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Benefits of Local WordPress Install

When I started blogging, I didn’t know what blogging platform to use. There were many choices in Fantastico to install. I don’t remember why I preferred WordPress over the other when I don’t have a single idea about WordPress then. Now I know I made the right choice. I so love WordPress! There are plenty of themes and plugins to choose from.

I tested every themes and plugin I found interesting. I also became hooked on designing my first ever WP theme. And because it consumes most of my time by uploading everything to my server, I googled on how I can install WordPress in Windows XP. I saw Geeks are Sexy’s detailed tutorial on Installing WordPress Locally Under Windows XP. She’s using XAMPP lite for Windows but I already have EasyPHP installed in my system. EasyPHP and XAMPP are applications that install Apache, MySQL, and PHP on Windows, making your PC into a server, capable of running scripts locally.

With EasyPHP already installed, I downloaded WP and set-up the database. It was as easy as 1-2-3! In no time, I have an offline blog, my test blog that looks exactly like my online blog. 🙂 I had fun exploring and testing everything! Here you can read my post on Installing WordPress Locally Using EasyPHP.

And here are the Benefits of Local WordPress Install

  • You can play around with themes and plugins without breaking online blog.
  • It saves time and bandwidth since you don’t have to consistently upload the changes on your server.
  • You can test drive and explore the latest WordPress release.

7 thoughts on “Benefits of Local WordPress Install

  1. nice post amor! sayo ko lang natutunan ung easyphp software na yan eh.. yan na din gamit ko now eh hehe.. before i was using apache for windows, php from and mysql.. separate sila and ang hirap i configure.
    using easyphp dyan ko rin ni test ung iba kong ginagawa sa php saves time and bandwidth nga 🙂

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  2. At ikaw pang Mathematician ang nagfail sa math challenge ha! Hehe! Bakit kaya ganun, buti sana kung napunta na lang sa spam. Sayang naman yung comment mo friend, ang haba pa pala, di ko tuloy nabasa.

  3. Amor, itong xampp ang gamit ko sa local wp ko. Pati plugins tinatry ko muna dito bago i-upload sa blog ko. Ang galing nga kapag may local wp dahil mas lalong nakakaganang magbutingting ng themes. 🙂

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  4. Korek ka jan friend! Nakaka adik magbutingting ng themes sa local WP minsan nga di ko namamalayan ang oras dahil jan eh, haha!

  5. Hehehe, minsan nakakalimutan na ring kumain. Malamang sa bakasyon ay dito na naman mauubos ang oras ko. Last December ko lang nakiskubre itong xampp kasi.

    Btw, may tag ako sa yo. You can check it out when you have time. 🙂

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