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F12 to preview page in a browser is showing me my start page instead?

Jun 21, 2012 11:41 AM

Tags: #dreamweaver #browser #dw #f12 #preview_page

Pressing F12 to preview the page I'm working on in DW in a browser is instead showing me my start page.  I am so confused why this has started happening and would like to know how to reset F12 to preview my current page in DW instead of simply opening a new brower pointing to my browser's home page?

 
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    Jun 21, 2012 12:25 PM   in reply to tasetta

    Can you show us your code?  Or better still, can you show us a link to your site?

     

     

     

    Nancy O.

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    Jun 21, 2012 1:22 PM   in reply to tasetta

    Testing server should be http://localhost/YourSite/

     

    DW-Site-Def-Testing.jpg

     

     

    Nancy O.

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    Jun 24, 2012 5:36 AM   in reply to tasetta

    Do you NEED a testing server for this site?  Is it a dynamic (e.g., ASP/PHP/CF) site?  If it's ordinary, static HTML, then you should not enter anything for a testing server.

     
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    Jun 25, 2012 10:20 AM   in reply to tasetta

    It would depend on how you intend to work with WP.  On my WP sites, I only use DW for a quick local edit of some code, relying exclusively on the WP admin to do everything else.

     
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    Jun 25, 2012 11:05 AM   in reply to tasetta

    or I should just start the whole thing from scratch in WP?

     

    That's the ticket.  Seach the enormous universe of WP themes out there until you find one that has the layout infrastructure you are looking for and the native widgets you are wanting.  Start with that theme and just change the CSS & images.  That'll get you going pretty fast.

     
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