How To Set Up WordPress in Dreamweaver

In this tutorial learn how to set up a WordPress site locally for editing in Dreamweaver. Learn how to install a local server (MAMP) set up a database, import your own content and then set up Dreamweaver to test the WordPress site locally.

Links you’ll need:

Example site:

Tip: In Dreamweaver, turn off Display External Files for faster performance.

Additional tutorials will dive more into theming and customizing a WordPress site in Dreamweaver.

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  • Anthony Blaze says:

    The video isn’t full. 🙁
    It stops near 1.30 mins

  • This is helpful, thanks 🙂

  • Great video. learnt a lot mate. Keep up the great work 🙂

  • Alberto Verissimo says:

    I just wanted to know if as soon as you are done styling you them in dreamweaver using mamp there won’t be any problem trying to upload it to the actual server? or there will be any complication because you set up everything on a local server first?

  • Do you have a video that shows how to go from local Dreamweaver back to live WordPress site?

  • You didn’t show how it’s done to make changes in dreamweaver? Like if I change some content, like “Testing headline” from “Headline 1”. Do I upload it to server or log out and log in? I would like to see the changes appear right away…

  • I would like to know did u open the WordPress file because when I open it shows me an error “Dynamic files could not be resolved because………”
    Pls Help Me…..

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