Dreamweaver 8 installation

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Dreamweaver 8 installation
I have used DW 8 for years with satisfaction.
I changed PC and now I can't install it. I am not interested in new versions.

I ask if it is possible to find the DW 8 installation EXE files.
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Dec 03, 2021 Dec 03, 2021

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@athos002,

DW 8 (aka CS2.3) from 2003 is obsolete & discontinued.  Even if you could install it on a new computer (which is very doubtful), I don't think it's possible to activate the software anymore.  Macromedia and Adobe's old activation servers no longer exist.

 

New software may be your only option.


CODE EDITORS:
-- Adobe Dreamweaver CC - https://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html
-- Atom (free) - https://atom.io/
-- Codespaces (free, browser-based) - https://github.com/features/codespaces
-- Nova (Mac only, formerly called Coda) - https://nova.app/
-- Pinegrow - https://pinegrow.com/
-- Sublime Text - http://www.sublimetext.com/
-- Visual Studio Code (free) - https://code.visualstudio.com/

 

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ONLINE SITE BUILDERS:
-- Squarespace - https://www.squarespace.com/
-- Webflow - https://webflow.com
-- Without Code - https://www.wocode.com/
-- Wix - https://www.wix.com/
-- WordPress (open source) - https://wordpress.org/

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Dec 04, 2021 Dec 04, 2021

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Thanks @Nancy OShea Your information is very useful.
I used DW8 (very old indeed :-)) because I needed it as a visual editor to edit the CMS (Wordpress) and LMS (Moodle) code I use.

I don't need special functions but I'm looking for a WYSIWYG Editor for the code or to do some work in the visual area.

Atom seems interesting to me but it doesn't seem like a visual editor.

If Dreamweaver had a more attractive price I would buy that. 😞

 

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@athos002 are you looking for an EXE file, or a way to run it on your new computer ?

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I don't need special functions but I'm looking for a WYSIWYG Editor for the code or to do some work in the visual area.

 

the new approach of WP now allows to edit on line directly... in fact it edit real time the content, and the use of the component, not the template code itself

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DW has a visual editor has never been truly accurate. Even for Wordpress you should need to run a live/testing server so that you can use Live View to see your changes. So basically instead of Live View, you would just toggle between a browser and DW instead of using the tabs in DW.  Any modern code editor should be able to provide you with this and would be much more accurate than trying to work exclusively in DW.  Plus those code editors would be better at validating your code as oppposed to DW 8.  Even since DW8 there have been many changes to the PHP version that is used in Wordpress today which has changed much since Wordpress 1.0 that was out when DW8 was.

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@athos002 

Look at Pinegrove.  It not only has visual editing but it supports customizing WordPress Templates.

https://pinegrow.com/

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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As @Nancy OShea  has stated, you will need to find an alternative to your antique Dreamweaver version. As far as free software is concerned, Visual studio would be my first choice.

 

I have gone for Wappler

 

Wappler, the only real Dreamweaver alternative.

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