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How can I access site built with DW, but without DW?

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Hi,

This is perhaps sort of a weird question.  I used to have an older version of DW on a Win 7 computer years ago.  I used it to build a web site that is currently up and running.  I currently do not have DW on my new Win 10 computer.  And it has been years since I did any web design and have basically forgotten everything.  My question is this:  How can I access my website, without DW, and make changes to it? 

 

I think I found an "ftp host address" and password for the site.  Is there a free app that would fairly easily do what I want to do?

 

Thanks.

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If you know the FTP log-in credentials, use Filezilla FTP client to GET files from remote server.  Use Brackets or any other HTML code editor to edit the site.  When done, use Filezilla to PUT files to server.

 

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How can I access site built with DW, but without DW?

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Hi,

This is perhaps sort of a weird question.  I used to have an older version of DW on a Win 7 computer years ago.  I used it to build a web site that is currently up and running.  I currently do not have DW on my new Win 10 computer.  And it has been years since I did any web design and have basically forgotten everything.  My question is this:  How can I access my website, without DW, and make changes to it? 

 

I think I found an "ftp host address" and password for the site.  Is there a free app that would fairly easily do what I want to do?

 

Thanks.

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

If you know the FTP log-in credentials, use Filezilla FTP client to GET files from remote server.  Use Brackets or any other HTML code editor to edit the site.  When done, use Filezilla to PUT files to server.

 

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Beware of fake Adobe reps offering to sell you software or take control of your computer.  It's a scam.  Run away!

 

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If you know the FTP log-in credentials, use Filezilla FTP client to GET files from remote server.  Use Brackets or any other HTML code editor to edit the site.  When done, use Filezilla to PUT files to server.

 

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Beware of fake Adobe reps offering to sell you software or take control of your computer.  It's a scam.  Run away!

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Thanks for your response, Nancy.  I appreciate it.  For some reason, it says that your response has been marked as the Correct Answer.  But I did not mark it that way, and I thought it was up to the initiator of the post to mark something as correct or not. 

 

But anyway -- I guess I was looking for something more intuitive and WYSIWYG, that presents a visual image of the pages in the web site, and can be edited without coding, and also I would like to  have one program that combines ftp access and editing together, rather than two programs.  Maybe there isn't something out there that is free, but maybe still a lot cheaper than Dreamweaver?

 

 

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Forum moderators also check correct answers. 

 

You know the old saying, "You get what you pay for?"  The latest version of DW CC  does what you want and a lot more but you must pay for it (approx $21/month for 12 months ).  A free 7 day trial is available.

https://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver/free-trial-download.html

 

Pinegrow is another visual web page editor but it lacks the advanced site management and FTP features  that DW has.  And it's not free but a free trial is available.

https://pinegrow.com/

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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Thanks for the helpful info!

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