CakePHP is a marvelous PHP framework, but if you use Dreamweaver 8 as your editor, you’ll need to make a few configuration changes.
The main thing you’ll notice is that .thtml files (CakePHP views) are not supported by Dreamweaver 8. Here’s how to make Dreamweaver recognize that file type:
Step 1: Extensions.txt
The first step is to go to the C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Configuration directory and edit Extensions.txt
On the first line, right before :All Documents, type in ,THTML so that the end of the line looks like this:
Next, find the line with :PHP Files and edit it similarly so that it looks like this:
Another copy of Extensions.txt can be found in C:\Documents and Settings\<your username>\Application Data\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Configuration – we suggest that you make both these changes in that file as well, just for good measure.
Step 2: MMDocumentTypes.xml
Next, go to the C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Configuration\DocumentTypes directory. Edit the file MMDocumentTypes.xml
Add the thtml extension to the PHP_MYSQL documenttype declaration line so that it looks like the following:
<documenttype id=”PHP_MySQL” servermodel=”PHP MySQL” internaltype=”Dynamic” winfileextension=”php,php3,php4,php5,thtml” macfileextension=”php,php3,php4,php5,thtml” file=”Default.php” writebyteordermark=”false”>
Save the file and restart Dreamweaver – now you can create Cake PHP views within Dreamweaver!
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