Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of options: BitNami, WAMP, MAMP, and WebMatrix, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WebMatrix.
This course is one of a series of four courses that map out four different tools you can…use to install WordPress on your local computer.…Depending on your platform, your level of expertise, and what you want to achieve,…either one of these four tools may be the correct one for you.…So, before we get started, let me break down the different options so you can pick the…right tool and the right course for your needs right off the top.…If you're a Mac user, I recommend using MAMP.…
MAMP is an application that installs a web server on your Mac, and then you can link…that web server to WordPress so that you can run WordPress as you would on a web server on the web.…MAMP requires a bit of configuration to work, and it can be a bit tricky.…But once it's up and running, it's very easy to work with.…The second option for Mac users is BitNami.…BitNami is a one-click installation that installs both a MAMP server--just like what you had…on option one--and WordPress, and links it all together.…
So, you just install BitNami and then you have WordPress running on your Mac.…
- What is WebMatrix?
- Downloading WebMatrix
- Installing WordPress with the Web Platform Installer
- Running WordPress under WebMatrix
- Publishing WordPress from WebMatrix
- Uninstalling WebMatrix
Skill Level Beginner
Q: How do I take the local version of my WordPress site and publish it on the web?
A: The course WordPress Quick Tips: Migration and Database Reset shows you how to migrate a local site to production. The method shown creates a new duplicate of the original website, but it requires detailed database work and effectively results in a hard reset of the target site. Proceed carefully.