How to run WordPress on your Laptop

In this new Podcast Season I will start things off by showing you how to run WordPress on your laptop. I will explain this on a Mac, but the process is very similar (if not identical) on a PC. All you need is an installer that gives you Apache, MySQL and PHP on your local machine.

Don’t worry if you don’t know what this means, I’ll explain it in the screencast. Here are links to these packages:

You’ll also need a copy of WordPress which you can download here.

If anything is unclear please let me know below. As always, enjoy!

Jay is the CEO and founder of WP Hosting, a boutique style managed WordPress hosting and support service. He has been working with Plesk since version 9 and is a qualified Parallels Automation Professional. In his spare time he likes to develop iOS apps and WordPress plugins, or draw on tablet devices. He blogs about his coding journey at and

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