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#1 theatre

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 03:22 AM

Hi

 

I have just set up a personal website which I want to use for my family history, so I would like to upload my family tree created in rootsmagic, please can you guide me on how to do this.  Do I have to convert the gedcom file and if so to what.  My website provider is saying that the following file types are acceptable: tar, gz zip, pdf, excel doc etc.  Hope you can help. Thanks



#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 12:23 PM

With RootsMagic 6 you can generate all the webpages using Internet>Publish Online or Internet>Create HTML files.  It just depends on what type of website you wish to create.

 

The Publish Online website can be hosted on our servers at My.RootsMagic.com . There is a size limitation right now of 50MB. If you want to host them on your own website then you save the files to your computer. Using a FTP program you upload all the files to your website. Your website provider should help you with those details. 


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 06:48 PM

I have my own website that runs under WordPress.  I am not a techie.  I do not know HTML, CSS, or PHP but have a highly regarded website.  I know and teach SEO and get lots of google hits considering my subject matter.  I wish to build a growing Roots Magic database on my website.  I want to do lots of web tags many to URL's on my own website.  Is this feature currently supported either directly or through a work around?  Will I need to post via HTML or can I use the visual editor?  Are there any help files for us newbies?  I know nothing about doing this.  Can you recommend a place to start?



#4 TomH

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:52 PM

I doubt you can create a family tree component on a WordPress website. You can create a family tree website on a different host and link to it from your WP site. You can link to many different places in your family tree website wherever it is hosted.

You have many choices:
Use the MyRootsMagic.com website supported by the program and hosted by RootsMagic, Inc. It's free but quite limited in capacity and capability.

Use RootsMagic to generate website files which you upload to a host. No free host, limited capabilities, future uncertain because RM,Inc currently deprecates the features.

Export a GEDCOM from RM and transfer that file to some other system. There are many avenues, ranging from
-free or paid hosts to which you upload the GEDCOM file
to
-other software that generates from the GEDCOM file website files that you upload to a host.

Tom user of RM7630 FTM2017 Ancestry.ca FamilySearch.org FindMyPast.com
SQLite_Tools_For_Roots_Magic_in_PR_Celti wiki, exploiting the database in special ways >>> RMtrix-tiny.png app, a bundle of RootsMagic utilities.


#5 Jerry Bryan

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:16 PM

The Publish Online website can be hosted on our servers at My.RootsMagic.com . There is a size limitation right now of 50MB. If you want to host them on your own website then you save the files to your computer. Using a FTP program you upload all the files to your website. Your website provider should help you with those details. 

 

I'm confused. It was my understanding that the Publish Online feature created web pages that could only be hosted at MyRootsMagic.com and that if you tried to host them somewhere else that it would not work because there is some required server side code that is only available at MyRootsMatic.com. It is probably my understanding that's wrong, but could you clarify?

 

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#6 Renee Zamora

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 09:16 AM

The RootsMagic 7 version of Publish Online can only be hosted on our MyRootsMagic websites.  In RootsMagic 6 you had the option to do both. I use RootsMagic 7 but use the RM6 Style website to create the pages I need for my RootsWeb Freepages website.  It doesn't require anything special to run them, though I'm not familiar with WordPress requirements.


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Posted 06 September 2020 - 01:03 PM

Renee:  what is the purpose of a rootsmagic website? Do people find it via google searches or need an email invite with a link? how does this help the poster?



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Posted 08 September 2020 - 05:39 PM

The RM6 websites were not indexed by Googled. I'm not sure how Google handled the older HTML style websites. The RM7 websites CAN be indexed by Google, but you don't always know if Google WILL index them. Google follows links from one site to another. So unless you post a link to your RM site from another site, Google isn't going to magically find it.

 

You can tell Google to index your site manually - https://www.google.c...ubmit-url?pli=1

 

If you have certain people you want to visit your website you can always share the URL with them through and email or social media. 


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#9 Jerry Bryan

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 06:35 AM

I'm not sure how Google handled the older HTML style websites. 

 

The older HTML style Web sites are just that - static HTML. That basically means that Google can find them and index them just fine, which is to say Google finds them in the exact same ways it finds all the other Web sites on the Web. The two ways it finds them are 1) automatically with Web crawlers, or 2) you can submit your site to Google. In the case of Web crawlers, that means that some other Web site that Google already knows about has to have a link to your site. I don't know which of the two ways is the more common. I never submitted my personal Web site to Google, but I did share it with quite a few people. Somewhere along the way Google found it and has known about it ever since.

 

My Web site contains much more than genealogy. Indeed, my initial impetus for making my Web site was simply to store a vast number of "bookmarks" - sites that I visited regularly. I found that the bookmark support in browsers at the time was inadequate and that I was always losing my bookmarks anytime I went to a new machine or a new browser. Browsers are much smarter than that now, but I still think there is a fairly small limit on how many bookmarks a browser can manage in a truly practical manner.

 

RM's older HTML Web sites have been deprecated and my sense is that most RM users don't like them very much - too old fashioned and clunky. I don't expect to see them in RM8. But despite that, I think RM's older HTML Web sites have certain advantages over all of RM's new forms of Web sites. Namely, they are readily Web crawlable, there is no limit on their size, they can be hosted anywhere that can host Web sites, and there are no limitations or problems accessing them on your local disk in addition to accessing them on the Web. So if as expected they are not included in RM8, I shall be very curious to see what other alternatives for Web sites are supported by RM8.

 

Jerry