Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami – New course

Wonder how to install and run WordPress on your Windows or Mac computer? The new course Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami shows you how.

The last (for now) course in the Installing and Running WordPress series in the Online Training Library was just released: Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami.

The course is a detailed walk-through of how to use BitNami to install and run WordPress on any Windows PC or Mac. Topics covered include how to install BitNami and WordPress and make them work together, how to access and work with WordPress and its files while running under BitNami, and how to back up your content from BitNami so you can uninstall it without losing all your work in the process.

Having WordPress installed natively on your computer makes experimenting with and building things for WordPress much easier and is an important tool in your WordPress toolkit. Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami is now available, so go check it out and let me know what you think!

This course is part of the Installing and Running WordPress course series. Other courses available include:

By Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a Senior Staff Instructor at LinkedIn Learning (formerly specializing in AI, bleeding edge web technologies, and the intersection between technology and humanity. He also occasionally teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He is a popular conference and workshop speaker on all things tech ethics, AI, web technologies, and open source.

4 replies on “Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami – New course”

Hello, Morten,

I just completed the training course you offered on on both Webmatrix and Bitnami, and I enjoyed them greatly. Now I have three questions about the course material:

1. From your teaching, I understand that by using Webmatrix I can develop a complete offline WordPress website collection build in my personal PC, then “push” the site project to a web host when I am ready. I wonder if I can accomplish the same function (i.e., “pushing” the offline site to web host) using Bitnami as well. (My guess is yes, but want to confirm with you).

2. Why do you have a preference of using Bitnami for your offline development work over WebMatrix as you mentioned in the teaching ?

3. Does Bitnami support WordPress Multisite development ?

Many thanks.

Alec Wang

@Alec: Answers, in order:

1. You can’t push and pull files from a server directly with BitNami or WAMP. For that you have to use an FTP application like FileZilla.

2. I have been using BitNami for years, but I am currently running WAMP instead because I am running some pretty intense experiments that are not easy to do in BitNami.

3. You can set up a WordPress Network under BitNami, WebMatrix and WAMP. Just follow the standard setup process.

Hi Morten, I’ve been loving your WordPress courses on I’m just wondering with Bitnami if you can run multiple sites (with separate databases)? I am trying to develope a number of sites at the same time. Do I need to use WAMP instead of Bitnami to be able to do this?

You can do it with BitNami too. Just log in to phpMyAdmin (localhost/phpMyAdmin) and set up separate databases. Then you drop new instances of WordPress into sub-folders in your www folder under BitNami and hook them to the different databases. They’ll be accessible from localhost/newsite/ etc

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