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How to locally install Wordpress, Ubuntu 8.10 , XAMPP already installed. [message #184690] Thu, 16 January 2014 19:21 Go to next message
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Is it pretty easy to install locally Wordpress on a somewhat old Ubuntu (8.10), without disrupting the version of XAMMP that is already in place?
I want to practice using Wordpress, and also I want to study the internals, the PHP source code, to help learn how to develop.

There are hundreds of examples of free php source codes out there, but the quality is going to vary hugely, so without knowing anything about the web site the source code example is supposed to support, it's hard to assess quickly which examples are of value.

Some have suggested learning by looking at the internals of a CMS (mostly PHP). And Wordpress is probably easier to start with than Drupal. (although I am looking at Drupal books).

By the way, some of the resources I gathered to learn how to install Xamp last December was from Q&A at this user group, you were very helpful a month ago, so thanks for that. I did get the experience last month that some members at comp.lang.php are very helpful.

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Re: How to locally install Wordpress, Ubuntu 8.10 , XAMPP already installed. [message #184691 is a reply to message #184690] Thu, 16 January 2014 19:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:21:49 -0800, irishhacker wrote:

> Is it pretty easy to install locally Wordpress on a somewhat old Ubuntu
> (8.10), without disrupting the version of XAMMP that is already in
> place?

Probably best asked in a wordpress group, as I suspect that few here will
have familiarity with that product, and even less will have familiarity
with installing current wordpress distros on Ubuntu 8.10 XAMMP.

Additionally, those here who did have familiarity with installing 4 year
old wordpress on 4 year old Ubuntu XAMMP have probably forgotten any
gotchas that you'd be hoping they could warn you about.

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Re: How to locally install Wordpress, Ubuntu 8.10 , XAMPP already installed. [message #184692 is a reply to message #184690] Fri, 17 January 2014 00:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 17/01/14 01:21, irishhacker(at)gmail(dot)com wrote:
> Is it pretty easy to install locally Wordpress on a somewhat old Ubuntu (8.10), without disrupting the version of XAMMP that is already in place?
> I want to practice using Wordpress, and also I want to study the internals, the PHP source code, to help learn how to develop.
>
> There are hundreds of examples of free php source codes out there, but the quality is going to vary hugely, so without knowing anything about the web site the source code example is supposed to support, it's hard to assess quickly which examples are of value.
>
> Some have suggested learning by looking at the internals of a CMS (mostly PHP). And Wordpress is probably easier to start with than Drupal. (although I am looking at Drupal books).
>
> By the way, some of the resources I gathered to learn how to install Xamp last December was from Q&A at this user group, you were very helpful a month ago, so thanks for that. I did get the experience last month that some members at comp.lang.php are very helpful.
>
> Robert
>
Use "sudo do-release-upgrade" to upgrade your ubuntu to the latest version.
After that it should just be "sudo apt-get install wordpress", it's like
when you install any other programs in ubuntu, you use apt-get.

Don't forget to make backup before you start upgrading.

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Re: How to locally install Wordpress, Ubuntu 8.10 , XAMPP already installed. [message #184695 is a reply to message #184690] Fri, 17 January 2014 05:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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irishhacker(at)gmail(dot)com wrote:

> Is it pretty easy to install locally Wordpress on a somewhat old Ubuntu
> (8.10), without disrupting the version of XAMMP that is already in place?

Is it pretty cold outside? That is a stupid question.

<http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html>

> I want to practice using Wordpress, and also I want to study the
> internals, the PHP source code, to help learn how to develop.

Good luck.

> There are hundreds of examples of free php source codes out there, but the
> quality is going to vary hugely, so without knowing anything about the web
> site the source code example is supposed to support, it's hard to assess
> quickly which examples are of value.

RTFM.

> Some have suggested learning by looking at the internals of a CMS (mostly
> PHP). And Wordpress is probably easier to start with than Drupal.
> (although I am looking at Drupal books).

RTFM, STFW, UTSL.

> By the way, some of the resources I gathered to learn how to install Xamp
> last December was from Q&A at this user group, you were very helpful a
> month ago, so thanks for that. I did get the experience last month that
> some members at comp.lang.php are very helpful.

It is XAMPP. This is not a user group, but a PHP newsgroup. And your name
belongs in the From header field value. Next time, ask a smart question.


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Re: How to locally install Wordpress, Ubuntu 8.10 , XAMPP already installed. [message #184696 is a reply to message #184692] Fri, 17 January 2014 09:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 1/17/2014 12:53 AM, J.O. Aho wrote:
> On 17/01/14 01:21, irishhacker(at)gmail(dot)com wrote:
>> Is it pretty easy to install locally Wordpress on a somewhat old
>> Ubuntu (8.10), without disrupting the version of XAMMP that is already
>> in place?
>> I want to practice using Wordpress, and also I want to study the
>> internals, the PHP source code, to help learn how to develop.
>>
>> There are hundreds of examples of free php source codes out there, but
>> the quality is going to vary hugely, so without knowing anything about
>> the web site the source code example is supposed to support, it's hard
>> to assess quickly which examples are of value.
>>
>> Some have suggested learning by looking at the internals of a CMS
>> (mostly PHP). And Wordpress is probably easier to start with than
>> Drupal. (although I am looking at Drupal books).
>>
>> By the way, some of the resources I gathered to learn how to install
>> Xamp last December was from Q&A at this user group, you were very
>> helpful a month ago, so thanks for that. I did get the experience last
>> month that some members at comp.lang.php are very helpful.
>>
>> Robert
>>
> Use "sudo do-release-upgrade" to upgrade your ubuntu to the latest version.
> After that it should just be "sudo apt-get install wordpress", it's like
> when you install any other programs in ubuntu, you use apt-get.
>
> Don't forget to make backup before you start upgrading.
>

Bad advice. Depending on the hardware he's using, he may end up with an
unusable system.

Better is the suggestion for him to ask in a Wordpress newsgroup.

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Re: How to locally install Wordpress, Ubuntu 8.10 , XAMPP already installed. [message #184697 is a reply to message #184696] Fri, 17 January 2014 12:11 Go to previous message
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On 17/01/14 15:35, Jerry Stuckle wrote:
> On 1/17/2014 12:53 AM, J.O. Aho wrote:
>> On 17/01/14 01:21, irishhacker(at)gmail(dot)com wrote:
>>> Is it pretty easy to install locally Wordpress on a somewhat old
>>> Ubuntu (8.10), without disrupting the version of XAMMP that is already
>>> in place?
>>> I want to practice using Wordpress, and also I want to study the
>>> internals, the PHP source code, to help learn how to develop.
>>>
>>> There are hundreds of examples of free php source codes out there, but
>>> the quality is going to vary hugely, so without knowing anything about
>>> the web site the source code example is supposed to support, it's hard
>>> to assess quickly which examples are of value.
>>>
>>> Some have suggested learning by looking at the internals of a CMS
>>> (mostly PHP). And Wordpress is probably easier to start with than
>>> Drupal. (although I am looking at Drupal books).
>>>
>>> By the way, some of the resources I gathered to learn how to install
>>> Xamp last December was from Q&A at this user group, you were very
>>> helpful a month ago, so thanks for that. I did get the experience last
>>> month that some members at comp.lang.php are very helpful.
>>>
>>> Robert
>>>
>> Use "sudo do-release-upgrade" to upgrade your ubuntu to the latest
>> version.
>> After that it should just be "sudo apt-get install wordpress", it's like
>> when you install any other programs in ubuntu, you use apt-get.
>>
>> Don't forget to make backup before you start upgrading.
>>
>
> Bad advice. Depending on the hardware he's using, he may end up with an
> unusable system.

Thats why the advice for a backup. The system he has now hasn't got any
updates since 2010-04-30, which is a security issue, no more safe than
running WinME.

> Better is the suggestion for him to ask in a Wordpress newsgroup.

Most likely he will get similar suggestions...

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