Clean up your FrontPageTempDir and *.web files

From Kathleen Anderson’s Blog:


Steve Easton, a FrontPage MVP, has created a new tool called FPCleaner that will delete the temporary files that may get left behind when you exit FrontPage. It will also delete the *.web files (the cached copies of your site that can occasionally get corrupted and cause problems).  I’ve been using it for a while now and gotten into the habit of running it just before I start FrontPage – in fact, it has a button to launch FP when you’re through cleaning up.“

Creating an RSS Feed on your FrontPage Web Site

Recently I saw a question asking how to create an RSS Feed on a FrontPage web site so I thought it might be useful to post the response I gave here.


Most of the blogs are using ASP.NET.  If that’s what you’re doing  there’s an article at http://aspnet.4guysfromrolla.com/articles/021804-1.aspx that gives you the code for how to do this on your site.

If you aren’t using ASP.NET check out this article:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/odc_fp2003_ta/html/odc_fpbldgxmlwebs.asp

or this article …..

http://blogs.msdn.com/lisawoll/archive/2004/11/19/266972.aspx

and these sites  ……..

http://www.webreference.com/xml/column13/
http://www.webreference.com/authoring/languages/xml/rss/
http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/12/18/dive-into-xml.html
http://www.mnot.net/rss/tutorial/

February Security Bulletins

With the increase of identify theft, viruses, syware and adware, it’s more importanrt than ever to keep you computer up-to-date with the lastes Microsoft Security Patches.  The security updates for February 2005 include several high-priority updates for Microsoft Windows that also affect Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Media Player technologies. If you have any of the software listed on this page installed on your computer, you should install the updates from Windows Update. 


Another way to stay up to date is to turn on the Windows Update feature on your computer.  To do this:


  1. Right-click on My Computer and choose Properties.
  2. Click on the Automatic Updates tab.
  3. Click the radio button that says Automatic and then click Ok.

Now you will be sure to always get the latest updates once they become available.

FrontPage Add-ins Worth Getting

Are you looking for components that can make your web sites more attractive, more engaging, and easier to navigate? If so you might want to take a look at J-Bots or some of the other FrontPage add-ins from WebsUnlimited They’re fast and easy to use, and require no programming skills. Simply fill in dialog boxes, click the Generate button, and JavaScript code will automatically create the function you desire.


J-Bots components make FrontPage web sites more customized by adding Javascript-enabled features—but you don’t have to write code or cut and paste. Simply fill in dialog boxes, click Generate, and the Javascript is created for you. With the components in this trial, add features like Drop Down Jump Menu and Mouseover Image, add interest with Global Clock or Text Color Fade, greet your visitors by name with Cookie components, and much more.  I’ve been using J-Bots and Meta Tag Maker (also from WebsUnlimited) for years now and they’ve always made it easier to get things done without the hassle of having to hand code scripts yourself.


In addition to J-Bots, Jimco also has a wide variety of useful add-ins for FrontPage that can help make your life easier or simply enhance or include features that the developers forgot.