WordPress and building a website

Well, that has been a step learning curve!

After loading WordPress which is a free website/blog design package on my Mac, the usual things happened such as needing to load other software to use it, in this case Apache web-server and PHP5 website scripting software, both also free! Don’t worry too much about the details but basically I had to set up a web-server on my Mac to allow me to develop and test a site locally. What I eventually realised was that I could install WordPress on my ISP/web-hosting companies site and do all the design & development there, thus avoiding all the problems of uploading the site when complete and ready to go live! It also negated the need for FileZilla ftp software on my Mac which would allow me to upload the website files.

Phew, that was a mouthful. Anyway, as you can see the website is now live though I am still working on it. Please treat it as a work-in-progress and come back often to see what is new.

Oh, I forgot, I also had to learn how to use it all, although once you get the hang of it it’s quite easy and fast.

So expect a few new posts over the few days as I get used to it all. Once it has settled down I hope to post at least twice a week. Eventually I will get the Comments sections configured and you will be able to add you own comments!

Be back soon


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