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Dreamweaver-Business Catalyst integration

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Connect and edit sites that you build with Adobe Business Catalyst from within Adobe Dreamweaver. Centrally manage your Business Catalyst sites without worrying about FTP details or server synchronization.

This feature is not supported in Adobe Dreamweaver versions.

Business Catalyst is a hosted application for building and managing online businesses. Using this unified platform and without back-end coding, you can build everything from websites to powerful online stores.

Dreamweaver's integration with Business Catalyst allows you to create and update a Business Catalyst site in Dreamweaver. After you create a Business Catalyst site, you can connect to the Business Catalyst server. The server provides you with files and templates that you can use to build your site.

Install the Business Catalyst add-on

To install the add-on, go to Window > Browse Add-Ons. The Adobe Creative Cloud Add-Ons page appears. Search for the Business Catalyst add-on and follow the on-screen instructions to install the add-on.

Important: Before installing add-ons, ensure that you have enabled file sync for your Adobe Creative Cloud account. See Enable file sync on Adobe Creative Cloud for more details.

Create a temporary Business Catalyst site

  1. Select Site > Manage Sites.

  2. Click New Business Catalyst Site.

  3. Sign in using your Adobe ID credentials.

  4. Enter your date of birth and click Update.

  5. In the Create Temporary Site dialog, enter the details for your site, and click Create Free Temporary Site.


    Emails related to your Business Catalyst account details are sent to you after you create your site. These emails contain information of  your site such as getting started information, the URL of the site that you created and that of the administration site.

  6. Choose a folder on your computer for the local site.


    If you click Cancel, the site is created in Business Catalyst but is not displayed in Dreamweaver. The same scenario occurs if there is a network problem while creating a Business Catalyst site.

  7. Enter the password associated with your Adobe ID.

  8. When the file activity is complete, click Done.

  9. Select Window > File. The local view of the site that you created is displayed.

  10. Select Remote Server from the menu.

  11. Enter the Adobe ID associated with your password.

    The file structure on the remote server is displayed.

Import a Business Catalyst site

For information on migrating sites that you previously created using the Business Catalyst extension, see Migrating Business Catalyst sites to Dreamweaver CS6.

  1. Select Site > Manage Sites.

  2. Click Import Business Catalyst Site. The list of Business Catalyst sites you created with the Adobe ID is displayed.

  3. Select the site, and click Import Site.

  4. For the site that you are trying to import, specify a location on your computer.

  5. Enter the password related to your Adobe ID.

  6. When the file activity is complete, click Done.

Manage files

Because Business Catalyst is also a web hosting service, you can use Dreamweaver to manage local and remote site files. For more information, see the following topics:

Insert modules, data, or snippets

  1. Select Window > Business Catalyst to open the Business Catalyst panel.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To insert a Business Catalyst module, select the Modules tab.
    • To insert tags, select the Data tab. Tags are displayed if you are editing files that support tags such as the affiliate.html page in the Layouts/Affiliate/ folder.
  3. Expand the module and click the module that you want to add to the file.

  4. Provide the required information, and click Insert.

  5. If your current site uses the new rendering engine, the Snippets tab is displayed. Using the options in the Snippet tab, you can add code snippets, such as repeating and conditional regions, comment sections, and include (works similar to server-side include).

  6. Click Live to preview the page as it would appear in a web browser.

Edit properties of Business Catalyst objects

Similar to editing other objects on a web page, you can use the Property inspector to edit properties of objects in Business Catalyst modules.

If you don’t see the options to edit properties, check whether you have permissions to edit the file. Also, for some modules, you can edit the page only on the online Admin website.


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