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test.pngI have a local server defined. I cant use the CSS designer, and I can't edit anything because it's everything is greyed out.

Like the DOM and the selectors, any ideas?

 

 

 What's the best way to do a theme with Dreamweaver? Like should I code the HTML and CSS  with the CSS designer and then import the site to WordPress?

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Using Wordpress with Dreamweaver

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test.pngI have a local server defined. I cant use the CSS designer, and I can't edit anything because it's everything is greyed out.

Like the DOM and the selectors, any ideas?

 

 

 What's the best way to do a theme with Dreamweaver? Like should I code the HTML and CSS  with the CSS designer and then import the site to WordPress?

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The ONLY files you can safely edit are WP Child Theme files. 

https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development

 

Avoid CSS designer panels with WordPress. If you can't work directly with code (HTML, CSS and PHP), you should probably find a commercial theme that allows you to customize your site from the WordPress dashboard online.

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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So if I make a  Child Theme, all the stuff that was once greyed out will be editable?

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No offense intended but based on your questions so far, I don't think you're ready for this project.  Take some stuctured courses online at LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com).  The first month is free.

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/wordpress-building-child-themes-3

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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you're not answering my questions I don't need a course can you please just answer my question. 

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Nvm I figured it out my self

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Child themes simply extend Wordpress themes whether you are modifying CSS or changing pages/templates/layouts.  At the bare minimum you need style.css and index.php.  The rest are all additions to what the theme can do and the complexities build from there.  The Wordpress documentation is likely your best place to start: https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development .

 

From that starting point I would recommend joining some Wordpress communities because while applications like Dreamweaver can be used to help code plugins/themes/etc and extend DW, it's not the sole thing that can be coded within Dreamweaver or other coding tools so you might find more technical assistance in those communities with regards to your questions as they are not DW specific.  

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