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Setup Your WordPress Development Environment2:50 with Zac Gordon
In this first video we go over what Bootstrap is as well as what we need setup before we can begin coding.
In order to successfully follow along with this project, we're going to need an
install of WordPress up and running that we can have access to and edit.
We have two options here.
We could either set up WordPress on a live server
somewhere, or we could work with a local install of WordPress.
I'm going to take the approach of setting up WordPress locally on my computer.
If you're not familiar with how to do this,
you could check out our course on Local WordPress Development.
I'm not going to go into depth on how to set up WordPress locally,
but you could take a look quickly now, at how I go about this process.
We can see that we now have WordPress installed.
We're running it on our local MAMP setup.
And, we've enabled permalinks, so that we have nicer URLs for all of our pages.
Now, we have to go to the
Bootstrap site at getbootstrap.com and download Bootstrap.
Now that we have Bootstrap downloaded and we
can navigate to our Themes folder within our local
WordPress install, we should be ready to get started
with the first steps of creating our new theme.
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