Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessing WordPress from your desktop, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP.
Just like when you host your WordPress installation on an external web host, you can access the…files of WordPress itself when it's hosted under WAMP on your Windows computer.…To do that, all you have to do is go to your taskbar, find the WAMP logo, click on it and select www directory.…This takes you directly to the main directory for the WAMP server.…So anything under this directory will be directly available to you through your web browser,…and here you find the wordpress directory where you have WordPress itself.…
WordPress itself consists of three folders, wp-admin, wp-content, and wp-includes, and then a series of files.…The important folder here is the one that's called wp-content, because this is where all…your plugging and all your themes are stored, and also where any uploads would be stored.…When you're working with WordPress on a computer, you are most likely going to be working in the themes directory.…This is where all your themes are stored, and I'll show how this works.…
If I put the directory on the right here and then put my browser on the left, and I go…
Installing WordPress on your computer gives you a perfect testing ground for experimentation, theme development, plug-in testing, and website development. This course is designed for Windows users who want to install and configure WordPress locally on a PC with WAMP, 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.
- What is WAMP?
- Downloading WAMP and WordPress
- Installing WAMP
- Setting up WordPress as a Windows library
- Troubleshooting your setup