HomeFree FAQ and Intrdouction 2:
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Another major part of HomeFree is the ability to edit, delete, name and make new html and text files on your account. These functions are very important and very simple to use
View File Types
One of our newest and most helpful features is the ability to view certain file types in each directory. By viewing only one or two file types, you can greatly reduce the load time of your file manager and you will also find that browsing through your files becomes much more simply. You can select the file types to browse when logging into your account or once you have logged in.
Refreshing Your File List
Refreshing your file list goes along with Viewing File types. When you upload a file, rename a file or delete a file, the changes to your directory will be shown right away. However, there are many cases in which you use ftp (not all accounts have this option) or you edit your files on another computer or you manipulate the files without causing the directory to reload. By using the refresh feature, your file manager will be reloaded and will reflect the current files for that directory. Refreshing the directory also causes your file Viewing Preferences to take effect.
Editing a File
If you already have made or uploaded a hittite file and now wish to edit it, you can do so by logging into the file manager program. Select your directory as explained above and find the section titled "Files residing in the directory". Then select the file that you wish to edit, click the "Edit File" button. You will be taken to a page with a large text box with the contents of your file. Make any changes that you want to make here and then click the save button. If you are unsure what to change or what html is, see our html tutorial.
Deleting a File
If you have uploaded any type of file or created a file online you are able to delete it using this function. You can do so by logging into the file manager program. Select your directory as explained above and find the section titled "Files residing in the directory". The click the box next to all the files that you wish to delete and click the "Delete Files" button. You will then be taken to a page where you must confirm that you with to delete the files. If you wish to delete the files, simply click on "Delete these files", if you do not wish to delete them, click your browsers back button and they will not be deleted. Once a file has been deleted, it can not be brought back by the webmaster.
Renaming a File
If you wish to change the file name of any of your files, log into the file manager program. Select your directory as explained above and find the section titled "Files residing in the directory". Then click the box next to the file name you with to change and click the "Rename File" button. You will then be taken to a page that lists the file name along with a blank field for you to enter the new file name in. Enter the new file name and click "Rename these files" to rename the files, to cancel click your browser's back button.
Creating a New File
There are now three possible ways to create a new file: plain html, template or ez-web builder. Each of these features can be accessed by logging into your file manager program. Select the directory to place your file in and click the button titled "Create New File". From there, you can select the method of file creation that you want most. Each method of file creation is explained below
Creating a Plain HTML File
To create a plain html file where you can insert whatever code you would like, proceed to the Create File Page (as explained above). Once you reach that page, you will be sent to a page with a large text box for you to enter your text or HTML code in. Once you are done making your file, type the file name that you wish to save the file as and click "Save Changes" to make the file which can later be edited, renamed and deleted.
Creating a file with templates
To create a plain html file where you can insert whatever code you would like, proceed to the Create File Page (as explained above). Once you reach that page, you will be shown several options including the option to use the ez-editor and/or make a page from html code by hand. You will also see a list of Templates along with a brief description of each template. These templates allow you to fill in a few fields and create a simple and standard web page. The fields for templates will vary but they normally will contain a few normal options like Bg Color which sets the back background color. Page name, which sets the name for the page. Text/ Link color which set the text and link colors for the entire page. Other options will vary but should be mostly self-explanatory and simple to use. When you are done filling out a template form, you will have the option to either save the template or preview it. Saving it makes the page a part of your web directory (with the file name chosen by you). You can later edit a template created file if you would like. Below is an example of a simple and generic template:
Creating a file with EZ-Web
To create a ez-web html file where you can use our editor to create files, proceed to the Create File Page (as explained above). Once you reach that page, click the EZ-Web button and you will be taken to a page with many options.