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How to work best with WordPress (5 posts)

  1. jeskey
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am sure this has been discussed many times but I cannot find a relevant post. I am confused about how to work best with WordPress.

    I want to use WordPress to create a Blog. I use both Windows and Mac - trying to convert entirely to Mac. I want to host my own blog site where I have my other websites and I want to start off with an existing Theme and modify it to suit my needs as I am proficient in CSS and HTML.

    So is it best for me to setup WordPress on my computer (server and all) for development (I see you can do that on a Mac), then upload to where I ultimately host the site? Or is there an easier way?

    I currently run all my development tools on Windows - like Visual Studio. Do these tools help me design / develop the templates?

  2. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    there are a few codex chapters with lots of links:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress
    http://codex.wordpress.org/First_Steps_With_WordPress

    if you have more specific questions, please ask.

  3. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    you'll need to pick up PHP too.

  4. arrentan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Why not start directly with a shared hosting account? I am sure it is under your budget control.

    It allows you to experience the realistic website update as it is accessible online and gives you the better understanding on hosting WordPress on a hosted servers.

  5. jeskey
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for all the help. I have learned a lot from the links above. I elected to install WP on my hosted server.

    I also purchased a theme, actually several and I want to learn how to incorporate the best of both so I will be learning PHP and the best way to do development which I am sure will be on my local machine. Then upload the files to my hosted server.

    I am pretty good with ASP/HTML/CSS so hopefully PHP won't be too horrific.

    I am currently researching how to load the demo data for the theme I purchased (it is an xml file).

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