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How To Install Wordpress Offline by Theist8110: 7:57am On Nov 22, 2019
As easy as it is to set up and run a website with WordPress, there’s still a lot you can do wrong. Among the biggest mistakes the user make:

Neglecting to back up their WordPress site
Not caring about WordPress security
Using plugins and themes from non-trustworthy sources
One of the worst practices, however, is making changes to their live sites.

Ever found yourself uploading your modified functions.php or style sheet to your site praying that it won’t break something? Or tried out a new plugin only to find that it shot your entire site to hell and left you scrambling for a fix for hours?

There’s gotta be a better way, right?

Well, it turns out there is and it is called local development. What’s that you ask? Well, it basically means setting up a copy of your WordPress website on your local computer instead of an online web server.

Why would anyone do that? Well, knowing how to install WordPress offline offers numerous benefits. In this post, you will not only learn what those are but also how up a local server on your computer and install WordPress on it.

Are you ready for that? Then let’s get started.

Why Install WordPress Offline?
There are many good reasons to install WordPress on a local server. For some people, like theme and plugin developers, it’s even mandatory in order to test their work.

In addition to that, in contrast to an online staging environment, a local development server is completely independent of an Internet connection and you can take it with you wherever you go.

Besides that, since everything is happening on your local computer, you benefit from faster loading times and more efficient workflow.

Plus, installing WordPress offline allows you to test site changes, themes and plugins in a safe environment that, if something goes wrong, won’t take your live site down with it.

Finally, as you will see below, setting up a local development environment is completely free, something that can’t be said about most rented online space.

Convinced yet? Then let’s take a look at how to make this happen.

Some Things You Will Need
As you probably know, the WordPress platform can not run on its own but needs a server environment. In fact, it has some very specific requirements.

For example, WordPress needs both PHP and MySQL present in order to work. The former is the main language it is written in while the latter powers its database.

In addition to that, most servers come with database administration interface like phpMyAdmin (unless you know how to write MySQL queries, that is) and some other extras.

Long story short, to install WordPress offline, you need to recreate this kind of environment on your local computer.

There are several free solutions out there to do so, however, in this tutorial will be using XAMPP, which stands for cross-platform, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl.

As you can already see from the name, this piece of software contains all of the components to set up a local server. It also works across platforms, meaning both PC, Mac, and Linux users can use it. Plus, you can download XAMPP for free from Apache Friends.

There are also Windows and Mac-specific software stacks called WAMP and MAMP. They also get the job done, however, we found XAMPP to be the most versatile of the pack.

Installing XAMPP on Your Computer

Re: How To Install Wordpress Offline by Theist8110: 8:09am On Nov 22, 2019
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