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ThemeDreamer for WordPress

By scarroll June 18, 2008

Rating = 32 votes

ThemeDreamer for WordPress

ThemeDreamer accelerates WordPress theme development by providing WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) feedback within Dreamweaver in real time. ThemeDreamer automatically combines and renders theme files such as header.php, footer.php, sidebar.php and index.php in Dreamweaver`s Design View. You do not need a local server or even have to upload your files to see the vast majority of CSS and other code layout changes. Alterations are immediately reflected within Dreamweaver���s Design View. ThemeDreamer also puts the power of WordPress���s Template Tags at your finger tips by providing instant and thorough code hints along with context sensitive help to WordPress`s online documentation. ThemeDreamer can be used to open the majority of existing theme files designed for WordPress. Please note that ThemeDreamer may not be compatible with all theme files and it is highly recommended that you backup any theme files you choose to open and/or edit using ThemeDreamer.

Verify your installation by simply downloading WordPress at and open the wp-content/themes/default/index.php file in Design View. Then ensure 'Enable ThemeDreamer for WordPress' is checked off from the Commands pull down menu.

UI Access:
Turn on and off support for theme file rendering by selecting the "Enable ThemeDreamer for WordPress" menu option form the Commands pull down menu or from the blue icon above the document menu bar. Additional functionality will appear in the Property Inspector to reveal the header, footer, and other linked theme elements.

Additional extension information

Author: scarroll
Author website:
Date published: June 18, 2008
Approval: Basic
Browsers: Internet Explorer ALL
Required product(s): Dreamweaver MX 2004
Compatible product(s): Dreamweaver CS3, 8, CS4
Server environment: PHP MySQL


1-5 of 7 reviews | Show all reviews

scarroll 08-Aug-09 Rating = 5

ThemeDreamer .4 has been built and tested for Dreamweaver CS4. There are no known issues with CS4 with current or prior versions. Please contact us at anytime if you are experiencing technical difficulties. In addition, our trial software is not crippled and is a fully functional trial for your evaluation. As always, you can obtain the latest version at

rsvendor 22-Mar-09 Rating = 1

Very disappointed with this product. Just downloaded, but does not seem to be compatible with Dreamweaver CS4 nor the WordPress 2.7 API. An updated rating will be provided when/if the company provides updates that are compatible with both DWCS4 and the latest WP API.

scarroll 16-Jul-08 Rating = 5

Version .3 has been uploaded with many new features and fixes, however if it will appear here has yet to be seen (still version .1 here). Remember, you can always get the latest version at

scarroll 26-Jun-08 Rating = 5

I have, twice now... and sent Q&A emails as suggested by their 'expedite' suggestions. You can always just go to

Veeresh Hiremath 26-Jun-08 Rating = 4

Submit the latest version to the exchange QA which fully suports DW8. so from exchange users can download the latest trail version

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