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Dreamweaver and phpBB

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Hi,

Searched the archive, but came up empty on this one. I'm brand new to phpBB (and php), so forgive me if this sounds rather basic.
Dreamweaver is my pc-side software for managing my websites, and I use the synchronize function to keep everything in sync.

Just installed phpBB on my site and I'm wondering if I can, or should, "cloak" the phpBB3 folder?
For one thing, synchronization takes considerably longer than before, plus any changes to phpBB are done server-side, rather than pc-side.

Any thoughts on this?

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Don't let DreamWeaver anywhere near your phpBB files, it will damage them. I'm serious!
Just upload phpBB to your website using a real FTP application that can be trusted not to modify the files.
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Re: Dreamweaver and phpBB

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Thanks for the quick response :-)
I'll cloak the BB folder so that Dreamweaver can't touch it.
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I have been using dreamweaver and no probs so far...whats the problem...?
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ding wrote:I have been using dreamweaver and no probs so far...whats the problem...?

if not configured correctly it damages the files when saving and uploading using it :)
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It must be configured properly because it works and has been for the last year or so.
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ding wrote:It must be configured properly because it works and has been for the last year or so.
Then you have been very lucky, that does not mean other should use it. A plain text editor is best used for editing the phpBB files.
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There was a Knowledge Base article here at phpbb.com which was about DreamWeaver and I followed it probably 2 years ago and have used it since then to happily edit my template files.

Let me see if I can drag it up....

Here it is: http://web.archive.org/web/200412110852 ... cle_id=110
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I'm using CS4 think the link was for older versions of dreamweaver.....
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I realize that a lot of the configuring is actually stored in the DB, but installing and configuring phpBB, there are also some file updates on the server, right? (.ini files and such)

OK, just to see what Dreamweaver does, I've uncloaked the phpBB3 folder and hit synchronize.
* The list appears to be cleaning out the cache (can't be any harm in that I assume?)
* Next, it wants to delete a couple of avatars that I had just uploaded, as well as my site logo - so that's not good
* And it wants to delete a style folder that I had uploaded outside of Dreamweaver - again, not good. :!:

I think I'll stick with cloaking phpBB3 from Dreamweaver synchronizations ;)
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bottom line is that we have seen too many cases where DW had completely fried a board because of several different things. one of which is that it adds bits of code to any file that you open it with. you can not see the code but it is there.
you can't do that with php files for sure and not even the tpls, or html files.

some people have figured out how to use it without problems but most people can not and should not.

dw was designed to handle normal static web pages/web sites. not dynamically generated ones like phpbb.

save yourself some grief and just follow our advice and do NOT use it for anything to do with phpbb.

this advice holds true for any wysiwyg type of web page creator/editor.


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I'm also using DW without any problems.
Instead of advising to ignore DW there should be a tut how to use it.

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Stef775 wrote:I'm also using DW without any problems.
Instead of advising to ignore DW there should be a tut how to use it.

Just my 2 cents
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The problem is, once it goes wrong it does not alter one or two things...it totally mangles the file/s and as such it can be hard to advise someone on to fix especially if they are not very experienced with php in general. So many times we have seen people who use it damaging boards beyond repair (at least to the same state). No one is telling those who use it without problems to stop....but our advice is and will continue to be...use a plain text editor to edit the phpBB files and avoid using DW where possible for editing, and do not use at all for file transfer :)
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What would you recomend as a text editer...? had a look at notepad and its not Ideal
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