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Dreamweaver CC and WordPress 3.8: Core Concepts

with Joseph Lowery

Video: Welcome

Explore how to integrate WordPress into a Dreamweaver site to make for efficient editing of your code.
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  1. 6m 57s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 16s
    3. Development environment requirements
      3m 8s
    4. A word about updates
      1m 24s
  2. 15m 48s
    1. Overview
      1m 44s
    2. Setting up the database and the initial site
      3m 23s
    3. Setting up WordPress
      6m 37s
    4. Establishing the Dreamweaver CC site
      4m 4s
  3. 18m 57s
    1. Accessing dynamically related files
      3m 58s
    2. Filtering files
      4m 42s
    3. Following links
      3m 22s
    4. Employing Live Code
      2m 13s
    5. Enabling site-specific code hinting
      4m 42s
  4. 24m 36s
    1. Adding blog posts
      5m 40s
    2. Editing blog posts
      4m 43s
    3. Adding new pages
      3m 13s
    4. Including images
      8m 3s
    5. Integrating other media
      2m 57s
  5. 17m 6s
    1. Understanding WordPress structure
      3m 49s
    2. Activating a theme
      6m 52s
    3. Setting up a child theme
      6m 25s
  6. 1h 34m
    1. Updating page structure and the background
      10m 42s
    2. Setting up the header
      5m 57s
    3. Working with web fonts
      8m 5s
    4. Adding header images
      7m 9s
    5. Linking your navigation
      7m 42s
    6. Setting up content columns
      9m 27s
    7. Changing the main content
      6m 34s
    8. Managing the content code
      6m 9s
    9. Customizing the sidebar
      8m 33s
    10. Styling search
      7m 55s
    11. Working with search text
      5m 52s
    12. Integrating the footer
      10m 8s
  7. 31m 46s
    1. Setting up media queries
      7m 12s
    2. Customizing for tablets
      14m 17s
    3. Building smartphone layouts
      10m 17s
  8. 26m 40s
    1. Working with categories and posts
      6m 49s
    2. Developing category-driven pages
      11m 36s
    3. Changing headers by category
      8m 15s
  9. 25m 19s
    1. Adding jQuery UI accordion panels
      15m 0s
    2. Styling jQuery UI accordion panels
      10m 19s
  10. 15m 11s
    1. Understanding WordPress plugins
      10m 35s
    2. Styling plugin output
      4m 36s
  11. 32m 53s
    1. Customizing the Dashboard
      10m 40s
    2. Working with WordPress functions
      10m 12s
    3. Including administration interactivity
      12m 1s
  12. 12m 2s
    1. Modifying general settings
      3m 21s
    2. Setting up users
      3m 13s
    3. Restricting access to specific WordPress pages
      5m 28s
  13. 26m 19s
    1. Exporting and importing WordPress files
      7m 10s
    2. Backing up and restoring the database
      8m 41s
    3. Transferring files
      4m 35s
    4. Testing and fine-tuning
      5m 53s
  14. 21s
    1. Next steps

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Dreamweaver CC and WordPress 3.8: Core Concepts
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WordPress offers powerful content management for your website while Dreamweaver CC enables easy design and coding–a potent combination. In this course, you'll explore how to integrate WordPress into a Dreamweaver site, allowing you to edit and expand your code with Dreamweaver's native tools. Author Joseph Lowery shows how to take WordPress themes to the next level, using CSS customization and jQuery widgets. He also covers how to make your pages responsive to tablet and phone layouts, and develop category-driven layouts. Finally, you'll investigate how to extend WordPress with plugins, style them with Dreamweaver, and get your finished website online using Dreamweaver's publishing and testing tools.

Topics include:
  • Setting up WordPress locally
  • Establishing your Dreamweaver CC site
  • Adding and editing posts and pages
  • Customizing WordPress themes
  • Building responsive layouts
  • Extending WordPress editable pages
  • Using and styling WordPress plugins
  • Integrating jQuery functionality
  • Publishing your WordPress site with Dreamweaver
  • Personalizing and enhancing WordPress
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Hi, I'm Joe Lowery. Welcome to Dreamweaver and WordPress Core Concepts. Dreamweaver includes numerous powerful features that allow you to modify the full range of code of a WordPress site. In this course, I'll demonstrate how to set up WordPress locally, and integrate it into a Dreamweaver site for more efficient development. I'll show you how to capitalize on the CMS related features in Dreamweaver, as well as the basics of working in WordPress.

Then, we'll dive deeper, into the Dreamweaver, WordPress workflow, and create responsive pages for tablets and phone layouts. You'll also see how to work with WordPress categories to display specific page layouts, and how to incorporate JQuery tools in Dreamweaver directly into your WordPress site. I'll show you how to publish your Dreamweaver work online to make sure you've got the final results up and running. I hope you're as jazzed as I am to start exploring this wonderful synergy between WordPress and Dreamweaver.

Let's get going.

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Author update on April 4, 2014:
WordPress 3.8.2 is now available from The update focuses on security issues and should not impact this course in any way. A much bigger release, 3.9, is currently a release candidate and will likely go live later in April. I'm currently evaluating what impact v3.9 will have on this course.





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