How to Set Up WordPress Locally in 5 Minutes with DesktopServer

Setting up a localhost environment for WordPress can save you loads of time if you regularly test themes and plugins. And thanks to DesktopServer, it can take as little as 5 minutes to get WordPress up and running on your local machine.

DesktopServer is so easy, you may even consider ditching WAMP.

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through how to set up the limited version of DesktopServer on OS X.


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15 Fab bbPress Plugins to Put Your Forums in Shape

Not only does bbPress (the forum software created by the same people who make WordPress) integrate very easily into WordPress, it’s also very similar to it in that it often takes a number of plugins to get it working the way you’d like.

In this post we’ve got 15 very good ones for you. These plugins will allow you to extend bbPress’ features to get it running the way you want your forum to run.



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The WhiP Newsletter #19

Hello dear reader!

Ranty rant rant. Brian Krogsgard has let rip at a “fear mongering journalist” who unnecessarily criticized WordPress in an article about Australian politics. His rant is OTT, but it’s justified – the article in question has been poorly researched and is missing information, such as what were the three websites in question using if not WordPress? And how much should a government website cost?

Android App-date. WordPress for Android 2.9 has been released with somemuch-needed improvements, including blog discovery, interface improvements and faster notifications and stats refresh.

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Share Your WPMU DEV Video Testimonial to Win an Annual Account Worth $588!

We always love to hear what our members think about WPMU DEV, and we love it even more when we can share your feedback with the rest of the world.

So, we are inviting you to share your video testimonial telling us what you like about WPMU DEV.

And to say thank you, we’re going to give a free annual membership (worth $588!) to one lucky person.

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The WhiP Newsletter #18

Welcome to a new working week!

WorkPress. WordPress is creating more jobs, but what exactly are those jobs? Joyce Grace takes a look at the career paths WordPress has created and where to find the best jobs.

bbPress Security release. If you’re running bbPress, an update was released over the weekend, which includes an important fix for a security vulnerability.

Love thy plugin developer. Tom Ewer urges WordPress users to respect free plugin developers and show a little love in the latest post on the reinvigorated ManageWP blog.

One for the developers. New Relic offers some advice on programming concepts new software engineers should learn.

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How to Install WordPress (and Multisite) Locally on Mac/OS X With MAMP

Using WordPress in a local server environment is a must if you regularly test or develop themes and plugins.

Not only will your local sites run faster, but testing new features on your local machine will be safer than testing them on a live site.

Setting up WordPress locally isn’t difficult and will save you a lot of time if you’re constantly installing and uninstalling WordPress online.

In this tutorial I’ll walk you through how to set up MAMP on OS X, including installing MAMP, basic MAMP configuration, creating a MySQL database, and installing WordPress. I’ve included optional steps for setting up Multisite.

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How to Find Your WordPress Login URL

If you’re new to WordPress and you’ve logged out of your own site and have no idea how to log back in again, it can be a frustrating experience.

While many themes used to feature a link to the admin login URL back in the day, it’s rare to find a theme that nowadays that does.

In today’s Weekend WordPress Project I’ll show you how to quickly locate your login URL.

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The WhiP Newsletter #17

Hello Friday!

Reset the Net. Automattic joined tech companies in calling for greater online privacy yesterday in Reset the Net. The company has committed to serving pages only over SSL for all * subdomains by the end of the year in a bid tomake mass surveillance more difficult.

Premium plugins are here to stay. ManageWP ponders the future of premium plugins in a world where WordPress core is becoming more feature-rich. When it comes down to it, according to writer Brenda Barron, users will always want more than core can give.

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