Moving to self hosting (http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/):

  • introduction : self hosted vs. wordpress.com (limited themes, plug-ins, widgets)
  • local host on our computer
  • What do we need ?

1. Php 5 & MySql

2. Latest wordpress version from wordpress.org

3. Understanding file management

4. Code editor (notepad++ for example)

5. FTP application

  • Options for local hosting – BitNami / WAMP / MAMP
  • BitNami.org – choosing the installation for WordPress @ download – install under MyDocuments – create a new folder called BitNami
  • Type ¨localhost¨as the Hostname

Installing Plugins from within WordPress:

  • Searching & installing plug-ins
  • Troubleshooting – changing a crashing site

New themes & understanding WordPress file system – File structure of WordPress inside your local server – ¨Behind the scene¨of WordPress

Installing Plugins & Themes manually

Building a Child Theme –

New style.css

@import url (‘../twntyten/style.css’) ;

/*

Theme Name:

URI:

Description:

Author:

Template: twentyten

*/