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Test and Preview Blogs Offline with Instant WordPress

WordPress logoCreating WordPress blogs may be simple, but for someone who really wants the most out of a website steps like designing, thinking and testing an idea can really take a while. Now, thanks to Instant WordPress, webmasters can see how a blog looks and test their ideas before deploying the project to the broad public.
In a few words, Instant WordPress performs every tricky task which must be taken to preview a blog offline, on a regular desktop computer, including the installation and configuration of a PHP client, a server, the database and all the links between these programs. The client is even configured to run on an USB drive.

How does Instant WordPress work?

Well, the software comes as a single, Windows-compatible file which has approximately 55MB and which can be launched with a single-click action. Once installed, the software will deploy WordPress 3.3.2, Apache 2.2.15 in a 32-bit architecture mode, PHP 5.3.2 and MySQL 5.1.46-community-nt in a single folder. From there, you will have to:

  1. Double-click InstantWP.exe to display the console.
  2. Now click on WordPress Frontpage to open the blog in the default browser, fully packed with testing posts and fake comments, just to see how things look like.
  3. To access the WP Dashboard click on “WordPress Admin” and log in using admin and password as credentials.
The tool also has an easy-to-use MySQL panel, from which the user can change server related settings, while the Plugins and Themes folders appears in the WP Dashboard just like in any regular installation.
Although this may help webmasters to carefully plan the stages of launching a proper blog, this should not be used with full trust in mind. Once a website is online, many things may vary so Instant WordPress should only be chosen for testing. The software can be downloaded free of charge, here.

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