WordPress: How to create a local copy of a live site for development and testing

In this article, I will detail how to make a local “dev” copy of my live WordPress blog for the purpose of testing new styles, developing plugins and experimenting with new themes. My live WordPress blog is at http://bluegalaxy.info/codewalk. On my local Windows PC I have Bitnami WAMP stack installed, which includes an Apache2 server, … Continue reading WordPress: How to create a local copy of a live site for development and testing

Atom: How to run MySQL queries in Atom using a package called Data Atom

In this article, I will demonstrate how to run queries from within Atom using a package called ‘Data Atom’. Step 1: Install Data Atom package Warning: Before attempting to install any packages in Atom, make sure you disable any real-time virus or malware protection programs you have running, such as Malwarebytes. In the Atom Settings … Continue reading Atom: How to run MySQL queries in Atom using a package called Data Atom

MySQL: How to install a test database and confirm the installation

Now that I have installed PHP and MySQL: How to install PHP/MySQL and confirm the installation I wanted to start using MySQL so I searched for a sample database full of data that I could install for testing. I found this “Employee Sample Database” on the dev.mysql.com website: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/employee/en/ The instructions for installation: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/employee/en/employees-installation.html led … Continue reading MySQL: How to install a test database and confirm the installation

How to install PHP/MySQL and confirm the installation

The quickest way I found to install PHP and MySQL was to download the Bitnami WAMP stack module, which also installs a fresh Apache 2 server. See: https://bitnami.com/stack/wamp The installer I found for Windows 10 was called “bitnami-wampstack-7.1.14-0-windows-x64-installer.exe”. In running the installation, Bitnami creates a folder for apache2, php, and mysql here: C:\Bitnami\wampstack-7.1.14-0 Bitnami also … Continue reading How to install PHP/MySQL and confirm the installation