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Downloaded.. now what (11 posts)

  1. laurarobinson90
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So, I have downloaded all the files onto my computer. Is there supposed to be a WordPress program? I have intalled MySQL.. now what do I do? This is very complicated!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you intend to run WordPress locally for development purposes (which means that no on will be able to see your site if they are not using your computer)? Or do you intend to run a site that is publically accessible?

  3. laurarobinson90
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I want to make the site on my computer yes, then publish it afterwards once completed

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Be warned that you will need to get involved in some pretty technical step if you want to upload a pre-published local site to a remote server. But if that's what you want, see installing WordPress locally.

  5. laurarobinson90
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    which is the easiest way then to make a site with wordpress?

  6. laurarobinson90
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    because what I am doing is starting to do this on my own now. I used to have a publisher who did all this and i designed but now i am learning how to do this.. any help?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Unless you are pretty comfortable moving files and databases around, I would strongly advise you to develop all of your sites online in situ.

  8. laurarobinson90
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    alright.. honestly, I am still a bit lost as I have said I have come from the designing to now the css codes php and all that.. i have been told wordpress is the way my partner used his sites.. now i am trying to figure out how to use wordpress to create sites for clients..

  9. OmniCleaner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I agree with you laura, I feel like there is just something that I'm missing. It is just not working, and I don't know what the missing link is.

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You need to install WordPress on each of the client's sites. I'd suggest installing it in a sub-folder so that you can develop it "behind closed doors". Then, when you are ready to launch the site, see Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory which outlines a method of allowing WP to take over the root domain folder by just moving 1 or 2 files.

    Far easier than a local install followed by a remote site synch.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @OmniCleaner: It is considered impolite to interrupt another poster's thread. Please post a new topic.

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