Site definitions are good
The site definitions are good. The database is there, I can write to it with other scripts so is there some special thing that needs to be done for this app to get the drift?
Local environment using MAMP. I have not bothered wasting time on the live server as I am just evaluating whether it will suffice for this job as it is a small one... maybe I should do it in WordPress or Drupal... a lot more work but at least it will be solid and supported.
this error happens if the site definition is not configured properly. specifically the testing server.
see the "Defining a Dynamic Site in Dreamweaver" tutorial on the learning resources page: