Category: Development

Installing WordPress

Installing WordPress

I used to be a Joomla! type of person. That was until 2014 when things kept breaking and simply not working. I started using WordPress instead when a company I worked for decided to switch from Joomla! to WordPress. This was really the first experience I had with WordPress, since I have primarily used WordPress with the occasions of using other systems such as MediaWiki, depends what work at the time I have on and what system is required.

To install WordPress, there are two ways of doing this, the easy way, and the hard way (but not that hard). I will go into more detail on the hard way soon, but first I will touch on the easy way.

Easy Install of WordPress

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Install LAMP on Fedora

Install LAMP on Fedora

dnf install mariadb-serverdnf install mariadb-serverSo, I have a old MacBook lying around, the hard drive had died, literally, couldn’t even boot it.

So I got myself a 500GB hard drive and stuck it in it. I initially tried to install Linux Mint on it, but later thought I would stick Fedora on it.

I wanted to be able to build sites, offline so needed a localhost.

To do this I followed the following directions…

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Install WAMP on Windows Server 2012

Install WAMP on Windows Server 2012

I was asked recently to get a Virtual Machine up and running. All I was given was a GUI of Windows 2012 Server. I needed to get this to run PHP and MySQL, plus some other stuff.

I did a little bit of research and chose WAMP would do what I wanted it to do. So this is the process I had to follow. This may be different for you, depends on what OS you are using.

I was using a works computer running Windows 7.

So the process I followed was:

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Software

Software

This is a list of software that I use and what I use it for. This is not a comprehensive list and there may be better stuff out there, it is my opionion and what I have found.

Code

Xcode

This is a default program that comes with Apple products. I use it coding websites and the occassional App.

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