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Installing A Local Server Installing A Local Server

When teaching a class, getting students up and running on local WordPress installs is often a preferred. Students will not need to rely on a hosting account and an Internet connection. There are different ways, you can run a local server environment.

The Codex is an online manual for WordPress and a living repository for WordPress information and documentation. Functions, hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same., classes, or methods are documented in the new WordPress Code Reference.

The Codex has a guide Installing A Local Server to help with this.

You can use virtual machines, too. Try this guide: Setting Up Your Machine