Since you are interested in learning wordpress web design you may need to spend time designing offline as a way of mastering the wordpress application. WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world, in use on over 60 million websites (according to Wikipedia). It’s not hard to see why: WordPress is incredibly easy to use, comes with thousands of extensions and themes, and is completely free and open source.

In this tutorial, I’ll install the Bitnami WordPress Stack, which gives you a pre-configured WordPress site that you can start using right away. Here are the steps you’ll follow in this tutorial:

  • Install WordPress using the Bitnami WordPress Stack
  • Log in and start using WordPress

The next sections will walk you through these steps in detail.

NOTE: Bitnami native installers are available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms. This tutorial uses a Mac OS X native installer, while the video guide uses the windows installation guide. Platform-specific notes are included where necessary in the following sections.