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Setting Up Local Test Server For Dynamically-Related Files Issue - Help??

May 1, 2013 6:48 PM

Tags: #test #php #files #server #local #dynamically #related

Hi..I'm sure this is a common thread but I couldn't find one exactly to what I'm encountering so thought I'd ask.


As you can see from the screenshot I'm able to successfully load in my locally hosted wordpress site in DW (CS5):



However, you can also see the error "Dynamically-related files could not be resolved because the site definition is not correct for this server"


I'm not sure where I'm going wrong because I believe I have these settings set up correct to my local server (http://localhost/) per the tutorials out there.


Two screenshots showing my set up in site management section:




I have advanced settings set up with PHP MySQL as well.


Does anyone see anything glaring that could explain why I'm receiving the error?


My end goal is to be able to use the feature to edit code on one of the dynamically related files. (See the live page then go into the code for that page and edit it).


Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been banging my head around over this and feel like it should be fairly easy to set up. Thanks again.

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    May 1, 2013 9:25 PM   in reply to jkrys

    Hi jkrys,


    Can you check out this tutorial Setting up a local testing server in Dreamweaver CS5 ( html) and let us know if it helped you?




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    May 2, 2013 10:29 AM   in reply to jkrys

    DO NOT TAMPER with core word press files.  These pages get all their info from multiple server-side include files and content stored in the MySql database.  In short, there is no static content to edit in the core files.  WordPress is all dynamically populated by the server.


    The ONLY files you should be working with are inside the wp-content/themes folder.


    See anatomy of a WordPress Theme


    WordPress Theme Development


    Once your WP site is deployed on the server, you must use the WP Admin Panel to edit content & invoke changes to your Theme, Plugins, Widgets, etc...


    See Working with WordPress



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    May 2, 2013 11:54 AM   in reply to jkrys

    Yes.  Get very familiar with Working with WordPress Themes.  In time, you'll learn which files are responsible for which portions of the pages. 


    Not all Themes are created equally.  Consult your Theme Developer's  notes.  Or contact them directly with specific questions. 



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