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Local WordPress Development – Laragon and Beyond

  • Categories Free
  • Total Hour 45m
  • Total Enrolled 4
  • Last Update August 9, 2019

About Course

You will need a Windows 10 computer and access to the Internet to follow the course and install Laragon. The course is included at no cost in your free WebTNG Academy membership.

Description

This free course is for people who want to run WordPress on their own Windows computer.  With a local WordPress install you can create your website “off-line” and publish it on the Internet when you are ready.  Local WordPress also allows you to test themes and plugins and make changes without breaking the site that the public sees.

We will be using Laragon.  Laragon is a PHP development package that includes everything needed.  “Laragon” is a program for Windows that installs and allows you to manage the Apache web server, MySQL database engine, and the PHP language interpreter.  This is what is needed for WordPress.  Easy, fast, free, and well supported — Laragon hits a home run.

In the first part of the course we download and install Laragon and we setup WordPress. We also do a quick tour of Laragon features. This covers the essentials that users should know about.

The second part of the course is provided in a “cookbook” format where small, targeted tasks are explained and demonstrated.  These include tasks such as switching to a different version of PHP, modifying some of the PHP settings, or updating Laragon itself when a new version is released.

The third part of the course includes lessons about setting up a “starter” site and how to publish your site on the Internet.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to install and configure Laragon
  • How to install WordPress
  • How to migrate a WordPress website to the Internet

Topics for this course

10 Lessons45m

Up and Running with Laragon

Goal and Introduction00:02:30
Download and Install Laragon
Installing WordPress
Quick Laragon Tour
Student Feedback

Laragon Cookbook

WordPress From Local to Live

About the instructors

I have been working with computers professionally for the past 25 years.  When the Internet was just taking hold, I helped put in the first public access computers and create the first website for the Miami-Dade Public Library system.  I began in IT doing tech support, then moved into network and database administration. I ended up working as an IT manager and developer for a large photography company for a number of years.   I've been building WordPress websites since 2013.
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local wordpress development

Requirements

  • A Windows Computer
  • The desire to learn

Target Audience

  • People wanting to build a WordPress website
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