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Web Publishing Set Up

Prior to first saving your family tree in web format for the first time, open the 'File⇒Web page setup ...' menu item. Enter the following information in the window (see below).

  • Under 'Web Site Location' enter the name of the web site that you registered when you subscribed to use the Genealogy Pro Network Services. Note: this is the name that you type into the browser to access your web page at myname.genealogypro.net.

  • Under 'Home Page Title' enter a short line of text that you want your home page title to be. Genealogy Pro will use this in generating the title of the windows in your web file, and also in the links to your home page throughout your web site.





  • Click on the 'Page Body' icon to view and set text that Genealogy Pro will insert at the top of you home page. You can format this text using custom fonts and alignments, and Genealogy Pro will convert it to html format for insertion into you home page.





  • Click on the 'Charts' icon to view a list of all currently saved charts in your Genealogy Pro database. Click on a chart and drag it into the window to set the default first chart for your web page (see depiction below). Your home page will refer to this default chart as a recommended place to start viewing your web page, for the chart view. By default, the first page that appears when a user types your web site name (ie yourname.genealogypro.net ) into their web browserCheck is your home page. Check the 'Make this chart the first page of the web site' button, to make this chart the first page when a user types your web site name into their web browser.


  • Drag the name of the chart onto the window to make it the default chart to recommend to users



  • Drag the name of a person or family from either the Individuals' Browser or the onto the window, to set the default person or family for your web site. This person or family is identified on your home page as one of your eldest ancestors and a recommended way to start viewing your genealogy. Check the 'Make this family view the first page of the web site' button, to make this person or family the first page when a user types your web site name into their web browser.


  • Drag the name of a family from the Family Browser to make it the default family to recommend to users as the place to start browsing your web site


  • Click the 'Web Preferences ..' button to customise the way Genealogy Pro will save your web pages.