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How to Import a Publish Profile from Azure

This tutorial walks you through how to import a publish profile in WebMatrix. Click here for importing a publish profile in Visual Web Developer.

  1. In the Azure portal, navigate to the dashboard of your web site. Under the quick glance section click the Download publish profile link and save the file.

    quick glance

  2. In WebMatrix, open the site you want to publish.

    In WebMatrix, select Open Site to open the site you want to publish.

  3. Click the Publish button.

    Click the Publish button.

  4. If this is the first time you have published, you will be prompted to enter remote settings. Click the Import publish settings link on the right-hand side of the dialog and browse to the location where you saved the file.

    Publish settings. Click Import publish settings on the right side of the dialog and browse to the file location.

  5. Click Yes to run the compatibility check. You can skip this check but it is not recommended.

     run compatibility check

  6. Review the compatibility results. If any of the items have a warning icon and say “Not Available”, you can click on the hyperlink to learn more.

    review compatibility results

  7. The publish preview shows you what files have changed and are being published. You also have the option to publish the database along with content. Click Continue to begin publishing.

    publish preview

  8. Publishing will switch to the notification bar and when it is done you will see a link to browse to the remote site.

    publishing notification bar