KompoZer Part 4: Publishing a Page


Understanding how to publish your page is important because unless you publish it (upload the file to a server) other people will not be able to view your Web page with their browser.

In this tutorial sheet you will learn how to:

  1. Publish your page (upload your files to the server)

Sue Wright, Adjunct Faculty instructor provided some of the content for this tutorial.

Software Needed


Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills

You need to have completed the FTP tutorial as well as Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the KompoZer tutorials



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Lesson 1: Publishing a Page

This lesson will demonstrate how to use KompoZer to upload your new Web page that you created in the previous tutorials. It also builds on work that you have done in the FTP tutorial (you created your folders in this tutorial) and in KompoZer Part 1: Getting Started (you entered your publishing settings.) The files such as images that are displayed in the page are called dependent files. They also need to be "published" (aka uploaded to the server). KompoZer will do this for you if you select the correct settings.

To open a file
press CTRL + O

















































To run a Spell Check press CTRL + K


Activity 1: Publishing Your Page

  1. Go to File> Open or click on . Open up the "index.html" file which you used in the previous tutorials.


  2. Go to File> Publish or click on . A Publish Page window will appear. Make sure your Page Title and Filename are correct.

  3. Check on Include images and other files and Use this site subdirectory.

  4. Type in artifacts/ as the subdirectory. (make sure you have the correct spelling for your folder name.) The images will be automatically attached to your page and uploaded to your artifacts folder.

    publish page

  5. In the previous tutorial (KompoZer Part I: Getting Started), you have completed your site settings. You DO NOT need to change the Settings.

  6. Click on Publish. A publishing status window will appear. It will let you know whether publishing is completed or not.

  7. Open up a new window in your browser. Type in your homepage address and press Enter.Your http (URL) address is http://www.msu.edu/~your MSUNetID in the example image below we used the msuid sparty. (Note that you will generally find the ~ (tilda sign) in the top left corner of your keyboard. You will also have to hold the shift key down and press the key with the ~ sign.
    For example, if your msu id was sparty you would type in http://msu.edu/~sparty/ (Remember you do not need to put the file name if the file is named index. If you were opening up a Web page that wasn't titled index--let's say it was titled coursework.html . Then you would type in http://msu.edu/~sparty/coursework.html. Make sure that you put in the correct file extension. Web pages can end in either htm or html. )

    Before publishing your site run a final Spell Check. With KompoZer you will have to check each page individually. Go to Edit> Check Spelling.


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Wrap Up:

This is the final tutorial for KompoZer. After completing all three tutorials you have learned how to download and install the program, create, edit, and save a Web page. You have also learned about more advanced features such as adding links, images, and tables. Finally, in this tutorial you have learned how to publish your files to a server (upload them) so that people can view your page with their own browsers.