Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Who is this course for?, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP (2013).
WordPress is a web publishing application designed to publish content onto the web.…So why would you want to install a web publishing application on your computer so you can access…it but no one else can? Well, the answer lies in that question.…Having WordPress installed on a computer, it has a huge benefit both for bloggers, for beginners, and for developers.…As a beginner, you need to understand how WordPress works and familiarize yourself with…WordPress and all the ins and outs.…
By having WordPress installed on your computer, you can experiment it without having to install…it on an external host, and you can also get to know the application in a safe environment.…And once you know how it works and you are comfortable with it, then you publish it to a host, and then you can go live.…As a developer, if you want to develop a child theme or a regular theme or a plug-in or some…other content for WordPress, you should always do it in a local environment.…Because, if you didn't have a local environment, you'd have to make a change to your file and…
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