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WordPress WooCommerce Theme Development Getting Started with WooCommerce Theme Development Template Files Updates

Tamar Wallace
Tamar Wallace
783 Points

Using Sublime Text

Using Sublime Text is mentioned several times throughout this course. Is there a video explaining how to best set up and use Sublime Text for editing theme files? I tried to follow the documentation, but it's VERY technical and hard to follow. I'd really just like to know how the instructor sets it up and uses it for these lessons.

Thank you!

That's not part of sublime text, I don't think. Live reload is a program that does that. It's not too bad to set up cause I did and I'm not that good at that stuff. Then there's another editor that has refresh built right in, Brackets. It was really good at first then they did some updates that kinda krapped it up so I don't know how it is now. I haven't used brackets in months. But maybe they fixed it

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I don't know what theme files are, and I didn't get that far in PHP. But Sublime text is a pretty good editor. The hard part I thought at first is getting an environment set up locally. Other than that, save a file as index.php and your good to go.

Tamar Wallace
Tamar Wallace
783 Points

Thanks for the response, but it's not quite what I'm looking for. I have no problem with setting up the files locally...I'm more wondering how the instructor setup Sublime Text specifically for use with these lessons. It appears that when he makes a change to one of the files, and saves it, it automatically updates the site he's working on. At least that's how it appears in the videos. And given that I'd like to be able to follow along, I'd like to set up Sublime Text similarly.