Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Who is this course for?, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WebMatrix.
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 your computer 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're 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 then push…
- 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 <a href="http://www.lynda.com/WordPress-tutorials/WordPress-Quick-Tips-Migration-Database-Reset/141505-2.html?"><em>WordPress Quick Tips: Migration and Database Reset</em></a><em></em> 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.