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

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



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