Why is Dreamweaver not showing my live design when coding in PHP?

New Here ,
May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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I have spent over 20+ hours trying to get Dreamweaver and PHP to work and am getting pretty frustrated.  YouTube videos do not address my issues.

 

I have set up a local server with wamp, and also have set up a site/server selection for my remotely hosted website on a share hosting service.

 

Last year, everything seemed to work okay, but I took a break from coding.  Now that I have returned, I just can't get anything to work in Dreamweaver.

 

Regardless of whether I am connected via my local server, or through my remote webserver, no php code is executing and all I see in the live code window is a little PHP graphic image, where-ever PHP code should be.

 

Any ideas what the issue is?

 

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New Here ,
May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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Note: I do have this remote server added as a testing server, and have used Advance to specify server model as PHP MySQL

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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Set the Testing server back to your local machine.

 

Then check to see if the local server is running.

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New Here ,
May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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I have the local site set as testing server, and the wamp server is up and running, however now I am seeing a warning message in the live view indicating "Live View cannot display non-html files like pdf, doc, or ppt."

 

The file I am trying to open up is just index.php with only a a php echo statement.  

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New Here ,
May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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I found other people having the same issue, and it seems part of the problem is because I included and .htaccess file.  I use this for clean URL's and for passing sections of that URL into variables.  I guess this means I can't use dreamweaver then?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022

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One of the many reasons I changed. Have a look at my latest YouTube playlist:

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUjqTJN3byC9fUoXFnoNGlYBCBZOJUPca

 

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022

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woaw .. what a fantastic play list... thanks Ben for your time and the quality of your content

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022

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I have similar issues with .htaccess in local files panel.  Rename the local file only to 123.htaccess and the problem should stop. 

 

 

 

 

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

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LEGEND ,
May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022

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If you're coding in php then google for php storm editor by jetbrains. Dreamweaver is dead (no more new features or bug fixes) so now is the time to consider an alternative editor.

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