Here’s the good news!
Before we begin, please remember to hit ctrl + several times for a nice, close-up view of this dialog box… It’s Impotent that you do because I’m going to be asking questions later. See how I trick you into stuff? LOL! Seriously though, it was a major achievement for me to get through all of these dialog boxes, without some message popping up to tell me something does not compute!
One thing I can tell you, is that this kind of research certainly makes you use your mind and think carefully about each step of the way. I believe this means I have finally given Dreamweaver all the information it needs to know. You choose from your menu in Dreamweaver, Site/Manage Sites to obtain the above dialog box. It may also be noted, that whenever you finish a session in Dreamweaver CS3 or above, choose: Site/Advanced/Recreate Site Cache. This way Dreamweaver will always remember what work you’ve done in updating your settings.
Here’s the bad news…
I still have to research the bottom three dialog boxes, just to get on their help page. They don’t make any of this stuff easy at al! I have only 18 days left to solve the riddle of: MySQL data wizard. (You must download MySQL Data Wizard from The Internet, to make important settings for accessing your site, buried deep within other folders on your local drive after unzipping WordPress.org’s two sites, as if one isn’t complicated enough, so you’ve got to delete the other one, use both, or just remember which site you’ll be using.
If you do make it to the end of all the dialog boxes in the data wizard, and there must be over 30 of them when you consider there are seven wizards to go through, go to the bottom of each wizard you successfully finish, choose: more, and then, save template, or The Data Wizard won’t remember anything you set up at all…
It’s very extensive!
Yes, memory is required, as well as jotting down personal notes, to fill in the blanks. I know for a fact, a lot of people are having great difficulty executing what WordPress.org calls “Five Simple Steps.”
I caught a hint in Dreamweaver, that the program itself, is looking for: C:\localhost and not C:\AppServ. which is what WordPress gives you, so right away, the two are in conflict. It’s extremely impotent that you grasp this part especially if you have any problem uploading your site at all…
I will continue to keep you posted as I gallantly tackle MySQL setting wizards, and continue on our way to uploading a web-site on WordPress.org.
Some of what you’ll need:
You create your own local folder: C:\localhost, and unzip the wordpress package, available free, from WordPress.org into localhost. To my astonishment, the file that’s supposed to be set up for you to enter pertinent information, config.php was, and still is, completely blank. I may have to solve this problem over the wordpress.org forum. And BTW, I know it sounds almost too silly to mention, yet it does occur occasionally, don’t forgot to register on WordPress.org, before you download and work with their website, or Dreamweaver won’t be able to find it.
Also do not forget that WordPress.org expects you to recognize it as so: http//wp.domain name.net. You’ll need The WordPress name as well, which goes something like this: http://wordpress/Wordpress.org And it’s not a URL for you to click, it’s a setting you should know. Well, I hope I haven’t confused you just yet. LOL!