page, click the "Yes! Do it!" button at
the bottom of the page. (You may be prompted for your member name and ID again at this
You have just enabled your tripod member account for FrontPage publishing!
note of your URL. You will need this to publish your FrontPage Web.
At last! To
publish your FrontPage web to tripod:
the pages in the FrontPage Explorer.
FrontPage Explorer, click "Publish" on the toolbar ~ or ~ select "Publish
FrontPage Web" from the "File" menu.
"Publish FrontPage Web" dialog box, type in your tripod URL, such as: http://members.tripod.com/wompuss (note, the
"~" is left off of FrontPage URL's)
prompted for a member name and password, type in your tripod member name and password in
the corresponding boxes.
and let FrontPage do all the work. The program will tell you when your pages are
have sometimes had trouble with FrontPage launching the Microsoft Web Publishing Wizard
and prompting me to publish my web via FTP (file transfer protocol). When this happens, I
slap my FrontPage program up side da head and shut it down and re-boot. This usually
solves any confusion and reminds my software who'd da boss.
note: Once you FTP a FrontPage web, FrontPage extensions are corrupted and will not work.
Also, scrolling marquees and some background music are not supported by Netscape browsers.
another note: Be patient. Tripod will sometimes give you a "timed-out" message
during peak Internet usage times. I have found the best time to upload a web is early in
I will be
happy to answer any FrontPage-related questions I may not have answered or explained fully
here . Please drop me an e-mail. Advanced FrontPage instructions will follow if I can ever
stop working on my own pages long enough. Above all, have FUN with this powerful software!
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