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This course will teach you about DesktopServer and how to use it to set up a web server environment on your Windows PC or Mac so that you can work with WordPress locally.
This is not a course that teaches you how to do WordPress development or WordPress web design, but it is ideal for anyone that is a WordPress developer or web designer, or even just someone who want to play around and become familiar with WordPress without having the hassle of buying a domain and hosting.
This course shows you exactly how to quickly and easily create a local environment where you can...
In addition, you'll learn how to create template sites, pre-populated with your essential plugins and theme that you can use as a starting point for any new site you build. Just click a button and have the site built for you!
DesktopServer comes in two versions, free, and paid. This course takes you through how to use BOTH the paid and free versions to work with and move your sites between the online hosted environment and the local PC/Mac environment.
The example site used in the course is a real site that is under development for a client, and the course had been created by someone who has been actively using WordPress since it's very first release in 2003.
This is the quickest and simplest way to work with WordPress offline that I know of, and is used by numerous WordPress professionals around the world.
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|Section 1: Introduction and Course Outline|
Important Information About Watching This CoursePreview
What We Are Going to Cover on the CoursePreview
What DesktopServer Is, and Why You Should Use ItPreview
The Different Versions ExplainedPreview
|Section 2: Setting up the Local Environment|
In this lecture you will be taken through how to install the file you downloaded from ServerPress.
Running Desktopserver for the First Time
Install and Update WordPress
What are the differences between the DesktopServer paid and free versions?
|Section 3: Downloading an Existing WordPress Site|
DesktopServer can import sites from a range of file exports. In this lecture we take a look at the options DesktopServer provides when it comes to imports. The lecture explains about InfiniteWP and takes you through how to create a backup using it, and then take that backup file and use it to re-create the site locally in DesktopServer.
How to Import the Export File Generated by a Backup Plugin
|Section 4: Move Your Site Online Using Direct Deploy|
How to Use the Direct Deploy Method
|Section 5: Move Your Site Online Using Quick Deploy|
Populate Database Details Using the Plugin
An Alternative Way to Populate the Database Details
Creating the Export File
Running the QuickDeploy PHP File
QuickDeploy Practical Exercise
|Section 6: Working With the Free Version of DesktopServer|
A Free and Easy Way to Move a Site Online - Part 1
A Free and Easy Way to Move a Site Online - Part 2
Moving an Online Site to Your Local DesktopServer - Introduction
Creating and Downloading the Export File
Creating an Empty Site and Preparing for Import
Starting the Restore Process and Handling Problems
Finishing the Install, and the Important Final Steps
|Section 7: Troubleshooting|
Fixing the Windows 10 "Another Server Running on Port 80" Problem
What to Do if You Get a 403 Error
|Section 8: What's Next?|
I've been building web sites since the mid/late 90's, and am the author of the book WordPress For All : How To Create A Website For Business Or Personal Use, Quickly & Easily - Whatever Your Skill Level. It is available available on Amazon for the Kindle, with a paperback version due to follow in the near future.
I've been using WordPress since it was first released, and prior to that, B2 (the software WordPress was forked from). I've built numerous websites both for myself and for clients, using HTML, WordPress, and Joomla. From the very first commercial web site I built (in the days before Google existed) I have made a point of building my sites with search engine optimisation in mind, and have had top ranking for many of my sites for some of the toughest keywords out there.
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