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Selecting the Path and Functions


Publication name

Enter the name of your publication sets that appears as the name of the model in the Web Portal. All settings that are defined in the next steps will be stored in this set and can be reused. You can open and edit properties from the set, by clicking on properties from the set. Already created WebPublisher sets can be managed in p4b Modeller under permissions for sets. If a user does not have “create” or modification permissions for a set, s/he can create or modify publications, but cannot save this publication set in the database. You can save the set before completing the wizard, by clicking save.

Website path

Enter the path (incl. web site or folder names) to save content published as a web site (HTML and SVG files). Click search if you want to define a path different from the proposed one. You can specify at this point any file folder as a website path, provided you select HTML as the Site Script Type in the next dialog box. Your published model can then be opened without an installed web server via a browser (via the file “index.htm”) and can be burnt on a CD-ROM or DVD.

Website address to be opened

Here you can define which web address should be opened after running the Wizard WebPublisher. If the site was created on the IIS, you can change the address by using the Edit button, so that the correct website opens always automatically after running the wizard WebPublisher.

Renewed Creation of Site Files

Enable this option if you want to define the global settings (language, color theme, script type) for the website. Please note that these are shared files used by all models of a site, which must therefore usually be created only once. This option must be selected to create a new website. In renewed republishing of existing publications, these details are unnecessary.

Site Language

You can select one of the available languages (German, English or French) for the portal. All menus and commands will be displayed in this language. You choose the model content language in the next dialog.

Site Script Type

Here you can select the script language to be used: ideally ASP or ASP.NET for IIS or PHP for the Apache webserver. For PHP, the necessary adjustments should have been performed (see chapter PHP configuration of the Web Publisher). 
You can publish your content as pure HTML files without publishing server-site integration of a script language, if you choose the option HTML under Site Script Type. In this case, you do not need an installed IIS configuration on the target computer for your publication.

Please note:

The search function in the portal cannot be used with pure HTML publications. In addition, the option “Generate a load-delay optimized tree” cannot be activated in one of the following dialog boxes of the WebPublisher.

Site Settings

Site Color Scheme

Here you can select one of the available color themes in the portal (you can define your own color themes as well as adapt existing color themes; see creating a color theme and adjusting the color theme).


Tooltips Fade Time

Here you can change the fade time of the tooltips of object descriptions.

You can customise Web-links for the following buttons in the web portal: Home, Contact, Help, as well as the e-mail address for the feedback button. You can also remove the buttons that you do not need, by unchecking the respective box.

Setup IIS web site at target location

If you choose this option, (depending on the choice of name in the field below) a site is either created locally (= on the localhost on your PC) in IIS, or an already existing site with the same name is restored. For the publication of the portal for a web server on the LAN, the box should not be ticked (see section IIS: Setting up a local website).

Site name

Enter the desired name for the website, with which you can then open the portal, for example locally at: http://localhost/[Name of the page], on your computer.


If no IIS has been installed on your computer, this button is displayed and you should first configure IIS and only then enable the option Setup IIS website at target location. The “Configure” button is also displayed, when the IIS has already been installed but some IIS components are still missing. If you click on it, a message appears informing you which components are now being installed automatically. When the installation is complete, you can open the log file, by clicking Show the installation log of the IIS. If you select ASP.NET as Site Script Type, this technology should be configured correctly and allowed in IIS. Otherwise, the configure button appears. Click configure and all settings are performed automatically.