[resolved] WAMP, WordPress and Dreamwever CS5 (6 posts)

  1. tobeeornot
    Posted 3 years ago #


    New to wordpress so please bear with me. Apologies if this is a repeated forum question too.

    I am using WAMP as a testing server and Dreamweaver CS5 as a text-editor to manipulate the theme files.

    I have successfully set up a live local connection between WAMP, WP and DW and can view the live index.php file from the wp-admin folder after using the 'discover' the dynamic files on dreamweaver.

    My problem is that if I select the index.php files in the themes folder, I get the following error message and the link is broken:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_header in C:\WAMP\www\wordpress\wp-content\themes\twentyeleven\index.php on line 1

    Is this because the activated theme is already being displayed dynamically in the wp-admin folder, and I am causing a conflict by going directly to the themes to edit the files?

    Would be grateful for some feedback.

  2. Brad Markle
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. tobeeornot
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you Brad. I might wait around for some more answers before I resolve the post but I think I am understanding the file structure better now.

  4. Brad Markle
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi tobeeornot, were you able to make any progress on this issue?

  5. tobeeornot
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Brad,

    Thanks for following up.

    The issue was caused by the fact I was selecting index.php from the template folder when the code from that folder is actually rendered in the index.php file within the wp-admin folder. It was mostly about understanding the wordpress file structure which those posts you found above referred to.

    Thanks again for your help.

  6. Steveorevo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You may wish to check this thread if you want LiveView support on actual template files (and their 'parts' aka include files):


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