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offtheroad 05-05-2012 10:53 PM

view wordpress in Dreamweaver
 
How can I view a wordpress theme in Dreamweaver without loading extra apps to my mac. I don't see an index.html just a php.html.

Corrosive 05-06-2012 10:17 AM

You can't as far as I know. You'll need to install MAMP (a local server for Macs) because Wordpress needs to run on a server. Then you can use 'Live View' to view your theme.

offtheroad 05-06-2012 01:32 PM

take out php
 
can I strip out the php and make it a regular html file?

Corrosive 05-06-2012 02:14 PM

You'd only have to reconstruct it again to work with Wordpress afterwards and it wwould be a hell of a job. It takes 10 mins to install MAMP. Not sure why you din't want Wordpress in its 'natural' environment??

johnMoss 05-07-2012 07:05 PM

And what are you trying to edit? The CSS exists in the editor portion of your online profile menu. You can go in there & make adjustments just as easily...

offtheroad 05-07-2012 11:36 PM

yes the CSS
 
I'm just now trying to learn the CSS3 in Dreamweaver but I do like the style of some of the wordpress ThemeForest template. I had loaded wordpress on my Mac and had my server Go Daddy load the database but I just, at my age 64, couldn't get a handle on it as I can in Dreamweaver with a Lynda.com tutorials. Oh I forgot I uninstalled the app for wordpress on my mac.
I'm on a mac with Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and The Adobe CS5 suite.
Thanks for the reply.

johnMoss 05-07-2012 11:49 PM

You're welcome. You are on the right track in getting into dreamweaver to play with html & css. You need to work with html pages in order to get a grip on manipulating content format with css.

When we say server side, we mean your wordpress pages are not html documents per se, rather they are what's called server side php scripts that dynamically generate the page you see each time you load it. The server, in this case Godaddy, has a engine that does that for you. To do it locally, as in on your own computer, you have to have a server application installed. You have some learning to do, but after a couple weeks you should be comfortable enough to begin toying with your wordpress css as it exists on your site. If you do, just remember to write down the original setting before you change something first. :)

offtheroad 05-08-2012 12:37 AM

Thanks
 
I'll go ahead and stick with Dreamweaver and learn CSS3.

johnMoss 05-08-2012 12:56 AM

Good start... Have fun with it :)

jacksmith 05-11-2012 08:43 AM

Learn wordpress
 
One of the most dramatic improvements to Dreamweaver CS5 is the ability edit WordPress themes, but before you can get WordPress (or Joomla! or Drupal) to work, you’ll need to set up your computer as a Web server. It’s a lot of technical steps, but once you get all this set up, you’ll be able to use all of the great design tools in Dreamweaver.


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