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To view the Resource Manager click on the Resource Manager button on the Other tab.

 

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The following window will be displayed.

 

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The screen above is split into two sections, a directory structure for your Web site, on the left of the screen, and a list of files (in each folder) on the right hand side. This part of the screen works just like a regular folder in windows – open a directory/folder and the files within it will appear in the files list, right of the screen.

 

You will see from the list of folders on the left, that there are three folders for your Web site by default. This will also be the folder structure created in your web space, when you publish your Web site.

 

The default folder structure is:

 

Root – The root folder for your Web site. This will be where any Web pages created will be stored.

 

Images – Within the root folder, the images folder contains all of the images used on your site.

 

Script – This folder, within the root folder, contains any scripts used in your Web site’s pages.

 

Note: You may add extra folders, using the ‘folders’ setting in the preferences tab. For more information on this, see the folders section in this manual.

 

 

For the files within each of the folders listed above, the following information will be displayed, on the right half of the screen.

 

Name – This is the name of the file, e.g. header.jpg.

 

Size – This is the size of the file in bytes. To convert this to Kb divide the number by 1000.

 

Modified – This is the date and time when the file was last modified.

 

 

When and why are files added to this list?

 

Whenever you create a new link in Designer, and that link is directly to a file on your site, the file will be automatically added to this Resources list.

 

In the case of images this can make the selection process a good deal faster, with images presented as soon as you load the image library, ready for selection (rather than having to browse your hard drive for the same image over and over again).

 

Similarly, other files added to your resources list will also be listed off a handy right-click sub-menu, so that you can quickly link to those files from your Web pages.

 

 

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Another way of adding a file to the list is to manually add it via the Resource Manager. This process is described in one of the following sections.

 

The reason you might choose to manually add a file to this list is if, for example, you wanted to make available a specific file via your Web site, but you didn't want to link to it from any of your pages. If you add it to this list XSitePro will upload it to your web space even if it does not have a link to it.

 

Another reason why you might want to manually add files to this list is to make creating a Web site even quicker. If you know that there are ten graphic files you will need access to when building the site, you can add them all at one go via the Resource Manager, whereas you would have to add them one at a time, as you needed them, if you were to add them in Designer mode (see how to add multiple files below).

 

 

Web site Clean-Up – You can launch the handy Web site clean-up wizard from the Resource Manager screen by clicking the button_resource_manager_launch_cleanup button. This tool will help you ensure only those files that are currently being used on your site are taking up space with your web host. This tool has it’s own section in this manual: Web Site Clean-Up.

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