In the next three video tutorials of the Rapid Weaver series, we are going to use Adobe Dreamweaver and BBEdit to modify the website project that we created with RapidWeaver 3.6. Dreamweaver is an excellent HTML editor because it allows you to modify the locations and the names of the files within the same ‘site.’ And we use BBEdit to edit text (.txt) files and CSS (.css) files. You can use BBEdit Lite (freeware) or whatever you have to edit text files and style sheets.
Furthermore, the main purpose of these three video tutorials is to get our website ready for dynamic contents. So we want to convert all HTML files into PHP ones. By so doing, we can embed Server Side Includes We don’t explain how to write Server Side Includes in the video tutorials. So if you are unsure how they work, you are advised to go through these articles at our SEO website beforehand.
In the meantime, these three video tutorials aren’t designed just to fulfill the needs for RapidWeaver users. Dreamweaver beginners, those who want to use Server Side Includes, those who want to learn how to create their own RapidWeaver themes may find these video tutorials useful to some extent.
In the sixth video tutorial of the series, we are going to modify our website files in such a a way that we can embed Server Side Includes directives. For this purpose, we need to change the extension of all HTML files to PHP with Adobe Dreamweaver. We also want to use Dreamweaver to relocate all HTML/PHP files and put them under the same folder.
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RapidWeaver 3.6 is a product of Realmac Software.