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Dreamweaver CS6 and WordPress 3.8: Core Concepts

with Joseph Lowery

Video: Welcome

Elevate your WordPress site with Dreamweaver's sophisticated coding tools. Learn how to customize the CSS, add Spry widgets, and make responsive, category-driven layouts.
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  1. 6m 43s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 15s
    3. Development environment requirements
      3m 8s
    4. A word about updates
      1m 17s
  2. 16m 34s
    1. Overview
      1m 44s
    2. Creating the database and the initial site
      3m 47s
    3. Setting up WordPress 3.8
      6m 37s
    4. Establishing the Dreamweaver site
      4m 26s
  3. 21m 15s
    1. Accessing dynamically related files
      4m 20s
    2. Filtering files
      5m 12s
    3. Following links
      4m 13s
    4. Employing Live Code
      2m 53s
    5. Enabling site-specific code hinting
      4m 37s
  4. 24m 34s
    1. Adding blog posts
      5m 40s
    2. Editing blog posts
      4m 43s
    3. Adding new pages
      3m 13s
    4. Including images
      8m 1s
    5. Integrating other media
      2m 57s
  5. 16m 42s
    1. Understanding WordPress structure
      3m 49s
    2. Activating a theme
      6m 52s
    3. Setting up a child theme
      6m 1s
  6. 1h 32m
    1. Updating page structure and the background
      11m 22s
    2. Setting up the header
      6m 20s
    3. Working with web fonts
      4m 33s
    4. Adding header images
      6m 34s
    5. Linking your navigation
      7m 51s
    6. Setting up content columns
      8m 21s
    7. Changing the main content
      6m 55s
    8. Managing the content code
      6m 12s
    9. Customizing the sidebar
      9m 9s
    10. Styling search
      8m 40s
    11. Working with text search
      7m 1s
    12. Integrating the footer
      9m 36s
  7. 28m 35s
    1. Setting up media queries
      7m 8s
    2. Customizing for tablets
      12m 11s
    3. Building smartphone layouts
      9m 16s
  8. 23m 46s
    1. Working with categories and posts
      6m 9s
    2. Developing category-driven pages
      10m 24s
    3. Changing headers by category
      7m 13s
  9. 34m 10s
    1. Adding Spry accordion panels
      21m 23s
    2. Working with Spry form validation
      12m 47s
  10. 12m 26s
    1. Understanding WordPress plugins
      8m 12s
    2. Styling plugin output
      4m 14s
  11. 24m 45s
    1. Customizing the Dashboard (PP)
      7m 10s
    2. Working with WordPress functions
      7m 39s
    3. Including administration functionality
      9m 56s
  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 22s
    1. Exporting and importing WordPress files
      7m 9s
    2. Backing up and restoring the database
      8m 41s
    3. Transferring files
      4m 39s
    4. Testing and fine-tuning
      5m 53s
  14. 20s
    1. Next steps

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Dreamweaver CS6 and WordPress 3.8: Core Concepts
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WordPress 3.8 offers powerful content management for your website; Dreamweaver CS6 enables easy design and coding. Together, they are 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 Spry 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 CS6 site
  • Adding and editing posts and pages
  • Customizing WordPress themes
  • Building responsive layouts
  • Extending WordPress editable pages
  • Using and styling WordPress plugins
  • Integrating Spry functionality
  • Publishing your WordPress site with Dreamweaver
  • Personalizing and enhancing WordPress
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Joe Lowery here. Welcome to Dreamweaver CS6 and WordPress 3.8: Core Concepts. 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. We'll cover how to convert a WordPress theme into a custom Dreamweaver designed layout.

Then, we'll dive deeper into the Dreamweaver WordPress workflow and create responsive pages for tablets and phone layouts. You'll also to see how to work with WordPress categories to display specific page layouts and how to incorporate Dreamweaver CS6 built in Spy tools directly into your WordPress site. Finally, I'll cover how to publish your Dreamweaver work online. I hope you are as jazzed as I am to start exploring the awesome potential between WordPress and Dreamweaver CS6.

Let's do it.

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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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