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Using Dreamweaver with Desktop server Bitnami

Feb 6, 2013 7:06 AM

Tags: #dreamweaver #wordpress #bitnami #desktop_server

I am trying to get Dreamweaver setup to do dynamic editing of my WordPress files installed on my desktop with Bitnami.


My Bitnami WordPress Stack is installed to the following link: C:\WordPress\BitNami WordPress Stack\ and the path to the index.php is: C:\WordPress\BitNami WordPress Stack\apps\wordpress\htdocs


To setup Dreamweaver local site, I'm using the following settings: Server Name: Bitnami Connect Using: Local/Network Server Folder: C:\WordPress\BitNami WordPress Stack\apps\wordpress\htdocs\ Web URL: 8080/ (I've also tried it omitting the '8080/') (I've also tried the Web URL and, under the 'Advanced' tab, I'm using the Server Model: PHP MySQL


My problem is that when I open the index.php file in Dreamweaver's main window (split view) I do see the code on the left side of the page, but on the right side of the page (the 'design' side) all I get is a blank (white) box. When I try to open another page - for example wp-blog-header.php - the same thing happens (code on left, blank box on right).


When I try to open single.php, I get code on the left and the box on right has small symbols stating 'PHP' but no real design is visible and I get an error message on top of the screen that states 'Dynamically-related files could not be resolved because of an internal server error. Retry.'


I have my permalinks in WordPress set to default, as I have read that failure to do so has caused problems in Dreamweaver in other people's installations.


Can anyone help me out? Why am I not getting a dynamic preview?


Message was edited by: SimplyWander

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    Mar 13, 2013 11:57 AM   in reply to SimplyWander

    Consider using DesktopServer for your desktop server. Unlike Bitnami, it specifically supports both WordPress and Dreamweaver and is the only server that enable's Dreamweaver's WYSIWYG mode with WordPress theme files.


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