Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Dreamweaver CC and WordPress 3.8 Essential Training.
If you're a member of lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Naturally, the information in this course is ultimately intended to be applied to your own webpages. However, you might find it helpful to work with the supplied exercise files, to practice the steps safely and without creating your own examples. Because were working with WordPress, which stores much information in a database, it's really best to follow the course chapter by chapter to have the most up to date database.
To begin using the exercise files from the site, download them, extract them and then store those files in a convenient location such as your desktop, like I have here. The exercise files folder is organized by chapter. And, in every chapter, it's broken down into the various lessons that you'll see. Within the lesson chapters, there are one or more files, typically assets, CSS, images, PHP files like you see here and so forth. In most files, you'll also find a final folder and that contains the files showing the complete lesson.
Which you can open up and take a look at to explore at your leisure. If you're not using the exercise files, you can definitely follow along with your own assets.
- 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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