Can I use FrontPage Express?

Microsoft FrontPage Express was a stripped-down version of FrontPage 97 that Microsoft distributed with some copies of Internet Explorer 4.0 and Windows 98.

FrontPage Express is not the same as the complete FrontPage program. Our instructions explaining how to use the full FrontPage program do not apply to FrontPage Express, and vice versa. If you have the full FrontPage program (FrontPage 98, FrontPage 2000, FrontPage 2002, or FrontPage 2003), see our normal FrontPage instructions instead of this page.

Our support for FrontPage Express

Because FrontPage Express has not been available for many years and is no longer supported by Microsoft, we do not officially support it or recommend using it. However, if you still have a copy, the instructions below describe a method you should be able to use to create and publish Web pages.

Saving your FrontPage Express files

In order to publish your FrontPage Express pages using an FTP program, you have to save them a certain way when you first create them.

To save a new page created in FrontPage Express:

  1. From the File Menu, choose Save As.
  2. Press the As File... button (do not use the "Page Location" option).
  3. Choose a folder on your disk that will only contain your Web site files.
  4. Type the name you want to use for the file. For example, you would type index for the name of your main page. The file type should be HTML.

This will save the pages as files in a folder on your hard disk. The files will have names like "index.htm".

Publishing the files

After you have saved the files, you can use a standard FTP program to publish them to our servers. Our FTP instructions list the settings to use.

Although we don't provide an FTP program, there are many different ones available. If you're looking for a free FTP program, we recommend one called Cyberduck.