HOW TO: How to Divide a Large Root Web into Smaller Subwebs

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Dividing a site into multiple subwebs makes it easier to perform administrative and authoring tasks, such as changing themes, publishing changes, and even finding specific files. In addition, if you have a large Web site, you can use subwebs to keep track of each author's work by assigning each author their own subweb. This article describes how to divide a large root Web into several smaller subwebs.

In FrontPage 2000, you can easily create subwebs by right-clicking a folder in your web and clicking Convert to Web.

Dividing a Large Root Web into Several Smaller Subwebs

  1. Open the web that you want to divide into smaller subwebs.
  2. Organize your content into folders within your web.
  3. Right-click a folder that you want to make into a subweb, and then click Convert to Web.
  4. You receive a message similar to the following:
    Changing this folder will cause pages in it to change:

    - Pages that include files may not be updated when included files change.

    - Hyperlinks on Navigation bars may be removed.

    Are you sure you want to do this?
  5. Click Yes.
NOTES: If you want to use hyperlinks to move from the root Web to a subweb or between subwebs, you must use an absolute hyperlink like the following:
Also, if you use shared borders and navigation bars, you may experience some problems.


For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 194676.
For a Microsoft FrontPage 97 version of this article, see 190617.


Article ID: 205234 - Last Review: October 25, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition
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