Creating a Site in DesktopServer v5.0

Creating a new WordPress website on your local computer is simple and only takes a few steps. Use this guide to help you learn how in just a couple of minutes.

  • From the Main Menu, select, “Create a new development website.”
  • Click, ‘Next’
  • Enter Site name URL. By default, all URLs for local development will end with the dev.cc extension
  • Enter the Site root (where you would like the WordPress files installed) or leave the default
    • For Windows users the Site root default is c:\users\<username>\Sites
    • For MacOS users the Site root default is /Users/<username>/Sites
  • Choose whether or not you want this to be a multisite network
  • Click, ‘Next’
  • Choose which Blueprint you would like to use.
    • DesktopServer comes pre-shipped with the latest version of WordPress available at the time of update (no internet connetion required) as well as a Dynamic Blueprint which automatically downloads the latest version of WordPress (internet connection required).
    • You can also create your own blueprints which allow you to preconfigure themes and plugins for quick and easy installation of the designs you most commonly use. You can learn more about our blueprint feature here.
  • Click, ‘Next’
  • If using a WordPress release blueprint (a blueprint with WordPress with a version number, in this case WordPress 5.9.0), click here.
  • If using the WordPress Latest Blueprint, enter the Title along with your desired Administrative Username and Password
  • Click, ‘Next’
  • DesktopServer will now copy all the necessary WordPress files and configure a corresponding database
  • Your preconfigured WordPress site is now set up
    • You can now visit your site by clicking on the URL link
    • You can now click ‘Next’ to return to the Main Menu
    • You can now click on ‘View Sites’ to open a web browser with a list of all of your DesktopServer installed WordPress websites
  • Visiting your site will open your browser and take you to the home page with Username and Password confirmations
  • You can now log into your WordPress Dashboard/Back End by clicking on the, “Log into the Dashboard” link

Follow these instructions if you are using a WordPress release blueprint (a blueprint with WordPress with a version number, in this case WordPress 5.9.0)

  • Select the WordPress Version Number
  • Click, ‘Next’
  • DesktopServer will now copy your WordPress files and configure your site’s corresponding database
  • Once your site is created, click on the link to take you to your newly created site
  • You will now be taken to the standard WordPress Installation Screen
    • Choose your Language
    • Click, ‘Continue’
  • Give your new site a Title
  • Create an Administrative Username and Password
    • Check the “Confirm use of weak password” if necessary (the use of weak passwords is NOT RECOMMENDED)
  • Enter the email address of the Administrative Contact
  • Click, “Install WordPress”
  • You will now be shown a “Success!” Screen
  • You now have the option to log into the WordPress Dashboard/Back End by clicking on the, ‘Log In’ Button
  • In DesktopServer, you have the option to go to the Main Menu by clicking, ‘Next’
  • In DesktopServer, you have the option to view all of your installed sites by clicking on the, ‘View Sites’ Button

Congratulations! You have now created and set up your WordPress Site! Have Fun!

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