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Help setting up xamp server for dreamweaver

  • # June 18, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    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 Ill try to return the favor however I can. Thanks guys.

    # June 18, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    + 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

    # June 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    yeah but im trying to edit a blank i put the blank theme inside the themes folder but its still not connecting

    # June 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    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…

    # June 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Yeah I figured out the template issue but when I go into wo-admin/install and then preview it in the browser it tells me my PHP isn’t working. But xampp says everything is fine. I’m so confused lol. Dude if you feel like calling me and gettin this set up for me ill pay u or we. I REALLY need this set up and I’m done fiddling around myself bc I obv dot know what I’m doing.

    # June 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm

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

    What is the exact error message you’re getting?

    # June 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I have to check when I get home. But exactly tho so it makes no sense y dreamweaver is telling me my PHP isn’t working

    # June 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    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

    # June 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Ok so I think I got everything working. Almost. One issue left. When I click on the index.php file it gives me an error message abt the PHP get header on line 1. Also when I’m in live view on index.php when I click on discover related files it doesn’t open up all the other files in the theme.

    # June 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    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…

    # June 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    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?

    # June 19, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Did you start all services in xamp?

    # June 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Yes they’re all started in xampp n yes same error in the browser

    # June 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Alen. I sent u my number in a message if ur free to talk

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