Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting WordPress, part of Installing and Running WordPress: Shared Hosting.
WordPress is a free open source web publishing application.…Meaning you can download it for free as many times as you…want, and use it whenever you want, in any way you like.…Wordpress, the application can be downloaded from wordpress.org.…When you set up a new WordPress site, it is always…my recommendation to download a fresh new and untouched version of WordPress.…That way you get the latest version and you…know it has not been edited in any way.…
To get WordPress you go to wordpress.org…and click either the Download button up here,…in the right-hand corner, or follow the download link down here in the front page.…This takes you to the download page for WordPress, and…from here you can either download the current version of WordPress.…Or you can go to the release archive…and download older versions of WordPress if you want…to do backwards compatability testing.…But, if you're setting up a new site, you…should always click Download the latest version of WordPress.…And once you click it, it gets downloaded onto your computer.…
Need to run WordPress locally on your system for development or testing purposes? Check out the other courses in this series:
- Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP
- Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP
- Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami
- Installing and Running WordPress: WebMatrix