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Chief Information Officer

Jerry Sheehan

Updating Site Connection: Dreamweaver CS3 & CS4

Follow the instructions below to update your site configuration settings on Dreamweaver CS3 & CS4 to connect to

Figure 1: Selecting the Site Manager. (click to enlarge)

  1. Open Dreamweaver

  2. Click the "Site" tab and select the "Manage Sites" link (fig 1.).
  3. The Manage Sites window opens.

Figure 2: Selecting site to edit.

The Site Definition window opens.
  1. Select the site you wish to edit and click the "Edit" button (fig 2).

Figure 3: Edit local settings. (click to enlarge)

  1. Make sure "Local Info" is selected from the Category list on the left (fig 3).

  2. Check the "HTTP address" field and make sure the full URL for your site is entered (e.g.

Figure 4: Edit remote settings. (click to enlarge)

  1. Select "Remote Info" from the Category list on the left (fig 4.)
  2. The Remote Info section is displayed.
  3. Update your Remote settings to be as follows:
    • Access:FTP
    • FTP
    • Host Directory:public_html
    • Login: Leave as is The Login which is your web account name does not need updated as your web account name has not changed.
    • Password:your new password
    • Check box: Use Secure FTP (SFTP).

Figure 5: Successful connection confirmation pop-up.

  1. Click the "Test" button, to check your new connection settings.
    A pop-up window will open to confirm that DW hassuccessfully connected to the server.(fig 5).

  2. Click the "OK" button to close pop-up and again in the main window (fig 4) to save connections settings.

Figure 6: Exit Manage Sites.

  1. Click the "Done" button to exit "Manage Sites" (fig 6).

If you receive any errors first check that your settings, username, and password have all been entered correctly. For additional assistance please contact the IT Center Help Desk at

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