Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview, part of Dreamweaver CC and WordPress 3.8 Essential Training.
Before you can start integrating WordPress and Dreamweaver, you'll need to make sure that you have the proper development environment as well as the most current files. There are 4 main components for developing with WordPress - a local web server, a PHP server, a MySQL server and the WordPress PHP files. Luckily, the first 3 can be installed in one fell swoop on either the Mac or the PC. On the Mac, one solid choice in MAMP, which stands for Mac Apache MySQL and PHP.
Apache in case you don't know, is a powerful OpenSource web server. MySQL is a database server and PHP, the server-side language which Dreamweaver calls, a server model. PC users can use Wampserver, which installs the same components on the PC side. The final component, is WordPress itself. WordPress is essentially a PHP application that stores data in a MySQL database. Like the others, WordPress is open source and freely available.
Unlike the others, WordPress is a set of a files and not a server. So you'll just need to uncompress these files and put them in a proper place prior to running the installation which sets up the connection to the MySQL database. Once all those pieces are in place, we can integrate it into Dreamweaver. So if you already have a development environment in place, you should go on to the next lesson, Creating the Database, where you'll see how to establish the necessary database for WordPress.
If not, set up your local development first, before going on to the next lesson.
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
Author update on April 4, 2014:
WordPress 3.8.2 is now available from wordpress.org. 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.
Building Themes with Dreamweaver and WordPresswith Joseph Lowery1h 47m Intermediate
WordPress: Building Responsive Themeswith Morten Rand-Hendriksen2h 55m Intermediate
1. Setting Up WordPress
2. Exploring Your WordPress Site in Dreamweaver CC
3. Creating Content
4. Working with WordPress Themes
5. Customizing a Theme
6. Providing Responsive Design
7. Extending WordPress Editable Pages
9. Using WordPress Plugins
10. Extending the User Experience
11. WordPress Administration
12. Publishing Your WordPress Site
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