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October 07, 2021

Dreamweaver is an application for editing and creating files on your site. An example of the type of file you would edit from your WordPress site would be the functions.php file of your child theme or a site-specific plugin. To use your WordPress site with the Dreamweaver application you will need to find your SSH credentials in your site’s portal.

Within the Dreamweaver application, you can add the server connection from:

Manage Sites > Site > Server

Then using the correct SSH/SFTP credentials, you can access your site in the Nexcess portal, set the connection type as SFTP, and then add the SFTP address, username, password, and website URL. To verify that the SSH credentials are correct you can click on the test button.

With Dreamweaver now able to connect to your site’s server, you can now edit plugin and theme files using Dreamweaver and upload the changes all directly from Dreamweaver. 

If you are already used to editing and creating site files using Dreamweaver, then being able to connect to the site server will remove the step of having to use an FTP application in order to upload file changes.

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Luke Cavanagh
Luke Cavanagh

Luke Cavanagh, Strategic Support & Accelerant at Liquid Web, brings a decade of experience working with WordPress and WooCommerce to our product team. His GitHub page offers a glimpse into his multiple areas of subject matter expertise.

"Ninja stuff with WordPress and WooCommerce," is an apropos way to describe Luke's savviness with these platforms — and his way of influencing our organization for improving to them.

Coming out of the University of Brighton with a Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) Higher National Diploma (HND) in 2D & 3D Design, Luke's credentials prepared him well for his current role that blends both web development and design. His HND credential leveraged his foundational learning at West Kent College, where is received a National Diploma (ND) in Graphic Design.

In his personal life, Luke is a devoted husband and teen wrangler. He considers himself a Synthwave enthusiast, Jerry Goldsmith fan, and Doctor Who aficionado. He is happy to introduce his friends and teammates to essential vocabulary for life found only in British English, such as "gubbins" and similar terms.

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