I work on website redesigns, which means I often work in a temporary subdirectory. When I’m ready to launch the website, I move the files from their temporary home, into their permanent home, typically under the root of the website. But if I’ve installed WebYep on a client’s website, moving these files will break things, and since I can’t find this on WebYep’s FAQ page, I’m posting it here in the hopes of helping others.
If you’ve moved your WebYep file or changed the page name, you have broken the link between WebYep and it’s data, and it’s a simple matter to fix this. Follow these steps provided by WebYep Customer Support:
I’ve renamed my page’s file or folder – now all my data is lost!
Whenever you rename a page or move it to another folder, the link between the page and its WebYep data is lost, as WebYep can only identify a page by its URL (filename and path).
But you can re-link the page to its data:
Open the file webyep-system/data/documents – a text file, containing pairs of paths and document IDs. Locate the file in question and correct its file or folder name. Then WebYep will find the document’s data again.
And, if your Web Yep pages were inside a subdirectory, called for example “newsite”. You’ll need to also modify this line at the very top of all your Web Yep pages:
Easy solution – but hard to find!Jill
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.