WordPress Desktop Development

Create and test WordPress websites on your computer and import them to your web host server.
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Instructed by R. Jerome Harris Design / Web Design
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 32 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description


Course Objective: Install a WordPress Development Server on your computer, create and test WordPress websites on your computer, and then import them "live" to your web host server.

This skill is in high demand. Think of it: Build your WordPress websites right on your computer! Test and tweak them to your satisfaction and then import them to your web host server!

No Coding


In my more than 35 years of formal teaching experience, I have found that the best approach to teaching was for the teacher to place himself at the desk of and in the role of the student. And, to teach in a manner imaging that he himself is the student.

Some instructors teach over the head of the student. Not all students are the same. Yet, it is the responsibility of the teacher to find a way to reach students who "just don't get it." Indeed, the teacher should sweat over finding a solution to reach that student. If necessary, lose sleep over it. Then when the light bulb in that students head "turns on" then there is the reward!

In this course, I will teach with the Look-Over-My-Shoulder lecture method and DEMONSTRATE to you how to build a WordPress website powered by the popular Genesis Framework. This course sets the foundation for learning more about WordPress in conjunction with the Genesis Framework.

Here Is What You Will Learn

  • How To Install a "FREE" WordPress Development Server on Your Computer
  • How To Use Your WordPress Development Server to Create WordPress Websites
  • Import Your WordPress Website "Live" to Your Web Host Server

Let Me Help You

So if you want to know how to develop WordPress website on from your computer desktop and them import the finished product to your web host server, then this course is for you!

I would like to remind you that my course comes with a 30 days « no questions asked » money back guarantee. You have a full month to give it a spin, and try it out and if, for whatever reasons, you are unsatisfied, just ask for your refund. You take absolutely no risk!

After taking my course, you will know how to install a WordPress Development Server on your computer, use it to create and test your WordPress websites and when finished, import them "live" to your web host server.

Click the "Take This Course" button now.

Kind regards,

R. Jerome Harris

What are the requirements?

  • Working knowledge of WordPress

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Install a WordPress Desktop Development Server
  • Create, Test and Tweak WordPress Website on the Development Server
  • Import "Live" The WordPress Website To Web Host Server

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for WordPress users who want to learn how to develop WordPress websites from their computer and when finished, import them up to their web host server.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome & Course Overview

The student will learn a much sought after skill: Setting up a WordPress Development Server on their computer. Once the student has built up, tweaked and tested his/her WordPress website, they will learn how to import it "Live" up to their web host server.

Section 2: Desktop WordPress Development

In this lesson, the student will be able to define what Desktop WordPress Development is and why anyone building WordPress websites either for themselves or for clients, should install one on their computer.


In this lesson, the student will learn about the various FREE Desktop WordPress Development software and downloading a highly recommended software used in this course.


In this lesson, the student will be able to download and install one of the most popular (FREE) WordPress Development software applications on their computer.


In this lesson, the student will learn how to "launch" InstantWP.


In this lesson, the student will learn how to "force" InstantWP to load up in the Google Chrome web browser and why Google Chrome is better.


You can download the pms_config.ini file in the "Resources" section or my going to the following link:


Make sure you unzip the file and replace your pms_config.ini file with this one.


In this lesson, the student will learn how build a WordPress website on their WordPress Development Server.


In this lesson, the student will be able to import "live" their WordPress website from their Development server up to their web host server.


In this lesson, the student will learn how to use their Desktop WordPress Development Server to create additional (multiple) WordPress websites.

What You Have Learned - 5 Questions
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Section 3: Final Words

Thank you for taking my course!

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Instructor Biography

R. Jerome Harris, Expert IT Instructor

I am an Instructional Systems Developer (ISD) with over 35 years of course development and teaching experience. He's been creating and building WordPress websites for over 14 years for myself and my many clients. I also have many years of experience with HTML coding, CSS, Graphics Design, Affiliate Marketing, and Search Engine Optimization. I have IT certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and Novel.

Five years ago, I thought I knew everything about WordPress. After all, I had been one of its biggest fans since its beginning in 2001. Then, I discovered what WordPress really is. It is not just a cool easy-to-use and powerful Content Management System (CMS) that everyone was beginning to recognize and use to put up blogs.

WordPress is an art as well as a CMS. The meaning of this important idea cannot be given in a few words or sentences. But the meaning will become very clear when you take my course.

Albert Einstein once said, “Make things as simple as possible but no simpler." It is a very good point and it is the way I teach.

Many courses in WordPress go out of their way to make things as difficult as possible. Others oversimplify the material and leave only sawdust. Very few courses can sail the narrow channel between being too hard and too easy. I produced this course in a manner in which I placed myself in the role of the student and with the mindset of: “How would I want to be taught?"

I hope you will find my WordPress course is one of those rare courses with just the right touch. I think it may be because I did more than create it; I bled over it. My soul is in this course.

R. Jerome Harris

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