WordPress Installing WordPress Locally Installing WordPress Locally The WordPress Setup Wizard

kevin Blanc
kevin Blanc
1,212 Points

Video is really bad and teacher really not helpful could you explain how to get access to the setting page of word press

The video is really quick and jump many steps, java videos are much better, just looking to understand if possible, how to get access to the set up of the word press page.

Aurelian Spodarec
Aurelian Spodarec
10,787 Points

It's quick because there isn't much to talk about. What's the problem? I never had any problem with this. I think Zac is an excellent teacher.

If you don't get it the first time, re-watch it the second time.

I thought teachers were bad when I started, but actually, it was my understanding, I re-watched it and I got it.

kevin Blanc
kevin Blanc
1,212 Points

Nothing wrong about Zac, best teacher ever really clear with everything however Alena is not clear as Zac's courses sadly.

Aurelian Spodarec
Aurelian Spodarec
10,787 Points

Aww, is this Alena course? Oh! They Updated WordPress! Strange! I though Teamtreehouse was deleting WP videos as they are moving away from it.

Well, I haven't watched Alena video, can't tell.

2 Answers

Ben Jakuben
STAFF
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Hey Kevin, sorry you're having trouble here. Alena mentions that you should be presented with this automatically. If not, are you able to visit setup-config.php by typing the address directly into the address bar?

http://localhost/localwp.dev/wp-admin/setup-config.php

Alena Holligan has updated some of Zac's outdated material, and a few others are in the work by another Treehouse staff member. We are still supporting our two WordPress tracks but aren't going to add any new WordPress material in the near future.

Aurelian Spodarec
Aurelian Spodarec
10,787 Points

But even outdated courses are good, they teach students problem-solving skill, and most of them, aren't really that outdated by the code, apart from the date released.

There was a great valid Andrew course, where he builds a to-do-list, which was 100% valid and not outdated at all, but was removed with the new course - which is fine, but more content would be better, as those were an example.

Moreover, the course gives the student an idea on what he/she should research or in what way to go, instead of googling on what to google next.

Now, it might be confusing for more people, but there could be a note that course is outdated with bugs perhaps. At the end, the concept is always the same.

There are my 2cents :D

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Thanks for sharing your thoughts--that's helpful for us to hear. Right now we rely on teacher judgement to decide when to refresh or retire old material. Teachers listen to where students get stuck and essentially decide to patch it, fix it fresh, or scrap it. We want the experience to be as seamless as possible for students, so we prioritize refreshing or retiring over constant patching.

That said, it does seem like there may be other ways for us to experiment with keeping content more fresh. There's an update in the works now that will allow us to add better notes and fixes, so hopefully that starts to make it easier to maintain stuff as it ages.

Aurelian Spodarec
Aurelian Spodarec
10,787 Points

Yep, I totally understand what you're saying. Iv listened to a Treehouse teacher talking about the way they work at Treehouse and how the process looks like.

Perhaps, if that would be financially ( I assume ) possible, how about making an "Archive" page with all the content ever created on Treehouse? Maybe delete content that's 5years old plus, and keep that gap.

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

I have an open request to add an "Archives" section, but it isn't on the 6 month roadmap for our Engineering team, unfortunately. Hearing you request it is helpful to bump its priority, though!

Aurelian Spodarec
Aurelian Spodarec
10,787 Points

Awesome!

Just one more thing, you know, when the user learns, what is a better way to improve? Debugging! :D Students can go to the Archive and start making their knowledge solid and debug, which will make them better and have something 'like' real life world experience ish :D

That's cool! Thanks for the information :)

Ian Cordero
Ian Cordero
1,664 Points

Prof. and Content is Excellent. and super easy to understand. re watch videos, and cross examine your progress... dont be ********

Aurelian Spodarec
Aurelian Spodarec
10,787 Points

Don't be what? If you could remove the asterix please - it brings negative experience on the forum. You can live the hate out of the treehouse community.

Everyone is different ;)