I have a couple of questions regarding instructions you gave on your recent training video thru Kelby Training.
First, I am on a Mac and would like to know what to name my web URL in the server setup. You indicate Localhost for Windows. Is it the same for Mac?
Second, is the setup the same for setting up a local server (Apache) to test and customize WordPress if WordPress is my blog link on my index page?
Thanks for any clarification you can give.
Thanks for watching my video. I went over that installation process rather quickly in that CS5 preview video, but here are some answers to help you in the meantime.
1. On a Mac, I recommend you get the MAMP set of programs at http://www.mamp.info. And of course, that you also download and install WordPress.
2. As for the settings and address of your local testing server, follow the instructions from the MAMP site and you should find all you need about how to set up a Mac. Much of it does depend on what software you use and how you set it up on your computer.
3. If you have a site that is built in Dreamweaver and just links to a blog in WordPress from the front page, you can edit the blog just as you would if all you had was a blog, like I showed in that video. To make it all work well together, consider moving all of your Dreamweaver files into the root folder for your local testing server along with the WordPress files. That way you have it all in one place on your hard drive, running on your local server, in the same relative location that it all resides in on the server where you host your site and blog. (If you host your site and blog on different servers, it doesn’t matter if your WordPress files and your main site files are in the same folder on your computer because you’ll need the full URL to link from one to the other anyway).
I hope that helps and I wish you all the best with your site and your blog,