04 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Professional WordPress Development Environments

In this series, we’re taking a look at the various practices that are used in professional WordPress development. In the previous article, we reviewed a set of strategies and reference material that are useful when building themes, plugins, and WordPress-based applications…

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28 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

How to Create a Local WordPress Website in Windows with Xampp

I believe that all WordPress users should have a local installation of WordPress on their PC. The benefits are numerous – you can test themes, plugins, and fiddle with a blog’s design without anyone seeing. It’s lightning quick. There is no danger of being indexed by Google. You can even take a whole website, download it to a local WordPress installation, and play around…

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02 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

How to Install WordPress for Mac Locally with MAMP

Any WordPress developer should have a local version of WordPress installed on their PC or Mac. Even if you are only a bit of a tinkerer, an offline environment is a much better place to do your work.

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24 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

How to Use NetBeans for WordPress Debugging & Development

NetBeans is an excellent, free IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that is well suited for WordPress website development. Coupled with the free or premium version of DesktopServer and you will have a modern, professional…

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24 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

A Step by Step Guide to Setup a WordPress Development Environment for Windows

Having a local WordPress test environment is essential for developing themes, plugins, and updating sites. The last thing you want to do is update a live site or install a plugin that completely breaks the site. In this tutorial I’m…

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19 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to Create a WordPress Development Environment in Seconds with DesktopServer For Windows and Mac

I love to try out new ways to set up test environments for WordPress, in hopes of finding the most ideal development set up. DesktopServer is one that I found particularly easy to set up, even for non-technical persons…

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12 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to Sync A Local and Remote WordPress Blog Using Version Control

Ever wondered how you might use Version Control with WordPress? If you prefer to work on your WordPress projects locally but have to get them to sync remotely, this tutorial is for you. You have probably…

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09 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Best 10 Ways to Set Up a Testing Environment for WordPress

It’s very important to have an environment where you can test new themes and plugins without breaking your live site. That’s why many WordPress site administrators choose to set up a staging ground for exploring new options and then committing…

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11 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Instant WordPress – A Free Portable Development Environment

Instant WordPress is a complete standalone, portable WordPress development environment. It turns any Windows machine into a WordPress development server and can even run from a USB key. Yes, it’s that portable…

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25 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

A really sweet WordPress development environment

I’m always trying to figure out a more efficient way to do development. I’ve tried more than a dozen different applications to develop in: Notepad, Notepad++, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, Aptana, and so on…

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