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    Ok. So I’m trying to set get the blank starlets WordPress theme into dreamweaver but I need help setting up the server and linking dreamweaver to it. I’m new and obviously mildly retarted lol can someone PLEASE PLEASE help me out. If anyone feels like calling me and walking me through everything I would pay you if absolutely necessary but for free would be nice. Just email me at [email protected]. Ill try to return the favor however I can. Thanks guys.


    + Download and Install xampp, then start it
    + Download WordPress and unzip it to `/htdocs` folder, so you get `/htdocs/wordpress` you can rename it if you like
    + Then in your browser, type http://localhost/phpmyadmin
    + Create new database
    + Then go to http://localhost/wordpress, click Create a Configuration File
    + Enter database name you just created, username is `root`, password is blank, host is `localhost` and table prefix leave it as is.
    + Run the Install.
    + Enter site detail and user info, and you’re done.

    Now all you need to do is open up, Dreamwaver and point it to the `/htdocs/wordpress` folder


    When you log into the WP-Admin, you can change themes from Appearance menu. If the theme is not showing up, then you have some kind of issue with it.

    At least you should have, index.php and style.css in your folder.

    Here is a blank starter theme files I created for someone while back…


    If you can access your WordPress admin panel, your PHP is working.

    What is the exact error message you’re getting?


    I haven’t used Dreamwaver is so long so, and I remember they had a wizard that helps you set up your site locally, so not sure if DW has some kind of special feature that sets up WordPress in similar fashion.

    Are you using Live View mode to view your site inside DW? I suggest loading it in the browser, any errors you get there are the errors you care about… DW could be doing something on it’s own here


    do you have header.php in your theme folder? and can you post the error message?

    > when I click on discover related files it doesn’t open up all the other files in the theme

    This could be related to the error you’re getting on line 1, since the file throwing error, might be that DW is just aborting the discovery process.

    Can you post some code, it would be much easier to diagnose the problem instead of going back and forth like this…


    That’s weird. I’ve just tested the code on my GitHub account and it works for me. Not really sure why it’s throwing that error for you.

    Can you test in browser, not in DW. Does it throw the same error?


    I think you might be confused about how WordPress manages files (media). WordPress is content management system, so you manage your content via interface accessed via your browser. Not Dreamwaver. In DM you will only be editing template files, all images and other media stuff is uploaded via Admin panel. There are different functions like `get_template_directory_uri();` if you wish to manage files yourself, the function will return path to your theme folder.

    As with anything refer to documentation, [WordPress Codex](

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