Installing and Running WordPress: DesktopServer

with Morten Rand-Hendriksen
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Installing and Running WordPress: DesktopServer
Video duration: 0s 1h 6m Intermediate


Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn the ins and outs of WordPress, a budding designer or developer looking to tinker with themes and plugins, or an advanced developer building a production environment, installing and running WordPress on your own computer is a crucial first step. In this course Morten-Rand Hendriksen looks at how DesktopServer allows you to easily install and manage WordPress on both Mac and Windows computers.

Topics include:
  • Installing DesktopServer
  • Running DesktopServer as an administrator
  • Accessing WordPress from your desktop
  • Creating additional development sites
  • Starting and stopping DesktopServer
  • Creating and installing blueprints
WordPress DesktopServer


Hi, I'm Morten Rand-Hendriksen, Staff Author at, and I'm excited to welcome you to installing and running WordPress DesktopServer. This course will give you the tools and knowledge you need to setup and configure your own custom WordPress development environment on a Windows computer or a Mac using DesktopServer. First I'll explain what DesktopServer is and how it works.

Then I'll show you how to set up several development sites on your computer so you can work on multiple projects at the same time. And finally, I will demonstrate how you can create your own custom installs also known as blueprints. Whether you are looking to want to learn how to use WordPress. Want to become a WordPress developer or just want to add a new tool to your WordPress development toolbelt. DesktopServer is a tool you want to check out and it all starts with installing and running WordPress DesktopServer.

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