close ad
WARNING: Do Not Install the DREAMWEAVER CC 2017 or 2018 Update »
open ad
View Menu

Technical Support Forums

Free, outstanding support from WebAssist and your colleagues

rating

Still some quirks, but this is how I got it to work in my case

Thread began 4/01/2011 1:55 am by jciol2009 | Last modified 4/04/2011 8:59 pm by jciol2009 | 855 views | 1 replies |

jciol2009

Still some quirks, but this is how I got it to work in my case

I posted the following thread:

showthread.php?t=19786

This is not completely resolved but I got it to work, and the following is how I did it. I'm posting a separate thread to share this with others so those having the same issue might be able to try:

1) Uninstall PowerCMS Builder extension via Adobe Extension Manager. Took it half an hour or more to complete the job. It does act as if it's locked up but I left it running because Activity Monitor showed it was doing something. It eventually finished the job.

2) Reinstall PowerCMS Builder beta build. I used Build 38 which is the latest beta at the time this is posted.

3) Delete .dat file under Configuration folder. The instruction is under "Common Installation Issue" link somewhere in this site.

4) Launch Dreamweaver. Mine is CS4. Set up a DW site and make sure both test server and remote server are set up correctly. In my case, I created a dummy site, set Access to local on both and made sure that the URL Prefix matched the one enabled in MAMP Pro. (That's what I use as a test server.)

5) Try the Quick Start Guide instructions. It worked for me this time, I activated the software with my serial code, and I was in.

6) I ran a setup screen in PowerCMS via browser and it gave me an error saying "PowerCMS" directory and "PowerCMS/Connections" didn't have proper write permission. These directories didn't even exist when I looked inside, so I created both, set both to 777, and just in case I set the site root folder to 777 as well. There was no error after that.

7) After the first time you add PowerCMS contents, the connection name in the PowerCMS Builder dialog would say "PowerCMSConnection". I ignored that, went ahead and added more CMS contents, and they all worked fine.

I still don't know why there was no PowerCMS directory when PowerCMS Builder tried to set up PowerCMS. But the trick I performed seemed to work here. Not sure if it will for other people though.

Come to think of it, I suspect the URL Prefix wasn't correct or not filled out when I first tried. Maybe that was why it didn't do anything...?

Sign in to reply to this post

jciol2009

Addendum

I would also check database user name and password and make sure not only it's correct but also make sure the user has proper write/access privileges as well.

It's likely that the test server setting and the remote server setting has to match for some reason. In my case, I didn't have the actual remote server (hosting account) so I simply used "local" option and matched them that way. Because of URL Parameter troubles I ran into, I suspect it might cause some issues if you have to use something like "http://localhost/~site" for testing server while having a real domain name for remote server. PowerCMS seems to be very picky about these settings. In my case I run my local test sites on MAMP Pro with "real" domain names. MAMP Pro lets me set up domain names locally very easily, so I can fake a real hosting including domain names. Or, I would just wait to run the installer until I upload the whole package to a remote hosting and run the installer script there.

WA, for your sake I really hope you guys will be able to address all these things at the extension level so we won't have to figure things out like we have been having to. This should've been caught in QA process. So many people are having trouble here....

Sign in to reply to this post

Build websites with a little help from your friends

Your friends over here at WebAssist! These Dreamweaver extensions will assist you in building unlimited, custom websites.

Build websites from already-built web applications

These out-of-the-box solutions provide you proven, tested applications that can be up and running now.  Build a store, a gallery, or a web-based email solution.

Want your website pre-built and hosted?

Close Windowclose

Rate your experience or provide feedback on this page

Account or customer service questions?
Please user our contact form.

Need technical support?
Please visit support to ask a question

Content

rating

Layout

rating

Ease of use

rating

security code refresh image

We do not respond to comments submitted from this page directly, but we do read and analyze any feedback and will use it to help make your experience better in the future.

Close Windowclose

We were unable to retrieve the attached file

Close Windowclose

Attach and remove files

add attachmentAdd attachment
Close Windowclose

Enter the URL you would like to link to in your post

Close Windowclose

This is how you use right click RTF editing

Enable right click RTF editing option allows you to add html markup into your tutorial such as images, bulleted lists, files and more...

-- click to close --

Uploading file...