How To Do a Local Install of WordPress

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This is a very brief presentation on how to do a local install of WordPress via MAMP, but covers some details for Windows users also. Last slide is just an intro to a dashboard tour we did...not many …

This is a very brief presentation on how to do a local install of WordPress via MAMP, but covers some details for Windows users also. Last slide is just an intro to a dashboard tour we did...not many details of that in this presentation.

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  • 1. Local WordPress Installations & Dashboard Exploration WordPress Lake County Meetup 1/24/12 Heather Acton http://actonweb.usWednesday, January 25, 12
  • 2. Local Installation - Why? • Development - changes submit quicker than via internet • Demonstration purposes, when wi-fi may not be available or reliableWednesday, January 25, 12
  • 3. Local Installation - How? • Mac • MAMP (Mac Apache MySQL PHP) • http://mamp.info • PC • WAMP (Windows Apache MySQL PHP) • http://wampserver.com/en/ • Cross-platform • XAMPP • http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.htmlWednesday, January 25, 12
  • 4. Local Installation - 3 Simple Steps • Download and install personal server of your choice • Download & extract latest version of WordPress • Follow “Famous 5-Minute Install” of WordPress • WordPress files to htdocs or subfolder (same on WAMP & XAMPP?) • Use phpMyAdmin for database creation • Database user/pw always root/rootWednesday, January 25, 12
  • 5. Dashboard Tour • Check the Codex • Hang on tight! Let’s get started...Wednesday, January 25, 12