1 Week 3 learning goals
- Download and install WordPress
- Perform basic configuration, including choice of skin.
- Document installation and configuration steps (make sure that both you and others could follow the same procedure).
- Short feedback homework 1
- Questions/Answers for homework 2 (PHP/MySQL application)
- Finalizing homework 2 (about 50 minutes)
3.1 Hands on - WordPress installation preparation
- Find the official download for WordPress
- Examine the requirements (do you have the right PHP/MySQL stack ?)
- Find the documentation and try to follow the "famous 5 minute" installation
- Decide how to create useful installation notes (both you and others could reproduce the installation in a similar context)
Found (in class)
- php 5.6 or >
- MySQL 5.6 > or MariaDB 10.0 or >
- Apache or Nginx
3.2 Hands on - Install and configure WordPress
Roughly you will have to go through the following steps
- Download the archive
- Examine the Zip file and unzip in the right place
- Edit the configuration file (it also can be created by the installation script, but we recommend doing it manually)
- Run the configuration script.
4 Homework 3
(1) Create a full installation and configuration notice for a WordPress installation
- Separate the various logical steps, i.e. distinguish between prerequisites, download, database preparation, installation and configuration
- Make sure to explain the context and limits of your notice, e.g. that you use a specific OS and Apache/MySQL/PHP stack.
- Include a little section on what could go wrong and how to handle it.
- Add a selection of important and useful documentation links.
- Make sure that you can reach the this notice from different locations and devices (come up with a solution that works and tell us which one you use)
(2) Write a short report
- It should briefly describe the design of your installation notes.
- Wednesday week 4 before class
- The Codex. In principle all you need to install and configure WordPress
- How to Install WordPress on Localhost Using Xampp Server Blog post by WPDean, Aug 9 2016. (Many other such tutorials exist, make sure to read a more recent one....)