WebDAV Help – Dreamweaver

This document is for Dreamweaver Web Space Users on www.nicholls.edu. You should have received your account information including your account name and password from the Website Manager.

This is a brief help document for Dreamweaver users already familiar with the “Define Sites” settings available under the “Site” menu item.

Step 1

Create or use an existing “Site Definition”. You can access most of these site commands from the “Site” menu.

Step 2

WebDAV Help Dreamweaver Step 1-A

Under “Remote Info” select “WebDAV” from the “Access” drop down list.

WebDAV Help Dreamweaver Step 1-B

Once you have selected “WebDAV” your screen should look similar to the example above. Press the “Settings..” button to edit the WebDAV properties for this site.

Step 3

WebDAV Help Dreamweaver Step 2

You should now be able to edit your WebDAV settings.

Type in the URL as:
https://www.nicholls.edu/ed-<ACCOUNT NAME>/

Be sure to include “https://” and the “ed-“ in front of your account name. You should use the account name or user name provided by the website manager. You should also provide the user name and password. The e-mail address field is optional. Then click the “Ok” button (You may also need to click the “OK” button for your site definition to record the changes)

Additional Notes

WebDAV Help Dreamweaver Step 3

You should now be able to connect to your web space in Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver uses local and remote locations to manage web pages. You should read your Dreamweaver documentation for further info about web site management. Below are the basic icons used to manage web pages in Dreamweaver’s “Site Files” view. These icons are located at the top of the “Site Files” window.

WebDAV Help Dreamweaver Step 3-B

Web Space Information

You may now add, delete, or edit files directly. I suggest that you keep a local copy of your files in case of emergency. Some users copy the files to their machine, make desired changes, and then update their web space by copying the local files to the web server. This can also help prevent accidental deletions and changes.

Please remember that www.nicholls.edu is a public server. You should refrain from using it to store large file transfers, personal documents, and sensitive information.

If you need further assistance please contact the Nicholls Website Manager.