I have installed wordpress.org on my computer system, and I exported a copy of the website, to my computer, from wordpress.com.
I want to work with my website, on my computer within wordpress.org, but I can't figure out how to get these two things to connect.
I have read all the instructions, but I'm still lost.
Can anyone please explain it to me in plain english?
Answer by jadtechnic · May 28, 2012 at 11:25 PM
wordpress is pretty simple you can set up a premade theme to use right on there we site then you canuse Windows Live Essentials ( windows writer) or a number of other blog writer aps.. they are very easy to set up bsically name of service wordpress then your user name and password , after that its pretty much like typeing your message here on this forum..
if your going to try and make custom themes your going to have to learn and understand style sheets and programming there are a beginner tutorials at word press for this ..
word press is pretty much set up to be a blog or news feed you can do customized themes far easyer to use the free offering or paid varity others offer :)
just keep in mind do not use any WYSIWYG editior on ready made themes it these editors make changes that can mess things up ..
Answer by Compucore · May 28, 2012 at 11:30 PM
And you have others like myself who use a home web server with IIS or Apache on their web servers at home and install the themes directly there with PHP and Mysql install on the web server. This is why I was also asking if he was trying to set it up at home with a home made web server with Windows or a Linux server at home as well. To Make things clear on which way they are going on it.
Answer by monaleasaa · May 29, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Hi everybody ... I really appreciate the help however I think I need to clarify my problem...
I have been working with WP for a while now. And I have been using Wordpress.COM
I'm comfortable with CSS and HTML. and I have created a website within Wordpress.COM
The problem came up when I wanted to import my website onto my computer so that I could work with in within Wordpress.ORG and then, after I'm finished just upload it to my domain.
Last night I installed WampServer and, hopefully I will install Wordpress.ORG.
Then the next challenge will be to import my webiste, hopefully, without loosing to many pics/etc on the way.
PS... I'm running Win 7 and Firefox...