Backup the customized html file as a ".bak" file

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Backup the customized html file as a ".bak" file

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Since the version 4.7.6, you can backup the customized html file as a ".bak" file, then it will be restored after an upgrade (in other word, the customized file won't be overwritten). For example, if you want to customize the file "webclient/login.html", you can modify the html content by yourself, and then just backup the file as "webclient/login.html.bak".

And here are the html files which support auto-restore:

/webclient/login.html
/webclient/main.html
/webclient/login_m.html
/webclient/main_m.html
/webclient/downloadpass.html
/webclient/weblink_update.html
/webclient/plugins/sendfiles/generate_weblinks.html
dbono
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Re: Backup the customized html file as a ".bak" file

Post by dbono »

after customizing the html code like I have always done, I now get this message displayed to all users who try to access our site "You can modify the html file, but please keep the link 'wftpserver.com' at least."

why?
FTP
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Re: Backup the customized html file as a ".bak" file

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It means please keep some string like "Powered by www.wftpserver.com" in the login page.
KennyP
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Re: Backup the customized html file as a ".bak" file

Post by KennyP »

@FTP

Hi:

I added .bak to copies of every file you listed just as you instructed (as such, login.html.bak). Then I upgraded to a higher version, but none of the css customizations carried over. The only thing that remained were user names and the rest of the configuration. Did I misunderstand your directions?

Kenny
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Re: Backup the customized html file as a ".bak" file

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WingFTP only restores the html file, when installing the new version, the backup file "login.html.bak" will be restored into "login.html".
KennyP
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Re: Backup the customized html file as a ".bak" file

Post by KennyP »

In my case, none of the .bak files are used for that purpose. It's as if they're not even there.
I need to understand how to do this correctly:
For example, when login.html.bak is is the folder, does login.html need to be there also, or should the files be there only with the .bak extension?
FTP
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Re: Backup the customized html file as a ".bak" file

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Maybe you misunderstood the procedure:

1. You customized the file "webclient/login.html".
2. Just copy the modified file "login.html" into "login.html.bak".
3. When you install a newer version, "login.html.bak" will restore into "login.html" automatically, so "login.html" is still the customized version.
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