In the video above I demonstrate how to close a WordPress blog to the public and make it available only to members who have a username and password created for them by the blog administrator. The site I demonstrate has 49,500 members that I created and bulk uploaded in about an hour. I show the plugin I used for the bulk upload of users. I’ll create a follow-up video in a week or so demonstrating how I used Excel to create those users from a file with nothing but first and last names. If you have need for a private blog/website to share with a few people or tens of thousands of people, this should help get you started.
Outline of my presentations at WordCamp Louisville:
WP Basic Installation and Setup:
- Install in subdirectory
- Install in root
- Install multiple copies
- Using single database
- Using different databases
- Mention setting up a networking
- Install local copy for offline testing/development
Moving WP From One Host to Another:
- Move WP maintaining same url
- Move WP changing the url
- Move WP subdirectory to root & vice-versa
- Copy WP from hosting account to local computer
Tools used in presentations:
WinSCP: A simple ftp client I use in conjunction with hosting control panels such as Cpanel.
Note: The following tutorial is intended to demonstrate how to install XAMPP and WordPress on your local Windows computer. It is not recommended that you connect this to the web…this is a very insecure set-up intended for local (off-line) purposes such as local testing, development, etc.
How to Run WordPress on Your Windows Computer Using XAMPP — Part 1 of 2
How to Run WordPress on Your Windows Computer Using XAMPP — Part 2 of 2