Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Downloading WordPress, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP.
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WordPress is a free open-source application in a constant state of upgrading.…As a result, anytime you want to install WordPress-- whether that be under WAMP or on a web server…somewhere on the Internet--you should always go to wordpress.org and download a new fresh copy.…That way you know you are working with the latest version of the application and that…that version is clean and untouched.…You get WordPress from the main WordPress website called wordpress.org.…
From here, you can find everything that you need to know about WordPress, you have themes…and plug-ins and support and documentation and most importantly you can download WordPress itself.…To get to WordPress, you either click the blue Download button right here, or you click…the red button for the Downloads, takes you to the same place.…On the Download page, you can download the most recent version of WordPress.…Currently, the most recent version is WordPress 3.5.…I can click on that link, and I download WordPress in a zipped format to my computer.…
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