FTP Navigator

A Dreamweaver Extension
Works with Dreamweaver MX, MX 2004,
DW 8, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, ...
Requires PHP on your hosting
and Flash Player 9 in the client's computer

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Product: FTP Navigator

We often need to handle files that are published on a FTP server and we also often want our clients to be able to handle these files. With this goal in mind, we created FTP Navigator , a FTP browser based on PHP script and Flash. The use of Flash in the client allows for the FTP Navigator to be compatible with most web browsers (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc).

FTP Navigator is distributed as an extension for Adobe Dreamweaver MX or later versions.

The requirements for FTP Navigator are as follows:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver MX version or later (Dreamweaver MX, MX 2004, DW 8, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC,...).
  • PHP script must be supported on the web server where your site is hosted.
  • PHP script must be enabled the FTP options.
  • Flash Player 9.

Tip: If you want to be sure that your web server supports the FTPNavigator software, then you can download and test our free FTPNavigator compatibility check. This is a script that checks if your web server support the FTP functionalities and can access to the FTP Server through PHP Script.

Help & FAQ & Videos

Basic Installation

To install FTP Navigator, simply execute the file FTP_Navigator.mxp , or use the "Adobe Extension Manager".

Once the extension has been installed, it can be accessed through the menu option " Commands > FTP Navigator ".

Development Notes

To use the FTP Navigator extension, you first need to have your website configured in the Dreamweaver, and the page where you are planning to insert FTP Navigator must be first saved.

Execute the menu option FTP Navigator. (See Installation.) Once you execute that option, a setup window will show up and you will be able to configure this particular FTP Navigator.

The fields of the setup window are as follows (see Fig. 1) :

Fig1

If you already have inserted a FTP Navigator into the same website, a checkbox will be available to use the existing FTP Navigator 's copy. If you prefer to overwrite that copy, uncheck that option.

Note: if you insert a new Navigator into your website, the previous Navigator will be overwritten, losing the setup data entered previously.

FTP Server you must enter the address of the FTP Server that will be handled with the FTP Navigator .

Structure

Once you have inserted a FTP Navigator , a new folder will be created at the root of your website, named TE_FTPNavigator . The new folder contains all the code necessary for the correct functioning of the software, as well as a folder named tmp (this folder must have a writing permission).

Note: The folder tmp is used for temporary storage of files that will be sent to the FTP server, as well as for a temporary folder for copying of files and folders within the same FTP Server.

FTP Navigator's Client Description

The FTP Navigator client is shown in Fig. 2

Fig2

The Client has 4 sections.

The central area is divided in two halves:

  • The navigation tree can be found on the left side. Through this tree, you can access the entire structure of the FTP server folders. When a folder is selected on this tree, the folders contained in it are shown beneath, and if the folder in question has files, the files are shown on the right side.
  • Files contained in a selected folder are always shown on the right side. The following data are shown for these files: File name, file size in Kb, Last Modified date, and the permissions set for this file.

In the upper part of the client, you have access to the operations that can be performed with the FTP server's folders. These operations are:

  • Root : Regardless of the folder structure's level where we are within the FTP server, when we choose this option, we go directly to the FTP folder's root folder.
  • Create Folder : Shows a window to enter a name for the folder to be created. The new folder will be created at the folder structure's level where we are be located at the moment of executing the action. Fig 3.

Fig3

  • Rename : Allows to rename the folder selected in the navigation tree. If no folder is selected, an error message will be shown. To enter a new name for the selected folder, a window with the neccesary fields will be shown . Fig 4.

Fig4

  • Permissions : Allows to change permissions on the folder selected in the navigation tree. In case no folder is selected, an error message will be shown. Fig. 5

Fig5

  • Delete : Allows to delete the folder selected in the navigation tree, as well as all the folders and files therein. Is no folder is selected, an error message will be shown.

If you wish to copy a file from one folder to another within the same FTP server, you just need to drag the desired file from the file list on the right side of the client, to the desired folder on the folder naigation tree, on the left side.

If you wish to copy a folder from one place to another within the same FTP server, just drag it into desired position within the folder navigation tree.

In the lower area of the FTP client, you can find operations that can be performed on files shown in the folders. These actions are:

  • Delete : allows to delete the file selected in the file list. If no file is selected, an error message will be shown.
  • Rename File : allows to rename the selected file in the file list. If no file is selected, an error message will be shown. To enter a new name of the selected file, a window will be shown with all the necessary fields. Fig.4
  • Permissions : Alows to change permissions on a file that is selected in the file list. In case no file is selected, an error message will be shown. Fig. 5
  • Upload : Allows to copy a file to a FTP server. The maximum file size is limited by the PHP script configuration on the server where the FTP Navigator is hosted.
  • Download : action that allows to download a file from a FTP Server onto the client's computer.

Note: The maximum allowed size that a file can have in order to be copied to a FTP Server is limited by the PHP script setup of the server where your FTP Navigator is hosted.

When you access a FTP Navigator, a screen is shown for the introduction the data necessary for FTP server authentication. Fig 6

Fig6

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