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Topic: uploading to self hosted blog

Hi Soundslides, I'm trying to test SS to see if its right for my blog but I don't understand where to put the "publish to web" folder. I use a wordpress theme built by Graph paper press. Since this is a third party application the theme developers haven't responded to my questions regarding how to use SS on my site.  I do see the part about generating the code. Thanks for your help. James Wasserman .  jameswasserman.com

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Re: uploading to self hosted blog

The "publish_to_web" folder will need to go outside the structure of your Wordpress site, so that it has its own unique, static URL. Then, once you have it functioning on its own, you can use that URL to create an embedding code to add it to your Wordpress site. Here is a tutorial on doing this:

http://support.soundslides.com/index.ph … &id=71

Jonathan

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Re: uploading to self hosted blog

Thanks Jonathan, I have a few more questions regarding where to put the "publish to web" folder.  As  I understand it I  can put the "publish to web" folder any where in my "public_html" folder.  Whats the correct way to add SS projects.  I assume that every slide show needs its own unique folder name.  I'm not sure how to proceed regarding naming the folders. Also can the folders go into a master folder called ie. Jims Soundslide projects?  Thanks James

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Re: uploading to self hosted blog

Hi Jonathan, I wanted to try getting a test slideshow up and running and had a couple more questions.  I did up load the "publish to web" folder but I'm not sure what to put in the "slide show url" window in the SS utility. ( I tried clicking on the "see our documentation" on that page but the link didn't work).  Which file should I make as the target? My url is jameswasserman.com/blog.  Should it look like www.jameswasserman.com/blog/fullscreen/?
Thanks for your help. James

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Re: uploading to self hosted blog

You are correct that each slide show needs its own "publish_to_web" folder. You can rename the "publish_to_web" folders with whatever Web-safe characters you like, i.e. "slideshow1", "grand_canyon", "interviews_2011", etc. You can put all of these folders into a master folder if you would like, but you will need to adjust the URL for this. For example, if you previously had

http://www.jameswasserman.com/grand_canyon

... and you moved the slide show into a folder named "slideshows," you would then have

http://www.jameswasserman.com/slideshows/grand_canyon

The URL to put in the embedding utility would be the one for the "publish_to_web" folder (or whatever you have renamed it). Following the example above, you would enter

http://www.jameswasserman.com/slideshows/grand_canyon

into the tool. The important thing is to first make sure this URL works to bring up your slide show in your Web browser. If the URL does not lead to the slide show, the embedding tool will not be able to find it either.

Jonathan