Setting Up WordPress
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Setting Up WordPress

How to install WordPress both on your computer and on a web server from scratch
4.4 (21 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,070 students enrolled
Created by Dan LeFebvre
Last updated 6/2018
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Current price: $13.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You'll be able to install WordPress on your computer
  • You'll be able to install WordPress on a remote web server (web host) on a custom domain
Course content
Expand 8 lectures 42:08
+ Introduction
8 lectures 42:08

In this video, we'll learn what we'll cover in this course.

Preview 01:28

In this video, we'll get started by installing Xampp to be our local server to run WordPress.

Preview 05:25

In this video, we'll learn how to create a new MySQL database on our computer for WordPress to use.

Creating a local MySQL database
05:20

In this video, we'll finish up installing WordPress on our local computer by connecting the database to WordPress and running through the WordPress installer. 

Installing WordPress locally
08:45

In this video, we'll jump online and get started by creating a web hosting account. We'll use DreamHost in this example, but you can use any web host you'd like.

Preview 04:44

In this video, we'll learn how to connect to our web host through an FTP program.

Connecting to our server through FTP
04:29

In this video, we'll learn how to create a MySQL database through our web host that WordPress can use.

Creating a database on our web host
03:04

In this video, we'll wrap up this course by connecting WordPress to our database and running through the WordPress installer.

Installing WordPress on our web host
08:53
Requirements
  • You'll need basic computer knowledge and internet access
  • Setting up WordPress on your computer is free, but if you want a website you'll need to pay for a web host
Description

There's a lot of one-click installs out there, but every WordPress developer needs to know how to install WordPress from scratch for the times when those one-click installers fail. In this course, we'll walk through the steps needed to install WordPress on your computer locally (great for fast testing!) and on a web host through a custom domain.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner WordPress developers needing to install it locally for testing purposes
  • Web designers who need to test their designs on WordPress
  • Aspiring web developers wanting to learn how to set up WordPress from scratch