Low Effort Way Of Moving Away From Dreamweaver
Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:17 PM
I was using an ancient version of Dreamweaver that did the job. Suddenly it has stopped working and I can no longer find the DreamweaverMX.exe file that was doing the job.
Normally I now work with Wordpress, so I am reluctant to pay out $400 for the latest version of Dreamweaver, when these two websites are the only ones I would use it for.
For each website, I have a template file .dwt and a series of web pages using this template. Can anyone suggest the least effort way to migrate this set of template + web pages into a free open-source software that will do the same job.
I should emphasize again I am looking for minimum effort here. I do not want to have to handle each web page separately, if that can be avoided.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:11 AM
which I hope means that it is something relatively easy to do, so break down the template into parts and pop them in the relevant places, widgetizing the sidebar, footer etc. too.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:12 AM
Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:01 AM
Importing from [X]HTML
Using trial and error one can make an e.g., perl script to concatenate [X]HTML files as RSS <item>s, saving into a single file.xml, then import that as RSS. Note however to first remove any newlines between <p>..</p>s, as mentioned above.
The format allowed is quite simple in fact. Just make each HTML file into an <item> as below and concatenate them together:
<pubDate>Wed, 30 Jan 2009 12:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
<content:encoded><p>What great times we had...</p><p>And then Bob...</p></content:encoded>
Just be sure the <content:encoded> line is a single long line with no newlines embedded.
If your HTML is well-formed, you can try using the Import HTML plugin.
and / or:
Importing from a Site of Static Pages
A discussion in February 2011 on the wp-hackers email list involved importing 6,000 static pages into WordPress. A number of responses recommended using the PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser to facilitate the porting of the pages.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:09 AM
I guess WP is the simplest CMS (content management system ) that I could consider. I assume Drupal or Joomla would imply a longer learning curve.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:03 AM
Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:12 AM
If it's worth $200 to you, this is a good time to go for it. CS5.5 is due out the end of May and some of us will be snapping up older upgrades to avoid falling off of the upgrade track. I think CS5 is the last edition to allow upgrading from CS2.
On Amazon, try searching for Dreamweaver in the Web Design software category, then restrict the search to in stock and within the likely price range, before ordering the results by release date. Then, it's a simple matter to look at the end of the results first. --> example
Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:30 AM
Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:48 AM
Thanks jonbey. I may never need to do this for real, but if I do, I'll think of you fondly.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:58 AM
Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:15 PM
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