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  • 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?

    Thanks.
    Jeal

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    they were always pre-built and I just added content

    As is WordPress if you use a pre-existing theme. Remember, WordPress uses template files in a theme and these control the layout of the pages. The content is added via WordPress itself.

    I used to start with Front Page 🙂

    I suggest you install a WordPress, use the default theme to understand how the files are related ie header.php, sidebar.php, singe.php, page.php, etc.

    Once good, look at the Function Reference to call anything you wish.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference

    All the best!

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