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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.
Now that you have WordPress running on your computer using MAMP, it's time to move into more advanced content with WordPress. If you haven't really used Wordpress before, I encourage you to take the WordPress Essential Training course right here in the lynda.com online training library. But that's not all we have to offer. If you go to lynda.com and then you put a forward slash at it, and type in mor10--because that's my name-- you will find a list of all of my courses on WordPress that are in the lynda.com library.
We have everything from a central training to how to build child themes to how to use different themes and way beyond that to very advanced topics. I'm not the only author in the lynda.com library to talk about WordPress. There are lots of extra courses on everything from security to multi-sites to other topics that you can really invest some time and learn how to use WordPress to make professional websites. To get more information about WordPress itself, you should go check out WordPress.org.
This is the website that has all the information about WordPress application, and here you will find a lot of cool stuff like themes and plug-ins. You can also find lots of information in the forums, and most importantly if you are a developer, you find the WordPress Codex. This is where you find information about how WordPress works and what you can do with it. Every piece of code that's in WordPress is documented in the WordPress Codex, and this is a website I pretty much live on, because anytime I need to do something advanced I can always find information about how to do it in the WordPress Codex.
Now all that's left to say is good luck, build something awesome, and come back and learn more.
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