I made an html site with adobe imageready, how do I publish it in iPage?

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Got a quick question: I made an html site with adobe imageready, how do I publish it in iPage? Many thanks for any answer. Another question I got... How do I make a iPage site I'm completely lost! I downloaded the stuff and I dont know what to do next somebody please help!..

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Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably know..

Comment #1

Read the first 2 threads in the installation forum..

Read the knowledgebase on the iPage site in the documentation section..

Use Google extensively, there are loads of sites that explain how to install a iPage site in sickening detail..

Follow the links in linsayanng's signature block...

Comment #2

It really isn't too tough to install the store although it can seem pretty intimidating. Read the documentation that comes with the download. There are good instructions on how to do an install. It will probably take a few tries to figure out what paths to use for your database and such. Don't let it get to you. It's a learning experience..

Once you get the stock installation done, spend a great deal of time just running through everything seeing how it works and get a feel for the software..

It is fully functional as is but it is ugly, clunky and is based on code that is 10 years out of date. To really use it on a live store you will want to install many mods (contributions) and change the design considerably. Spend many many days in the Feedback on my store forum to see what other people have done and read the critiques people have left on their designs. That sould give you an idea of what you will want to do..

If you are patient and follow directions well (and keep multiple backups), you should be able to install mods and learn to make basic design changes without any real knowledge of php, sql, or css layout. However, the more you know the easier it will be and the more you will be able to accomplish..

Approach it as a hobby and don't expect it to be done any time soon and you should have some fun playing with it..

Comment #3

The easiest way is to install it by your CPanel. It takes only seconds to install OsCommerce. Or follow this link :.



Comment #4

Not all hosts use cPanel, so if he doesnt have that, he would have to do it manually..

Also, if you have NO clue how to even make a basic HTML iPage site you REALLY should get a book.. I used David Mercers Oscommerce professional (or something like that) you can do a search in Amazon for his name..

Just dont jump into it expecting someone to walk you through every step for free. Unfortunately a lot ofpeople do this. They get through the install and come back here with every little question without searching for the answer.. having some references available to you BEFORE you ask is never a bad thing.. and that book by David Mercer has helped...

Comment #5

Also, a cpanel installation may not be a current version and you learn nothing about oscommerce in the process...

Comment #6

Very true... it's best to ask your host which version they are installing if you do a one click install.. and if you do a one click install, then you REALLY have to spend time clicking around and reading...

I have a link in my signature that will help you undestand the file structure, start there...

Comment #7

How do I make a iPage site I'm completely lost! I downloaded the stuff and I dont know what to do next somebody please help!..

Comment #8

Go on and hire someone.. If you are really THAT clueless, you need to either take classes, hire a tutor, Buy some books or get a designer.. people are can not hold your hand while you work your way through the absolute basics...

Comment #9

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.