I'm running a 2005 PowerPC OS 10.5.8 and am not a coder. I'm a motion graphic designer trying to learn some web development skills.
I wonder if I need to buy a new computer to get any kind of localhosting to work? Both my Firefox and Safari browsers have been showing error flags saying they are out of date for months now. Google Chrome doesn't run on my PowerPC either. Also I can't find a coding text editor to run on my old hardware. Is there one?
Following some of these earlier threads with similar problems, I opened the wp-config.php and changed the DB Name, User, Password and Host info to root, root and localhose etc....
The wp-config.php file opens up in Dreamweaver since I own Abode Creative Suite CS3. Not sure if it saves the file back to a php file or not but it says it is in the "Get Info". I'm not familiar with Dreamweaver. Then I see one tutorial to do something with the wp-config-sample.php file but they don't explain the relationship.
Additionally I set up a database in GoDaddy first to play around with the WordPress theme Twenty Eleven. I want to stick with this default theme to make things easier and there's a compreshensive lesson covering this theme on lynda.com called "WordPress Essential Training"
with Morten Rand-Hendriksen.
So do I have all these problems?
Old PowerPC architecture
No code text editor compatible with PowerPC
Conflicting Database setup from GoDaddy
I suppose whatever preliminary things I did like adding some content and plug-ins to Twenty Eleven theme are going to wiped out now that it seems I have to create a new database using MAMP right?
I didn't realize until later I would have to create a child theme and it seems a localhost setup is needed to develop a child theme right?
Sorry for all the questions but I'm in need of some basic info regarding workflow, setup and directions forward. Thanks.