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Install WordPress for local development

  • I am installing WordPress onto my computer for multiple sites using wamp and want to know if I should include the “wordpress” folder/directory, or take the files out of it and copy them directly into my site’s folder (c://wamp/www/mysite/ or d://websites/mysite1/)?

    Using my FTP client to look at my remote WordPress install, I noticed the directory structure like this:
    …with some other site files such as:
    .htaccess, error log, index.php
    …and folders such as:
    images, css, cgi-bin, _notes
    …located outside the wordpress folder.
    *I am confused as to why these files are outside the “wordpress” directory on my public host.

    On my PC, so far I have it structured like this:
    … would it be better to install it like this?:
    “/wamp/www/mysite1” –>with the wordpress files taken out of the “wordpress” folder, and directly copied into the “mysite1” folder
    *The problem I see with this is if I end up needing the former directory structure (/wamp/www/mysite1/wordpress) to hold the files and folders found outside the wordpress folder on my public host.

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