Chapter 23

Using Web Content Management Systems

In This Chapter

  • All about web content management systems
  • Working with WordPress in Dreamweaver
  • Discovering dynamically related files
  • Updating existing images
  • Inserting new WordPress images in Dreamweaver

The seemingly infinite capacity of the Internet to store and display content has contributed to a seismic shift in web design and development. More and more organizations, companies, and even individuals are relying on web content management systems (CMS) to maintain and grow their sites. But what tool can web professionals use to design and customize these sites? Dreamweaver, of course.

Dreamweaver has been architecturally extended to pull together and expose the myriad files that typically make up a CMS site. With the Dynamic Related Files feature, Dreamweaver discovers files nested deep inside other included files, whether they are explicitly or programmatically linked. A built-in filtering mechanism helps you to pinpoint just the files you need, and the efficient Code Navigator can take you directly to the code for easy modification. Moreover, Dreamweaver’s Live View not only renders the page with web-standards efficiency but allows you to follow links from page to page—even those that lead offsite.

In this chapter, you’ll get a chance to explore the rich and compelling world of web CMS and dive deep into one of its leading citizens—WordPress—and its integration with Dreamweaver. You learn how to set up each as a Dreamweaver ...

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