How To Install WordPress Locally on Mac OS FREE! Install WordPress on localhost for mac

How To Install WordPress Locally on Mac OS FREE! Install WordPress on localhost for mac

October 2, 2019 27 By Bernardo Ryan


alright so i just found this awesome and super easy way of installing wordpress on your Mac it actually kinda blew my mind and how easy it was I thought that I already found an easy way that in a previous video on how to install wordpress on your Mac but this beats it hands down and it’s entirely free and i’m gonna show you exactly how to setup and install it although it is ridiculously simple but first I just want to talk a little bit about the interface so this is the interface of it the program is called local by flywheel and i’ll have a sponsored link to it in the description below this video but right here we’ve got all the different sites that I’ve set up and yes you can install multiple websites and it’s really easy to do and then if you wanna go into one of the sites you can either just choose to go into the admin panel right here or you can click the view site button right here and it’ll pop that open and there we go and so that’s the site that I’m i created and just just to test this tool so pretty awesome and I want to log into the admin panel I can just click on this button and the other kind of really awesome feature about this to go over here to utilities you can create a demo URL which will create some sort of a tunnel um through the interwebs to your computer so you can actually view the file that’s on your computer through the internet um and then you can test it really easily on a smartphone or a tablet or share it with a friend is have them quickly look at it so that’s pretty amazing so you can see the interface is really simple and easy-to-use and that’s the mission of the company providing this free tool which is flywheel hosting and flywheel is actually the first hosting company that i would say i’m excited about it’s kind of weird to say excited and hosting in the same sentence but what their mission is to make wordpress hosting as simple and easy as possible and make sort of like the hosting part of building your website just disappear because they handle everything for you the backup security making sure your site runs fast and it’s definitely the simplest hosting that I’ve seen and it’s definitely worth checking out so I’m going to include a sponsored link to flywheel description below and because choose to get flywheel hosting using my link they do provide me with a bit of a commission and that helps me to provide free tutorials like this and it helps me get the products i purchase for making the reviews that I do on this website so definitely think check flywheel out to see if it’s gonna work for you and I do I’m going to make a whole video all about flywheel because i do think it’s a really awesome hosting company and I’ve never seen an interface as easy to use as flywheel is so definitely worth checking out just go ahead and start looking at how we set up WordPress on our Mac using this free tool provided by flywheel so get this free tool use a sponsored link below to go to the flywheel website and then write the top here you’ll see this bar that says local by flywheel and then just click this find out to get more if it’s not here for some reason they haven’t moved here yet but i imagine that after the second to move into their resources tab right here go ahead and click out to find out more button and then that will take you to this page here and then you just have to click on this link down here will take you to this page where you can download this free tool and then just click on free download go ahead and fill out your information here and then click get it now and then that’s going to download the file to your computer ok and then once you’ve downloaded it just go ahead and open up the zip file gonna extract the application and there you go now this is the actual program so you might want to move it into your Applications folder I’m going to use it right here for right now just for this demonstration I just go ahead and open it up and then since it’s not part of the official app store you’ve got to say that that’s ok you downloads for Internet we know it’s a fine program and there we go so now it’s just telling you these are the things that it needs to do to make it work so just go ahead and say let’s go with the bottom is going to go ahead and go through this process of installing the software and pieces that it needs to make it so you can install basically what it’s doing is installing a server on your computer or the server software on your computer so that it can run wordpress because WordPress needs a server environment in order to be able to run go ahead and give it your password because it’s making changes to your computer and one thing is really think is cool about this local by flywheel is that in the future they’re gonna make it so that with just one click you can move your website from your local machine directly to flywheel hosting and what’s great about flywheel hosting who is if you build websites for other people you might want to work on it on your computer like this and then you can upload it to fly wheel and it’s super easy with flywheel to transfer the website hosting from you to your clients that you can just say hey there you guys go and build your site now it’s yours and you can give it to them with the hosting and everything and it just makes it really easy to do. The other thing you can do with flywheel is that if you do build sites for other people they’ll give you a limited amount of time where you can actually have a site up and running on there that your client can look at it won’t be at your actual domain it will be a test domain but your client can look at it and approve it and then they can actually go ahead and pay for the hosting themselves you don’t actually have to have any money laid out at all you can build the site on your computer if you can do it you know within i think a week or two weeks you can do it on flywheels host and then show it to your client get their approval so they can see it easily and then hand it off to them and they can pay for all the hosting and you don’t actually have to put any money out to build the site so that’s also a really cool option with flywheel and this process here I might take a few moments I just go ahead and be patient just let it go through and do it process because it’s gonna make installing wordpress for you so ridiculously easy it’s it’s kind of unbelievable actually ok and so here we are this is where everything happens basically and with that the sites here the settings so this is if you kind of know what you want to do like which kind of web server you want when you want apache or nginx am NOT an expert on server stuff at all so you know what you’re doing over here you can mess around with this otherwise you don’t have to worry about it at all because this tool makes it so easy to install WordPress actually you don’t have to do anything but just say install WordPress so let’s go ahead and do that right now so we don’t have a site so we have to do is click on add site over here and give your site a name so i’m going to call this first site just for fun and you can see it’s going to give it this local domain name here and then the site path so this is where it’s stored on your computer is gone gonna be local site / first site is going to be right here in my sort of main folder on my mac and my user folder it’s not there yet because it hasn’t been created if you need to you know like add a file directly to your wordpress install you can do that here I’m otherwise typically he won’t need to worry about that but if you do need to do that you can just click the Browse button and get set up right there click on environment so this is the kind of server that’s gonna be stalled installed on and then under wordpress you can choose to have a multi-site in installation or you can set it up with a username definitely recommend having sort of a different username from admin on that way when you do go live with your site on the internet it already has that set up something turns something unexpected i guess because admin root anything basic like that it’s just gonna allow hackers to get into your website’s just as a good practice have a more sophisticated user name than just admin and I’m just gonna use a basic password here because I’m only going to have the site on my computer just for demonstration definitely might also want to consider having a robust password here but don’t need for now what’s on your computer but definitely when you put it live make a robust password but this is going to set up all of wordpress for us so all I’ve got to do now oh and the admin email is going to go to dev at email dev dash email at flywheel dot local and there’s a way to view that within this tool so you can see all the emails that are being sent from your website without actually going out into the real world onto a real server and then all we gotta do is just click Add site and it’s asking me right now if I want to save this as my default username and password and I make a lot of sites because when i’m testing tools for you guys i make probably like three or four sites for every tool that I test just to try out different things and so for me definitely having this is a default is pretty awesome because then every time I make any site is already got my credentials my username and password added in so go ahead and click on that and which wait a few minutes for it to set everything up and was doing right now it is setting up wordpress it’s creating the database files its it downloading and installing the wordpress files it’s doing everything so and if you’ve seen my other tutorial on how to do how to install wordpress on a Mac you’ll know you’ve gotta download the wordpress files you’ve got to create a database then you gotta remember with the databases and link it with this you don’t have to do any of that all you do is just click that button wait a few moments for it to install and you’ve got a wordpress site on your Mac really awesome and then it’s making changes your computer because basically it’s creating a server on a computer you need to add in its type in your computer’s password it’s not your website password that you just created but the actual password for your mac ok and there we go now the site is setup and this is the site domains if you want to go to directly in your browser but what’s really convenient is we’ve got these two buttons here admin and view site so if you want to log into the admin area they just click here you add in the username and password that you created when you build your site and there you go now you’ve got wordpress installed on your mac and while we’re on the back end here there is one thing we want to do just to make sure that we’ve got wordpress setup correctly and one of things that you might want to go to pages you might want to just sort of get rid of the sample pages because you don’t need that sample posts just get rid of that and then the most important thing we want to do is if we go under settings here and then permalinks you want to set your WordPress website to post name that’s going to make it so it when you create a page or a post on your site that has the name of your site / the name of your post and that’s really going to help out your search engine optimization is also going to make it really easy for you to share URLs from your website because you’re going to have this very simple URL for each page and websites really important to do that you scroll down here and click Save Changes and there you go so now wordpress is installed on your mac super easy and if you’re interested in figuring out how you can move the site that you create on your Mac to a live server that’s not flywheel i’m going to show you I in the next video how to do that or if you already have a live site but you want to sort of mess around with it on your live computer or do some tests on some plugins that you’ve installed if you got an idea you want to test out switching a theme say for example you want to test that out on an environment you don’t have flywheel where you can use a staging area i’ll show you guys how to download your site really simply and easily just about this easy on to your local machine or remove it from your local machine to computer and that’s going to be in the next video how to move a wordpress website and there’s just one more thing I want to mention guys and that is that when you restart the local by flywheel to run your website again you might need to click on the top right where it says start all so you can get the server on your computer running again so if you open this up and you can open up your website click the start service button at the top right now because found that helpful if you want to learn more about flywheel if you want to get started on it check on the link below also i’ve got a video on setting up flywheel hosting which is really easy to do but if you just want to make sure you don’t make any mistakes you can do that and if you’re interested in reviews that I do on wordpress themes i’m really interested in helping us find the best and easiest to use wordpress themes definitely check out my theme reviews at the end of this video i will link to either way my top review or sort of a series of a bunch of different views and you can also find reviews at real website hints dot-com or on my youtube channel and if you thought this video was awesome and it helps you have definitely give me a thumbs up on that that helps me out a lot and if you have any questions or you just want to say like hey thanks a lot go ahead and leave that in the comments below always interested to hear from you guys want to find out whether I’m helping you out or not and if you have any questions are about what to do with your website go ahead and leave those questions in the comments below thanks for watching and I hope then this video helpful