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Design Extender, set up CMS on HTML web pages

Thread began 4/22/2014 11:06 pm by Michele | Last modified 4/25/2014 12:29 pm by Jason Byrnes | 350 views | 6 replies |

Michele

Design Extender, set up CMS on HTML web pages

I just purchased Design Extender with the goal of setting up a CMS on an HTML website designed in Dreamweaver, so that a client can update parts of their website. I understand that I have to convert the web files to PHP from HTML, but I'm unclear how to begin. My web host does not have a control panel (only shell access available).

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

to convert the HTML files:
page.html

you only need to rename the page and change the extension from .html to .php:
page.php

you will need to also update the links on pages to use the new file names

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Michele

Setting up PowerCMS on existing Dreamweaver website.

Thank you, Jason. I have the test server working locally. For instance, I can add content to PowerCMS and preview in browser (http://localhost/index-new.php) and see everything fine. When I click on "Edit in PowerCMS", the browser opens on my server at this URL (http://www.crwwd.com/projects/dcwts/install_cms/index.php) and returns a blank page. I must be missing a step, and need more support to get this set up. The goal is to set up a user account for the client, so they can login and make changes. Can you point me in the right direction for additional support? Thanks!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Please provide a Skype username or a US phone number and a good time to contact you when you will be in front of your computer and we will have an engineer contact you to resolve this issue over the phone.

We are available Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm EST (except major U.S. holidays).

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Michele

Thanks!

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Michele

Next steps

Hi Jason, I have a database set up on the host server, and exported my localhost database tables to that database through PHPMyAdmin, as you suggested. I'm not sure what to do next to enable someone to see, access, and edit the files online.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

edit the database connection file with the correct details to connect to the remote database, then upload all the site files to the remote server.

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