how can I use WordPress to create a website offline?

Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

             I am interested in creating and designing a website offline using WordPress and saving it locally onto my laptop.  It seems reasonable to believe this can be done seeing that web pages are not created that much differently from a standard word processing document using Microsoft Word.  As such, special formatting of fonts, insertion of links, and insertion of pictures should be retained and unaltered.  However, this is merely an assumption on my part.   At some later point in time, I will be uploading and publishing it to a server with my own domain name address and having it hosted.  

            Any shared thoughts, suggestions, and tips regarding this interest will be greatly appreciated.  

            Thank you

             George
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Peter HutchisonSenior Network Systems SpecialistCommented:
Yes, you do need a web server such as IIS (see Programs and Features) or Apache HTTPD for Windows, installing, plus PHP for Windows and MySQL for Windows.


http://windows.php.net/download/
http://www.mysql.com/why-mysql/windows/
http://www.iis.net/learn/install/installing-iis-7/installing-iis-on-windows-vista-and-windows-7
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/platform/windows.html

Once the site is created and developed on your PC you can move the Wordpress site over the live web server.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello

              All of this sounds very complicated.  Can you possibly provide a direct multimedia or YouTube link which captures the  necessary steps for creating a website locally as opposed to remotely?

               Thank you

               George
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Peter HutchisonSenior Network Systems SpecialistCommented:
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Peter

              Thank you so much for the follow up link along with the research involved in obtaining it.  While I have not had a chance to fully review it yet, I do have a couple of related questions to this post.  First of all, will the laptop containing the locally stored web page need to be on 24/7?  And, secondly, will the installed tools offset or interfere with my current wireless or internet setup with AT&T?

              George
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
The easiest way to put a web site on your laptop is to use WAMP or XAMPP which both include everything you need to support Wordpress.  For access 24/7, your computer needs to be on 24/7.  There will not be any interference with your internet access unless you create it.  I have a minimum of 4 web servers running on my computers here every day and they are running on my internal network, they don't access my outside internet connection.  Unless I run a program on them to do that.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi

       I wish to work periodically on my locally saved website and shut down the laptop at the end of the day when done.  Should I be able to do this and resume my work the following day when the laptop is started back up?

       George
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Certainly, just like any other documents.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Afternoon

              Thanks everybody for your follow ups.  I look forward to getting started with WAMP.  It seems like it will be the easiest approach since it includes everything needed to get WordPress installed and working such as the server software, MySQL, and PHP.

               Thanks again.

               George
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