i have downloaded phpfox....it contains several folders and php files...but how to preview whole phpfox website in dreamweaver and how to edit phpfox website easily.....like we edit all other websites made by dreamweaver......
To view and/or edit php files, you need to setup a php server on your local machine. For windows the stable version highly recommended by David Powers is XAMPP available free of chrage from this link:
When you have downloaded and installed XAMPP, you need to create a new folder under "c:\xampp\apache\hddocs" folder and call it whatever you want. Let's say you called it "php-site-one".
Now copy your php files and its complete file structure to this new folder which you called it "php-site-one".
You can now view your index.php file by typing:
Your index.php will load and your website will appear to be working though it is only on your local machine.
Hope this gets you started.
If the files are from WordPress (or other CMS) templates then the instructions will vary slightly but you need to tell us what are these php files.
baty gill wrote:
i want to preview phpfox like split view...in dreamweaver.....and i can edit any file,image,php code etc. i want to..
Yes you can do it. I suggest read DP's article at this link and comeback for any questions or post your comments at the that articles comments section:
Yes you can do it all but if you haven't set up the server to do your development work then you are not going to make any progress whatsoever. If you don't want to setup the server yourself then ask your webhost if they provide apache server facilities as part of the contract and try using their setup.
Also, if the files are from Wordpress template then tell us now because there is a better way to do what you want to do. WP files are dealt with better within the WP environment IMHO.
Good luck and I have finished on this topic here until next time.
You need a local testing server to view dynamic files (php). Without a testing server, you have to work in CodeView only and upload files to your remote server to view them.
Building your first dynamic website – Part 1: Setting up your site and database connection
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