Install WordPress on Your Desktop!

Thanks to a recent post by DesiznTech, I have learned that you can actually install WordPress (and a few other CMS) locally, on your desktop! For me, at least, this is an answer to prayer. As a web designer by hobby, having a local way to make changes and design without affecting a live site is great. Before now, I installed WordPress in a separate folder on my account to use as a “sandbox”.

To clarify, I haven’t actually done this yet. Personal situations and upcoming exams have drained me of time and energy, so I haven’t had a chance to try this out. However, I plan to do this as soon as I’m able, and I would encourage you to give it a try. If you do, let me know what you think!

Here is the WAMP Server, which you will need to install PHP, Apache, and MySQL on your desktop, and Jeff Chandler’s tutorial on how to actually install the software.

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