I currently use Dreamweaver and want to switch to WordPress for a smoother look and more flexibility. I am accustomed to building a site and THEN uploading it; with WordPress, it seems that I must upload empty files before I've added any content, and THEN add content. If I open a page in the downloaded WordPress software it opens in Dreamweaver. I consider myself web-savvy, but WordPress used as site software has me a bit miffed after using DW for so long. I have used CMS's before but they were always pre-built and I just added content, so starting from scratch means I need some REALLY simple steps to get going. Will I need Fetch or another FTP to get the WordPress files up on my server?
I am indeed searching for and reviewing all tutorials, but I wonder if there is anyone who went through similar growing pains when moving from DW to WordPress?