Environment Setup for writing WordPress Plugins Series

This series will give you, the developer, a repository of the best way to setup your developing environment.  Included in this series are:

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Installing WordPress to a localhost with MAMP

Ok so you have MAMP installed and working and you want to create you first dummy site to test plugins on.  If you do not have MAMP installed then go to Creating a local developing environment with MAMP.  Lets get right into the steps.

  1. Once you have MAMP installed and working properly, go to http://wordpress.org and download wordpress.
  2. Copy all the files and place them in your Applications->MAMP->htdocs.Wordpress_install_files Continue reading “Installing WordPress to a localhost with MAMP”

Creating a local WordPress developing environment with MAMP

Why do I need a local developing environment?

With a local WordPress developing environment all plugins are stored on your local machine and accessed very easily.  Also, it is much faster to develop locally then constantly saving changes to server files through an FTP account.  So without further ado, to develop locally you need to create a localhost.  A localhost is basically a server that runs on your machine locally.  This is great for developing and testing plugins on a dummy test site before they go live.  Once you have this localhost up and running, it will make your developing process quicker and more efficient. Continue reading “Creating a local WordPress developing environment with MAMP”