How To Install WordPress on Ubuntu: Part 2

November 26, 2009 by · 25 Comments
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In Part 1 of How To Install WordPress on Ubuntu I showed you some of the steps required to get Ubuntu ready for a fresh installation of WordPress to use for web development. In Part 2 I'll go through the steps of installing WordPress itself.

First, you need to download the latest version of WordPress. As of this writing, the latest is version 2.8.6.  Read more

How To Install WordPress on Ubuntu: Part 1

November 24, 2009 by · 13 Comments
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In this first part of How To Install WordPress on Ubuntu, I'm going to show some of the things you need to do to prepare your system for the actual WordPress installation. I'll cover the steps of installing WordPress itself in Part 2.

Install LAMP

LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, php. This is the basic web server setup you need to host a website. Even though you won't be hosting the site out to the internet, you'll need to have LAMP installed and configured to run WordPress on your computer. This tutorial assumes that you already have Ubuntu installed. Then, install LAMP on Ubuntu. Read more

Flash Drive Frustration

November 22, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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Last night I wanted to watch a media file that I had on my ext4 Ubuntu Karmic disk partition. My media PC is running Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) which can't read ext4. Even if it could, I haven't yet bothered to set up network sharing from my Karmic installation. So I figured I would just use the old fashioned sneaker net to transfer the file. Read more

Ubuntu 9.10 Post Installation To-Do List

November 10, 2009 by · 13 Comments
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Install video drivers

If required/desired, install hardware specific video drivers (nVidia or ATI). Go to System?Administration?Hardware Drivers and enable the drivers for your video card. You will need to reboot to make this take affect. Read more

Install LAMP on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

October 29, 2009 by · 161 Comments
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Why install LAMP on your desktop computer?

Why would I want to install and set up a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, php) stack on Ubuntu 9.10? It’s useful if you want to set up a private web development environment. Perhaps you want to develop your own WordPress theme. If you are developing websites and experimenting, it’s nice to do it in the privacy of your own computer, rather than out on the public internet.   Read more

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