A web server is just a computer. It has hard drives, RAM, and processor. It runs software. The website you developed is stored on its hard drive(s) along with WordPress.
In this episode, let’s talk about how the files are copied from your computer to the web server. The intent is to help you visualize where the website files are so that you are able to follow along and grasp what the web server does and how it serves up files to the browser.
What is a Sandbox?
When you hear me say the word “sandbox,” I’m referring to your local development and test website. I call it a sandbox because it’s where we test, play, and break stuff. It does not affect any other project that you are working on, because you’ve isolated it into a separate, basic WordPress installation and project.
To setup your Sandbox, go to this article in the Help Center.
On your local computer (machine), you’ll create a new WordPress website project. Call it
labs.dev, or whatever you want. This is where you will play.
Don’t repeat yourself. Don’t repeat yourself. Don’t repeat yourself.
Total Lab Runtime: 02:18:22
- 1 Lab Introductionfree 06:50
- 2 When & Why of WordPressfree 08:03
- 3 Web Page Overviewfree 08:00
- 4 Web Page Requestfree 08:27
- 5 Convert Web Request into a Web Pagefree 09:48
- 6 The Website Filesfree 10:26
- 7 Rendering the Web Pagefree 15:34
- 8 Big Picture of Programmingfree 15:46
- 9 First Look at Codefree 13:19
- 10 Code Becomes a Web Pagefree 08:16
- 11 Intent of Themes vs. Pluginsfree 11:34
- 12 Intent of Each Language - HTML, CSS, JSfree 12:55
- 13 Intent of Each Language - PHP & SQLfree 05:15
- 14 Wrap it Upfree 04:09