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Installing WordPress Locally

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Install WordPress

1. Download WordPress source code – put it in MAMP (“user/Sites” folder)

2. Make a blank Database for WordPress from the MAMP Start (click on PhpMyAdmin), configure wp-config.php file

database name: wp-tutorial-db
username: root
password: ********

3. Run the WordPress installer:
Specify a Site name, Username, password

4. Download WordPress Importer plugin, activate plugin in Plugins Admin screen.
Create an ‘Uploads’ folder with the correct permissions
Import ‘fake’ content from WordPress
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-importer/

Import WordPress’ test content:
https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/demo/test-data.2011-01-17.xml

Your Homework:

Download and Install a WordPress Plugin:

9 WordPress Plugins for your Business

How to Install a WordPress Plugin

5. Download and Install a Theme:

15 Responsive WordPress Themes

To add a new Theme to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:

a. Download the Theme archive and extract the files it contains. You may need to preserve the directory structure in the archive when extracting these files.

b. Using an FTP client to access your host web server, create a directory to save your Theme in the wp-content/themes directory provided by WordPress. For example, a Theme named Test should be in wp-content/themes/test. Your Theme may provide this directory as part of the archive.

c. Upload the Theme files to the new directory on your host server.
Follow the instructions below for selecting the new Theme.

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