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Import PowerStore300 into Dreamweaver CS5

Thread began 6/24/2010 2:11 pm by mjlowery2010409736 | Last modified 7/01/2010 10:41 am by Jason Byrnes | 1324 views | 5 replies |

mjlowery2010409736

Import PowerStore300 into Dreamweaver CS5

Hello,

I have recently purchased the PowerStore300 ecommerce software for creating a website. I am very impressed with the software as it seems fairly simple to figure out and use. I have also installed XAMPP onto my machine for locally testing my website. I have the most current version of Dreamweaver (CS5) installed and I would like to import the PowerStore300 files into Dreamweaver to modify some of the layouts. I just want to be able to make small adjustments to the way things look (eg. background color, text fields, pictures, etc.) Is there a way for me to import the current PowerStore into Dreamweaver with all of the products, store information, content, and settings that I have already loaded into the back-end of the PowerStore.

I am currently a student studying computer science so I am fairly new to the web design world, so please bear with me.

Thanks for your help,

-Mike

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the xampp install directory, there is a httpdocs folder, this folder is the root of the website.

on machine, this is at c:/xampp/httpdocs

Create a new folder there for power store:
c:/xampp/httpdocs/powerstore

and copy all of the power store files to the new c:/xampp/httpdocs/powerstore directory.


See the "Defining a Dynamic Site in Dreamweaver" tutorial on the learning resources page for details on creating the dreamweaver site:
resources.php

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mjlowery2010409736

Re:

Jason,

It seems like I am able to view all of the PowerStore300 files from Dreamweaver. I looked in Dreamweaver under Site->Manage Sites... I have created a folder called healthhomesolutions and placed the PowerStore files in it. C:\xampp\htdocs\healthhomesolutions\PowerStore300. In my C:\xampp folder there is no httpdocs, but rather htdocs. Is this the same?

When I went into Manage Sites I have the "Local Site Folder" set to C:\xampp\htdocs\healthhomesolutions\PowerStore300. Is this correct?

The files that are showing up in Dreamweaver appear to be the original files I download without any of the changes that I made through the installation wizzard and the back-end admin panel. Is there a way I can refresh these files to see the different changes i already made?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

are you referring to changes you made after installing the powerstore files on your remote server?

if this is the case, you will need to back up all of the data in the remote PowerStore database and import it to your local PowerStore database.

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mjlowery2010409736

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The file that I am trying to configure is the index.php file. It looks like this file contains the different fragments of php code that is found on the homepage. When I open it with dreamweaver, there is a "Source Code" bar along the top that lists the different files in which index.php is incorporated in....I think....I am looking at common.css, home.css, menu.css etc. Are these the files I need to change to customize the background coloring for my website? If so, how do I upload these changes to the local server so that I can see the changes I am making.

Thanks for all the help,

-Mike

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The source code bar shows files that are used by the index.php page.

To change the appearance of the page, you should edit the css files.

these changes will take effect immediately on the local server since you are editing the files directly, you will need to upload these files to the remote host for the changes to take effect remotely.

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