I’m pretty pleased as to where the Tampa Bay WordPress group is going these days. Next week we’ll be going over how to install WordPress locally on your computer for easy and quick development.
So, I’m guilty. I’m not very good at following the whole development process. Having a design background, maybe I can be granted an excuse? Typically, a developer (WordPress or otherwise) will develop on their computer with a similar production server environment. Instead of having to use FTP to upload files or download files, it’s all done right then and there from their machine. So there is virtually no waiting. After developing you’d then push all your updates to a staging area, and then finally the production server.
I’m guilty of not doing this. Although it’s standard for you to develop on your machine, I usually throw a WordPress install up online real fast to stage for a client, totally skipping local dev. It’s not the best practice, and I don’t reccomend doing it– especially since my current host, Media Temple, has been real flaky and overal slow. I no longer recommend Media Temple as a host.
Back to the topic at Hand- WordPress and installing it locally–We’ll be going over in detail next Wednesday on how to install it on Windows, Mac, and MAYBE Linux. Depends if we get a uproar on it. I’m guessing most WordPress users in Tampa are on Windows or Mac.
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Wednesday, March 14th, 6:30pm
CDB’s Southside Italian Restaurant in South Tampa
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