Turn off Live Code and you will be able to edit the source code while Live View is turned on.
Turn off Live View and you will be able to edit in Design View.
Live Code is a debugging tool that shows you how scripting changes your site's code as you click buttons, hover over images, etc. It is not for making edits and needs to be turned off in order to change things.
When I turn off Live Code and leave Live View on the code displayed is just of index.php (no matter what live page I'm on). So I can't really edit anything.
That's right. Those files contain nothing to edit. It's all just PHP programming that the server parses into content from the database and countless other files (server-side includes).
A WordPress site really is a one page site -- index.php. That page is re-created on the fly each time someone clicks a link or uses the search bar.
If you have worked with WordPress before, you should know you cannot edit dynamic pages in DW. You can only edit the parts that make up those pages. Those parts are inside your Themes folder.
Design View is pretty much useless. You must be able to work with code.
Yes, that's correct. Jon had said turn live code off to edit, however like you say you can't edit anything when its Wordpress.
In the past I have edited those pages mention in wordpress but this particular template's use of plugins in their design has made it a bit more frustrating. I would like to make some simple edits on pages where the plugin is called, so the edits I really want to make are within the plugin files.