Hello, fine, fine people. This one is suicidal:
Problem: Can't get DW to resolve dynamically-related files from my clone of an existing live WP page.
Method: I followed this to clone my existing WP site to the mac: http://egalo.com/2012/05/15/clone-live-wordpress-to-local-env/
In a nutshell:
redirected the .com site in my etc/hosts to 'localhost'.
Installed MAMP and pointed document root RIGHT into the local folder that has the website (ie. localhost = dev_root).
Created and imported the database.
Everything worked fine in Chrome-local site was fully navigational.
Opened DW and set the local Local Site Folder to dev_root.
Setup a new server with local setting pointing at dev_root folder with a url of "http://localhost".
Set that server as remote AND test.
Set Server Model to PHP/SQL
Get the error: "Dynamically-related files could not be resolved because the site definition is not correct for this server."
I can only see it live-no design mode is possible.
Set url in the DW server to "http://$livesite.com"
Moved website to a subdirectory in order to get out of having to redirect my http://$livesite URL to my localhost, and when I tried to access http://localhost/subdirectory to view the homepage I got a 404 with my page's theme in full effect.
I just can't figure it out! Thank, everyone.