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Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP

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Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP

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WordPress is a free open-source application in a constant state of upgrading. As a result, any time you want to install WordPress-- whether that be under MAMP or on a web server somewhere-- you should always go to wordpress.org and download a new fresh copy. That way you know you're working with the latest version of the application and that that version is cleaned and untouched. To get a fresh version of WordPress, you go to wordpress.org, which is where WordPress lives, and you can click on this big blue Download WordPress button.

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Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP
45m 39s Beginner Feb 05, 2013

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Installing WordPress on your computer gives you a perfect testing ground for experimentation, theme development, plugin testing, and website development. This course is designed for developers and users who want to install and configure WordPress locally on a Mac with MAMP, the open-source server/database/scripting language combo that sets the stage for more serious WordPress development. Author Morten Rand-Hendriksen covers the configuration options and usage scenarios to get you started working in WordPress quickly.

Topics include:
  • What is MAMP?
  • Downloading MAMP and WordPress
  • Installing MAMP and WordPress
  • Accessing WordPress from your desktop
  • Troubleshooting your setup
Subjects:
Developer Web CMS Blogs Servers
Software:
WordPress
Author:
Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Downloading WordPress

WordPress is a free open-source application in a constant state of upgrading. As a result, any time you want to install WordPress-- whether that be under MAMP or on a web server somewhere-- you should always go to wordpress.org and download a new fresh copy. That way you know you're working with the latest version of the application and that that version is cleaned and untouched. To get a fresh version of WordPress, you go to wordpress.org, which is where WordPress lives, and you can click on this big blue Download WordPress button.

Now depending on when you're watching this course, there may be a new version out in which case you'll see the new version number here, and that's the reason why I say you should always go to this website and get the latest version. When you click on a button, you go directly to the Download WordPress page and from here you can download WordPress. Now WordPress is not platform-dependent, meaning it doesn't matter if you're on a Mac or PC or if you're using Windows or Linux or something else. WordPress is just WordPress.

So no matter what kind of application you're using, just click on Download WordPress, and you get the latest version. Now here's a little tip. If for some reason you need to download an older version of WordPress, let's say you're testing something for backwards compatibility, you can also do not directly from this Download WordPress page. To get to older versions of WordPress, you go down here on the side, and you see where it says release archive, if you open that option, you can see here you have every single available version of WordPress all the way from version 0.71, which was the original first version of WordPress.

From here, you can install all the different versions of WordPress that have ever been released, and you can install them all on your computer or on a web server and see how they work and how they interact with your themes and your plug-ins or whatever else you want to test. Now we have WordPress 3.5 downloaded onto my computer, and I can go on to install it into my computer. When starting a new WordPress site, there is one thing you must remember, and I can't stress this enough.

Always, always, always download a fresh version from wordpress.org. It's a good habit, and it ensures that you'll always be current.

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