Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up WordPress as a Windows library, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP (2013).
Let me show you how to set up your WAMP WordPress install as its own Windows library for easy access.…This doesn't technically have anything to do with WAMP or WordPress, but it's a trick…that will make you're life a lot easier when working with a local WordPress installation.…You already know that you can get to the files of your WordPress install by going to your…taskbar, selecting the WAMP logo, then going to www directory and then clicking on wordpress.…This is fairly easy but you can't use this shortcut of that tag within other applications inside Windows.…
For that you should build a custom library.…A custom library allows you to get a direct link to specific folders within your Windows…computer without having to navigate to them.…You can imagine if you are inside an application and you are working on a file and you need…to get to the WordPress directory, you would literally have to go to Documents, then go…to wamp, then go to www, and then go to wordpress to get to those files.…By making a library, it will make this a lot easier.…
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