Local Development. What is it? Why do you need it? Many of you may know that “Cowboy Coding,” or coding on a live server is not a good idea, but you might not know a better way. In this workshop, I will show you how to create a fully functional WordPress environment on your own computer in just a few minutes with minimal “brain damage,” and talk about some of the best practices when incorporating it into your workflow.
Prior to the workshop, it would be in your best interest to download and install DesktopServer from ServerPress, LLC as this will be the main tool that we will be using during the workshop. You can download the file for either Mac or PC here: https://serverpress.com/get-desktopserver/
If you have any installation issues prior to the class, please feel free to contact ServerPress Support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to mention that you’ll be attending the workshop at WordCamp Ann Arbor.