Running Your WordPress Site From Your Computer

Put your full site backups to good use.


In last weeks post I covered how to set up a WordPress backup plugin and how to have your backups sync to your Dropbox account. This week I’m going to cover how to take one of those full site backups and get a copy of your WordPress website running on your computer.

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How to set up a WordPress Backup Plugin

Backups are so important


This week I’m going to cover how to set up a WordPress backup plugin. Think of this as a form of disaster insurance. Nobody knows more than you just how important your website is to the health of your business. It’s just super important to make sure that you have a proper backup of your WordPress website; not just your files, but your database as well.
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Change the way WordPress inserts images


This week I want to do a quick tip to show you how to change the way that WordPress inserts images. What I mean by this is that, by default, every time you insert an image into one of your WordPress posts, WordPress will default to linking to the image.
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Local WordPress with MAMP!

This quick post will explain how to quickly and easily get a local development environment up and running on your Mac, using a free tool called MAMP. With MAMP, you’ll be able to work on WordPress, or Drupal, or Joomla (hark!), or any similar software from the comfort of your own computer, no web host needed.

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