The Business of WordPress Design using WordPress – Video Three
Hi Gang! In this video we’re going to put together the five essential tools you need to succeed using WordPress.
Fortunately, they are all free or of little cost, so you don’t have to have much money to get started.
The important thing to remember when assembling your own toolkit is the fact that there are no “proper” tools. Rather, much like craftsmen of old, you may have a unique preference for certain tools than other designers or freelancers. That’s OK!
Don’t be afraid to experiment to see what works best for you. Some of the tools, such as FTP and Text Editors are designed to work together. For example, most of the FTP clients allow you to remotely edit a file on the server and then automatically upload and save your changes. Be sure to test out these additional features, as they can often save you a lot of time by avoiding repetitive tasks.
Your Essential Tools Are:
- WordPress – available from WordPress.org or in your hosting package
- Hosting or Desktop Environment – LabZip or Bitnami.
- Firebug – available from GetFireBug.com.
- A Text Editor – like SublimeText, Notepad++, TextWrangler.
- An FTP Client – available at FileZilla Project.
What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! And don’t forget, your comments and questions are greatly appreciated, so keep them coming.
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