WordPress for Mac

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An open source blogware platform that comes with extensive online resources and will help you create and publish your own websites.

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WordPress is an open source and comprehensive web development software solution that makes it simple and easy to design and publish personal websites or blogs.

Community backed web site creation software

Moreover, WordPress has been developed by volunteers and its capabilities can be easily extended with the help of a wide array of community created and supported plug-ins.

In order to install WordPress on your Mac, you will first need to install the open source MAMP app (Macintosh, Apache, MySQL and PHP), which will enable you to effortlessly set up and configure your own personal web server. As a result, you will be able to test the website before publishing it online.

The next step is to make sure you start up the MAMP servers and create a new database that can be used by WordPress, then unzip the downloaded WordPress archive and move the WordPress folder content within MAMP’s document root (i.e. /Users/Your Username/Sites/wordpress/).

Detailed and comprehensive online support area

More details about the installation process, as well as a step by step guide of the entire process is available on the Installing WordPress locally on your Mac page, on Wordpress online support website.

After starting to work on building your own web projects, you will find the WordPress online resources extremely useful. The Themes Directory provides over 2,000 website themes that can be customized to match your own needs (some of the included themes provide extra services if you are willing to pay).

Vast selection of website plug-ins

Furthermore, it also provides you with an extensive extensive online WordPress plug-ins collection (over 29.000 entries at the moment and still counting), which will help you to extend the app’s capabilities and improve your workflow.

Wordpress plug-ins can be added automatically using the built-in plug-in installer, or manually by copying their archive content in the wp-content/plugins folder that you can find in your WordPress directory (further details are available on the Installing Plugins page, on the online WordPress support website)

Powerful and full-featured website manager software solution

On the whole, WordPress is a very efficient and exhaustive solution if you are looking for a software to help you design and publish your own websites.

Also, WordPress’s highly intuitive and streamlined workflow, combined with the extensive plug-in collection, the community created themes and the comprehensive support area, will further improve your entire web design and creation experience.

WordPress was reviewed by Sergiu Gatlan
Last updated on August 18th, 2015
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