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backup site to local folder for use in Dreamweaver CS5

  1. Hi,
    I just downloaded a free trial of Dreamweaver CS5 and really want to test it out on the new site I set up through WordPress! In order to save my site in and to edit my site in Dreamweaver, I have to upload it from a folder (as in a backup folder) on my HD to Dreamweaver. Or at least that is what the tutorial told me to do.

    The problem is that I cannot figure out how to create a backup folder on my computer's HD that I can pull from my wordpress site. I initially thought I could use the export tool in my dashboard, but Dreamweaver doesn't recognize those files. I tried to download a PHP backup tool, but that didn't work either.

    Please help me! And yes, I need the most detailed instructions possible... I pretty much have no idea what I'm doing.

    Thanks!
    Mary

    The blog I need help with is marymitchellwilliams.com.

  2. @Mary
    I believe you are posting to the wrong forum and if you read this entry you will see why.

    WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org
    WordPress.com is a hosted blog service. You do not have to download software, pay for hosting or manage a web server. WordPress.com does not permit uploading themes or plugins.

    WordPress.org is free software. You can install themes and plugins, run ads, and edit the database. http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    On this wordpress.COM support forum we provide support only to those who have blogs being free hosted by wordpress.COM on this multiuser blogging platform.

  3. If you are talking about the blog linked to your username, we cannot edit the underlying theme files here at wordpress.COM because this is a multi-user platform which means we all share the same underlying theme and wordpress files. Any change by one person would change it for everyone using that theme.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

    If you have CSS editing experience, wordpress does have the paid custom CSS upgrade, which will allow you to stylize the themes here, but it does not allow you to change the functionality. Note also that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS from other themes with the themes here at wordpress.COM. Also, there is no official support for the CSS upgrade, and few here in the forums with much CSS experience, so you should figure that you are on your own.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

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