In the previous videos, we looked at how to set up a WAMP (Windows, Apache, Mysql, PHP) stack on Windows 10, and how to set up a Mysql database and connect it to a fresh local installation of WordPress. In this video we take a look at a long (but in no way definitive) list of things you can do to set up and secure your site for design and development.
If you haven’t watched the previous tutorials and want to install WordPress locally on your computer, you can find them here:
Install WAMP on Windows 10:
Install WordPress locally on WAMP:
Once you have WordPress installed, do you know what to do next? It’s a classic beginner mistake to just start building a site right out of the box. There are a number of modifications which should ideally be made for security, search engine optimization, functionality, as well as design and development purposes.
This list is going to become a source for future tutorials; I will likely make at least one video for each topic that I don’t cover in-depth here. For example, updating to the latest version of PHP and and installing an SSL certificate will certainly require their own videos, whereas it was quick and easy to show how to create child categories in this video.
I hope you found this helpful! Feel free to leave me comments letting me know if I left anything out, or requesting a topic for my next video.