Expression Web 4.0 Tutorials from Install to Publish and More
Publish Current File
There is now an option to ‘Publish Current File.’ You must have a page open for this option to be
available. To publish the current file, do one of the following:
From the ‘Site’ menu, click ‘Publish Current File.’
From the keyboard Cltrl + Shift + U
From the ‘Standard’ toolbar, click the ‘Publish Current File’ icon
Migrate Existing File Definitions to Expression Web 4
Each time I install a new version of Expression Web, I always
have to re-enter all of the publishing information for each site.
Wouldn’t it be nice if I could just copy them for one version to
another? Now you can migrate existing file definitions from
version 3 to version 4. You will need to copy the SiteData
directory (or just certain folders from that directory)
to the equivalent Web 4 location which for me is
I copied the folder for one of my Expression Web 3 sites that I
had not yet set up in Expression Web 4 and it works perfectly.
Quite a time saver!
Publishing Your Website
Now that you have finished designing your site you will need to publish it for the world to see.
The screenshots for this tutorial were done with a system running Windows Vista Ultimate and
Expression Web 4.0. Yours may look slightly different. Expression Web supports several
different publishing scenarios.
Step 1: Open the website on your computer in Expression Web. Make sure you have saved all
of your pages. You will receive a warning if you have not once you start the publishing process.